PUAEME004 – PROVIDE EMERGENCY CARE FOR SUSPECTED SPINAL INJURY
PUAEME004 – Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury 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.
The unit is applicable to personnel from emergency services, volunteer organisations or organisations which provide a first aid service in an environment where there is a risk of spinal injuries.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
- Identify suspected spinal injury
- Immobilise cervical spine
- Evaluate need to move casualty
- Prepare casualty for transport
- Transport and monitor casualty
- Perform casualty handover
PROVIDER OF TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT
This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Health Security Education Pty Ltd RTO 40907 by ERT Group Pty Ltd.
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 Health Security Education Pty Ltd RTO 40907. To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au
- PUAEME004 – Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury
There is no legislative requirement for refresher training for this unit, except those that fall in line with industry standards/recommendations.
This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an ERT Group Pty Ltd training facility.
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
WORK PLACEMENT ARRANGEMENTS
No work placement arrangements 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 Health Security Education Pty Ltd RTO 40907. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.
COURSE FEES AND PAYMENTS
- Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees
- Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook
- Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
Participants must have sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course.
Due to the amount of practical training in this unit, participants must also be physically fit to complete a practical demonstration of moving a casualty with suspected spinal injury.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE COURSE?
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.
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 scenarios – The assessor must observe the following practical scenario:
- Move a casualty with a suspected spinal injury utilising scoop stretchers, spinal boards and strapping and stokes baskets
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.
*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.
ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 621 754 for a quote.