PUAEME004 Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury

Information about this course:
This course will allow you to develop skills and knowledge and most importantly, confidence, to provide emergency care to a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.  You will develop the skills to minimise further injury when applying first aid and waiting for emergency medical aid.  It includes recognition and management of a suspected spinal injury, immobilising cervical spine, evaluating the need to move a casualty, preparing a casualty for transport, transporting and monitoring a casualty and performing a casualty handover. 

Providing emergency care for a suspected spinal injury requires instruction and practical training.  This is especially true where it relates to potentially fatal injuries, such as those that require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or involve severe bleeding. These procedures carry a risk of further injury to the casualty and the first aider.  As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with an actual real-life situation.

Provider of Training and Assessment 
This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.
 

Important information prior to enrolment

Unit Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

  • PUAEME004 Provide emergency care for suspect spinal injury

To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au 

Course Delivery  
This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Emergency Medical Response Training facility. 

Entry Requirements

  • Prerequisite – This course has a prerequisite of HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • Physical fitness – Participants must have the physical capacity to complete a practical demonstration of moving a casualty with suspected spinal injury.

Course Duration (face to face)

  • Face to Face – 5 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Refresher training – 2 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates

Assessment Requirements
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.

Certificate Renewal Requirements.  
No industry recommended renewal is identified on the certificate, employers are recommended to consult with stakeholders to identify appropriate training periods.

Course Fees and Payments

  • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.

  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to Training Fees Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, on-site and group booking payments are required prior or by the commencement of the Training Session.

Work Placement Arrangements
No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints
Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals. 

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What happens at the course?

Learning Activities

  • Delivery of course information and learning activities.

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:  

Performance tasks – The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:

  • Fit a conscious casualty with a soft cervical collar
  • Fit a conscious casualty with a soft cervical collar and assist to supine position

Practical scenario – The assessor must observe the following practical scenario: 

  • Move a casualty with a suspected spinal injury

Workplace documentation – The student is to complete 3 entries in the Workplace Incident Journal.

Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

Book a Public Training Course

Emergency Medical Response provides Public First Aid Training in Northcote, Bendigo, Maryborough, Ballarat (use our First Aid Public Booking Calendar above to book), One-to-One Training (Option 2), On-Site or In-Workplace Training (Options 3, 4 & 5) anywhere in Victoria or Tasmania and Specialised Upskill Training (Option 6) to suit your requirements.

On-site Workshops

For on-site First Aid Training (Options 3 & 4):-

  • add only one  On-Site Training Fee to your cart;
  • then add a Student Assessment Fee 
  • view the cart and enter the correct number of students for your group and checkout;
  • Once payment has been received we will contact you with our next available date and confirm your venue details;

Emergency Medical Response delivers nationally recognised training and assessment on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Tom Aczel and Jasmine Aczel are approved trainers for the courses listed here (or their equivalent replacements) on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.