This course will allow you to develop skills and knowledge and most importantly, confidence, to provide emergency care to a casualty with a suspected spinal injury. You will develop the skills to minimise further injury when applying first aid and waiting for emergency medical aid. It includes recognition and management of a suspected spinal injury, immobilising cervical spine, evaluating the need to move a casualty, preparing a casualty for transport, transporting and monitoring a casualty and performing a casualty handover.
Providing emergency care for a suspected spinal injury requires instruction and practical training. This is especially true where it relates to potentially fatal injuries, such as those that require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or involve severe bleeding. These procedures carry a risk of further injury to the casualty and the first aider. As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with an actual real-life situation.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
PUAEME004 - Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury
This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.
Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.
Refresher - Face to Face contact time of at least 2 Hours
Face-to-Face - Face to Face contact time of at least 5 Hours
Prerequisite – This course has a prerequisite of HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Physical fitness – Participants must have the physical capacity to complete a practical demonstration of moving a casualty with suspected spinal injury.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Certificate Renewal Requirements
This certificate does not require renewal
Learner Rights, Responsibilities & Support
Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.
Performance tasks and practical scenarios:
Fit a conscious casualty with a soft cervical collar
Fit a conscious casualty with a soft cervical collar and assist to a supine position
Move a casualty with a suspected spinal injury
Workplace documentation – The student is to complete 3 entries in the Workplace Incident Journal.
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.
Upcoming Public Courses: PUAEME004 - Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury
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