Competency Code HLTAID001
Sudden cardiac arrest (or heart attack) kills an estimated 33,000 people in Australia alone each year and can strike anyone.
According to the American Heart Association as many as 50% of heart attack victims have no prior indication of heart disease with their first symptom being a fatal cardiac arrest.
The single most important determinant of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is the presence of a trained lay rescuer who is ready, willing and able to act.
The Provide CPR competency is ideally suited to provide the skills of a combination of expired air resuscitation, external cardiac compressions and automated external defibrillation in an attempt to revive a person who has had a cardiac arrest.
The Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) program is a short course designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide basic life support measures in an emergency.
The new competency HLTAID001 also incorporates the skills related to the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends that all those trained in CPR should refresh their CPR skills at least annually.
CPR is the most fundamental skill in First Aid and repeated training is important to improve the effectiveness of Basic Life Support.
Onsite Course Delivery
Due to the specialist nature of this program and the need to provide specialist facilitation, this program can only be booked as a private onsite program.
The cost includes delivery for a group of a minimum of 12 students including the provision of equipment and assessment and excludes venue and catering.
Onsite courses offer organisations the opportunity to book and schedule courses to meet the specific needs of their own staff. Onsite courses booked with The Benchmarque Group can be contextualised to meet the specific needs of your organisation and can be scheduled for a date and time to best suit your staff.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does the program cost?
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Program costs $65.00 per student. A minimum of 12 students are required to book your own onsite course.
What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?
Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.
How many CPD hours/points will I achieve for completing this Program?
4 CPD Hours.
For Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Midwives, our recommendation, based on previous student experience for this course is approximately 4 CPD Hours.
For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.
What do I get at the end of the course?
At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HLTAID001.
The Statement of Attainment you receive is equivalent to the certificate issued by all Registered Training Organisations in Australia and will be recognised by any external organisation.
How long does the course take?
The course is delivered in approximately 2 hours.
I already have a CPR certificate, can I complete a refresher?
The Benchmarque Group does not offer refresher programs for CPR. CPR is the most fundamental skill that you can provide in an attempt to revive an individual who has had a cardiac arrest. The duration of the program is only 2 hours and we encourage all students to complete the entire program.
How long does my certificate last for?
Your CPR certificate is valid for a period of 12 months from the date of completion of your course. The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends that all those trained in CPR should refresh their CPR skills annually.
Do I need to do anything before the program?
No. Everything you need to complete the program will be provided on the day.
Will I need to do a test?
Yes. As a nationally accredited course, we are required to gain evidence of your competency. During your workshop you will be provided with a printed copy of a theory assessment containing multiple choice questions that need to be answered as well as a requirement for you to demonstrate correct CPR technique on a mannequin provided.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please ensure that you bring a pen.
What should I wear?
Please remember to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing for the practical components. The practical element will include practising your CPR skills along with other hands on skills.
I am worried about whether I can perform CPR on the ground
The practical component is a mandatory assessment task. If you have any concerns or limitations with the practical component, please contact us directly or speak with your facilitator on the day and we can make alternative assessment arrangements.
What happens if I fail?
If you do not achieve the required result, or are unable to demonstrate an appropriate CPR technique, you will be provided with 2 additional opportunities to gain competency on the day.
Who will my facilitator be?
The Benchmarque Group engages a team of highly skilled and endorsed facilitators. All of our facilitators are qualified nurses with specific expertise in the delivery of the program.
Am I required to provide feedback?
Yes. At the completion of your workshop, you will be asked to provide feedback. It is very important that you assist us by completing these feedback sheets to enable us to improve our courses and future delivery of programs.