PUAEME004A Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury
Information about the course:
This unit covers the competency required to minimise further injury to a casualty when applying first aid and waiting for emergency medical aid. The application of this unit in the workplace covers recognition and management of suspected spinal injuries.
The unit is typically relevant for personnel from emergency services and/or volunteer organisations or organisations which provide a first aid service in an environment where there is a risk of spinal injuries.
Those who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace in an industry with high risk for spinal injury.
- HLTFA311A Apply first aid or
- HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support (or equivalent) **copy must be provided at time of enrolment
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:
- PUAEME004A Provide Emergency Care For Suspected Spinal Injury
- Full course: 5 hours face-to-face training
- Refresher course: 2.5 hours face-to-face training
Pre course study options:
There are no pre course study requirements for this course.
Related Course Documentation
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A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.
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All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.
(PUAEME004A) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
- assess casualty
- communicate effectively with casualty to provide reassurance
- use safe manual handling skills
- common causes of spinal injuries relevant to the work environment
- risks associated with moving a casualty with a suspected spinal injury
- safe manual handling techniques
- signs and symptoms of suspected spinal injury
- techniques for manual stabilisation
- types of spinal immobilisation equipment available
(PUAEME004A) How will I be assessed for this course?
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
- Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
- Simulated Practical Scenarios
(PUAEME004A) Where can I access a copy of the training package?
You can access the training package here
(PUAEME004A) Do I need to complete a Refresher or Recertification?
Recertification recommended every 3 years.
To qualify for a refresher course, you must bring a copy of your current certificate to the training session. You will then be required to:
Complete 2.5 hour practical course.
- Proof of currency must be submitted to qualify for this course.
Is there any latex in the manikins?
Resuscitation manikins are latex free.