SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location
Information about the course:
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required for the provision of first aid to a casualty in a remote or isolated area and their management over an extended period of time until medical assistance or evacuation of the casualty occurs.
This unit applies to those who will be providing first aid in remote settings within the outdoor recreation sector
This may include those undertaking a leadership role in outdoor recreation activities, such as bushwalking or other guided activities in remote locations.
This may also include those working for private outdoor adventure companies, volunteer organisations, not for profit organisations or government agencies.
- SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote situation
Initial Course duration:
- Mixed Mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 8 hours practical training
- Face to Face: 14 hours face to face training
Refresher Course duration:
- Mixed Mode: Completion pre-course study plus 8 hours practical training
- Face to Face: 14 hours face to face training
Important information regarding course durations:
Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.
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(SISOOPS305A) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
· resuscitation skills to safely provide first aid in a remote location, prior
to further assistance arriving
· demonstration of first aid principles to ensure safe use of remote first
aid in an emergency situation
· ability to adequately use infection control procedures to ensure the safe
handling of casualty
· safe manual handling skills to ensure safety of casualty
· initial, secondary and ongoing casualty assessment to ensure ongoing
safety of casualty, prior to further assistance arriving.
· prepare written incident report or written information to enable the
writing of an incident report by supervisor or other staff member
· communication and interpersonal skills to:
· provide direction to group and other outdoor recreation leaders
· inform further assistance on situation and direction upon arrival
· incident management skills to safely manage and report situations
· ability to interpret and use listed documents to ensure correct reporting
and first aid equipment
· problem-solving skills to:
· identify first aid situations and deal with them
· develop sustainable solutions that meet the needs of all
· language and literacy skills to:
· read and analyse relevant legislation and organisational policies
· document incident and incident reports, verbal and written
· communicate information to group, further assistance and other
outdoor recreation leaders
· planning and organising skills to:
· plan further action
· monitor casualty, situation and group
· basic anatomy, including the skeletal anatomy, muscles, joints and
bones, to ensure correct use of first aid
· basic physiology to ensure first aid used correctly
· legal requirements to make correct decisions when applying first aid
· duty of care when applying first aid to clients
· care of unconscious to ensure correct treatment is used, without further
· State and territory regulatory requirements relating to currency of skill
and knowledge to ensure remote first aid is kept up to date
· working knowledge of communication systems, equipment and
methods used in remote locations
· knowledge of management option evaluation relating to transporting
· knowledge of the first aid in a remote location principles in order to
address contingencies specific to differing types of situations
· consideration of the welfare of the casualty and further actions to
ensure safe welfare
(SISOOPS305A) 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
- Performance Tasks
- Simulated Practical Scenarios
(SISOOPS305A) Where can I access a copy of the training package?
You can access a copy of the training package here