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Learner Guide HLTAID003 Provide First Aid


This is a Learner's Guide to support the study of HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
SKU: Learner Guide HLTAID003 Categories: ,


HLTAID003 Provide First Aid This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, and management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance. At the completion of this unit of competency you will have the skills to assess situations, apply first aid procedures, communicate details of an incident and evaluate your own performance. First aid management of:
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reactions
  • Altered and loss of consciousness
  • Bleeding
  • Burns – thermal, chemical, friction, electrical
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Casualty with no signs of life
  • Chest pain
  • Choking / airway obstruction
  • Injuries – cold and crush injuries; eye and ear injuries; head, neck and spinal injuries; minor skin injuries; needle stick injuries; soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations
  • Envenomation – snake, spider, insect and marine bites
  • Environmental impact such as hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, heat stroke
  • Fractures
  • Medical conditions, including cardiac conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • Near drowning
  • Poisoning and toxic substances, including chemical contamination
  • Respiratory distress
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Stroke
  • Substance misuse – common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs
  • Awareness of stress management techniques and available support
Social / legal issues:
  • Duty of care
  • Need to be culturally aware, sensitive and respectful
  • Importance of debriefing
  • Confidentiality
  • Own skills and limitations


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