HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation


Award issued

  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Our obligation to you

We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this course is suitable for you. This course teaches 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.

Are there physical requirements for this course?

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be a risk to life.

One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface.

There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.


ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR.
  • Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies.
  • Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods, and chemicals.
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including the use of standard precautions.
  • Requirements for the currency of skills and knowledge.

Legal, workplace or community considerations including:

  • Awareness of the potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation.
  • Capabilities of emergency management services.
  • Consent.
  • Duty of care requirements.
  • Importance of debriefing.
  • Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication.
  • Own skills and limitations.
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements.
  • Respectful behavior towards a casualty.

Considerations when performing resuscitation including:

  • Airway obstruction due to body position.
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR.
  • Appropriate use of an AED.
  • Assessment and interpretation of vital signs (respirations, temperature and pulse).
  • Benefits, contraindications, and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway.
  • Chain of survival.
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment.
  • Standard precautions.

Considerations when providing supplementary oxygen, including:

  • Benefits, contraindications, and complications of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques.
  • Complications with the use of a bad-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these.
  • Selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate delivery devices.

Basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitations, including:

  • Basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm.
  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally.
  • Relevant organs of the cardiopulmonary systems and their operations.
  • Response/level of consciousness.
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change.

Methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment including:

  • Actions to rectify problems.
  • Procedures to ensure operational readiness.
  • Storage, cleaning, decontamination and safe disposal of consumables.
  • Troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults.

Fees and Payments

Refund and fee protection policy

Refer to the student handbook.

Payment Terms

Group booking payment terms are based on an agreement between the client and the service provider.

Training will be conducted on-site or in an agreed location between the client and provider.

Course Times

Full Course New Students6 hours face to face training and assessment.
BlendedCompleting 2 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and 4 hours face to face.
Refresher Course4 hours face to face training and assessment.