Safety & Emergency Training Services

Training, Personnel, Vehicle and Equipment



    8 Hours

    Unit of Competency

    HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation

    Pre Requisites

    There are no pre-requisites for this course.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. This unit applies to workers who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation in a range of complex situations, include community and workplace settings.

This unit provides people with the knowledge and skills required to provide emergency life support, including:

  • CPR techniques for infants, children and adults.
  • How to respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting.
  • How to manage an unconscious breathing casualty.
  • How to rotate resuscitators with minimal interruptions to compressions.
  • How to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • How to report an incident to emergency services.
  • How to clear the airway using a suction device.
  • How to select and insert an oropharyngeal airway adjunct.
  • How to administer oxygen to an unconscious/conscious casualty.
  • The benefits, contraindications and complications of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques.
  • The complications with the use of a bag-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these.
  • Different types and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate delivery devices.
  • Basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitation, including:
    • Basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm
    • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
    • Relevant organs of the cardio pulmonary system and their operation
    • Response/level of consciousness
    • Upper airway and effect of positional change

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