Emergency Training in CPR, Asthma

& Anaphylaxis for School Staff

Course Summary

Hands-On First Aid offers schools professional training for their staff on an annual basis as required by the Department of Education in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) , Asthma and Anaphylaxis. 

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation training provides the skills and knowledge required to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. Asthma Management training recognises that it is becoming increasingly more important for employers to become Asthma emergency prepared.  If someone is having difficulty breathing, this may be in fact an asthma emergency. Anaphylaxis EpiPen training provides participants with the knowledge and skills to enable them to assist a person suffering an anaphylactic reaction until medical assistance arrives.

Learning Objectives

  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor

  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface

  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting

  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty

  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

  • followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

  • Responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:

  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques

  • Develop a risk minimisation and emergency management plan for an asthma episode

  • Recognise the symptoms and potential dangers of an asthma episode

  • Assess the emergency asthma situation taking into consideration the casualty, risks, physical hazards and appropriate response to control the situation

  • Communicate effectively with the asthma casualty to reassure and advise

  • Gather the essential resources and equipment to provide effective first aid to the asthma casualty

  • Demonstrate effective first aid management of an asthma episode

  • Define the term allergic reaction/anaphylaxis

  • Recognition of allergy and anaphylaxis

  • Signs and symptoms of allergic reaction

  • Risk factors

  • Provide first aid management of severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis

  • Develop risk minimisation and management strategies for allergic reaction and anaphylaxis

  • Action Plans

  • Use of adrenaline auto-injector devices Epi Pen 

  • Communicate detail of the accident to Emergency services

Quick Overview
Duration                 2hrs  
Certificate              1year
Prerequisites         min.age 14
Cost                          POA