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 Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

Unit 1 First Response Emergency Care

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first responder providing emergency care
1.1 Summarise role and responsibilities of a first responder providing emergency care
1.2 Apply methods to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify need for establishing consent to provide first response emergency care
1.4 Identify first response emergency care equipment
1.5 Demonstrate safe use of first response emergency care equipment
1.6 Use an appropriate method to record an incident
1.7 Identify patient specific medical documents


2. Be able to assess an incident

2.1 Perform a dynamic scene risk assessment
2.2 Demonstrate initial management of a scene
2.3 Give examples of when and how to call for help

3. Be able to assess a patient

3.1 Perform a primary survey
3.2 Assess a patient’s level of consciousness
3.3 Perform a secondary survey

4. Be able to assess a patient’s airway


4.1 Identify airway anatomy
4.2 Implement stepwise airway management methodologies
4.3 Demonstrate dynamic airway assessment

5. Be able to manage a patient’s airway

5.1 Explain need to clear the airway
5.2 Demonstrate how to clear the airway using:

• Postural drainage

• Manual techniques

• Recovery position

• Suctioning equipment

5.3 Demonstrate how to select and insert an:

• Oropharyngeal airway adjunct

• Nasopharyngeal airway adjunct

5.4 Demonstrate removal of an:

• Oropharyngeal airway adjunct

• Nasopharyngeal airway adjunct

5.5 Differentiate between a patient with a partially blocked airway and a completely blocked airway

5.6 Demonstrate how to manage a patient with a:

• Partially blocked airway

• Completely blocked airway

6. Be able to manage an unresponsive patient who is not breathing normally

6.1 Demonstrate how to open patient’s airway and check for breathing
6.2 Justify when to commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation
6.3 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an adult on a manikin
6.4 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a child on a manikin
6.5 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an infant on a manikin
6.6 Perform a patient handover
6.7 Explain modifications required during cardiac arrest for:

• Third trimester pregnancy

• Neck stoma

6.8 Clarify when resuscitation should not be attempted
6.9 Explain return of spontaneous circulation procedures

7. Be able to use appropriate equipment during a resuscitation attempt

7.1 Justify when to use an automated external defibrillator
7.2 Demonstrate effective use of an automated external defibrillator
7.3 Summarise safety considerations when using an automated external defibrillator
7.4 Demonstrate use of:

• Bag valve mask device (BVM)

• Pocket mask

• Oxygen connected to BVM or pocket mask

7.5 Explain modifications for child defibrillation

8. Be able to administer emergency oxygen

8.1 Identify indications for emergency oxygen therapy
8.2 Identify health and safety principles for the use of oxygen
8.3 Demonstrate how to administer emergency oxygen
8.4 Monitor the effects of emergency oxygen

Unit 2 First Response Emergency Care of Trauma

1. Be able to manage catastrophic bleeding

1.1 Recognise catastrophic bleeding
1.2 Demonstrate management of catastrophic bleeding using:

• Direct pressure

• Tourniquets

• Haemostatic agents

2. Be able to manage a patient who is in shock

2.1 Summarise recognition features of shock
2.2 Demonstrate management of a patient who is in shock


3. Be able to manage a patient who is bleeding

3.1 Identify the major components of the circulatory system
3.2 Differentiate between types of bleeding
3.3 Apply methods to treat external bleeding
3.4 Explain recognition features of internal bleeding


4. Know how to manage a patient with burns or scalds

4.1 Classify the severity of burns and scalds
4.2 Explain methods to treat burns and scalds involving:

• Dry heat

• Wet heat

• Electricity

• Chemicals

 5. Know how to manage a patient with minor injuries

5.1 Describe the management of:


• Small cuts

• Grazes

• Bruises

• Splinters

5.2 Summarise management of an eye injury involving:

• Dust

• Chemicals

• Embedded object

6. Know how to manage a patient with sudden poisoning

6.1 Identify routes that poisons can take to enter the body
6.2 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
6.3 Recognise effects of intoxicating substances
6.4 Summarise management of a patient affected by:

• Sudden poisoning

• Intoxicating substances

7. Be able to provide emergency care to a patient with head and spinal injuries

7.1 Recognise suspected:

• Concussion

• Skull fracture

• Cerebral compression

• Spinal injury

7.2 Demonstrate how to provide emergency care for suspected:

• Concussion

• Skull fracture

• Cerebral compression

• Spinal injury

7.3 Demonstrate how to remove a safety helmet from a patient
7.4 Demonstrate how to correctly size immobilisation devices
7.5 Demonstrate how to apply immobilisation devices

8. Be able to provide emergency care to a patient with injuries to bones, muscles and joints

8.1 Recognise suspected:

• Fractures

• Dislocations

• Sprains and strains

8.2 Demonstrate how to provide emergency care for suspected:

• Fractures

• Dislocations

• Sprains and strains

Unit 3 First Response Emergency Care of Medical Conditions
 
1. Understand how to identify a patient with breathing difficulties

1.1 Identify major components of the respiratory system
1.2 Explain recognition features of hypoxia
1.3 Explain recognition features of asthma
1.4 Explain recognition features of hyperventilation
1.5 Explain recognition features of a chest injury
1.6 Explain recognition features of positional asphyxia

2. Understand how to manage a patient with breathing difficulties

2.1 Explain how to manage a patient with acute asthma
2.2 Assemble spacer device with reliever inhaler
2.3 Summarise how to manage a patient who is hyperventilating
2.4 Summarise the management of an open chest injury
2.5 Manage a positional asphyxiated patient

3. Know how to manage a patient with anaphylaxis

3.1 Identify common triggers of anaphylaxis
3.2 Identify life-threatening features of anaphylaxis
3.3 Distinguish between allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
3.4 Demonstrate management of a patient with anaphylaxis
3.5 Demonstrate safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector

4. Know how to manage a patient with suspected major illness

4.1 Summarise recognition features of major illnesses including:

• Heart Attack

• Angina

• Stroke

• Diabetes

• Meningitis


4.2 Explain how to manage major illnesses including:

• Heart Attack

• Angina

• Stroke

• Diabetes

• Meningitis

 5. Know how to manage a patient who is in seizure

 5.1 Recognise seizures including:

• Partial seizure

• Generalised seizure


5.2 Explain how to manage a patient having a seizure

6. Understand how to provide emergency care for the effects of environmental exposure

6.1 Recognise suspected:

• Hypothermia

• Hyperthermia

• Sun stroke

• Dehydration

• Exhaustion

• Food poisoning

6.2 Identify how to provide emergency care for suspected:

• Hypothermia

• Hyperthermia

• Sun stroke

• Dehydration

• Exhaustion

• Food poisoning