SkillsIQ, the Service Skills Organisation responsible for the First Aid Units of Competency, has updated the First Aid Companion Volume for the new units if competency HLTAID009 – HLTAID016 October 2020 The updated document can be found at the bottom of the page, at the following link. https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/download.aspx?url=https://vetnet.gov.au/Public%20Documents/First%20Aid%20Implementation%20Guide_Final_October_2020.pdf

Thank you Lisa for submitting the following questions. Can a minor consent to treatment, when a parent is not available to give consent on the minor’s behalf?; and Can a minor consent to treatment, when a parent declines treatment on his/her behalf? See the response at the following link. https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/first-aid-treatment-of-a-minor/ 

National consultations are currently open for the following draft 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts: First Aid (closing date: Monday 5 March 2018). Please click here to access these documents, as well as Online Feedback Forms where you will be able to submit your comments and feedback. You are invited to review the drafts and provide feedback…

It's with much excitement that we announce the attendance of Chris Solomons at the 2018 National First Aid Trainers Conference. Chris worked as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (UK) for 20 years before moving to the patient transport service. During the time Chris worked as an EMD, the BBC were…

Recently a member asked the following question. Last week first aiders at a hotel attended a gentleman who had suffered a cardiac arrest in the hotel carpark. On arrival, they commenced CPR and applied an AED. Full resuscitation efforts were made. While attending to the gentleman the wife was becoming increasingly agitated saying that he had…

On the 15th September 2017 the Australian Resuscitation Council released a Guide to Automated External Defibrillators. To download a copy of this statement, select the link below to be directed to the Australian Resuscitation Council website. Click Here #NIFAT2018 Purchase your ticket to the 2018 National First Aid Trainers Conference here. Early, early bird tickets…

Thank you to Murray for submitting the following question: ‘I was asked during a training session what first aid would be given to a recipient of Pepper Spray’ Response by Jeremy Holder, TacMed Australia OC (oleoresin capsicum) Spray treatment varies around the country (and world) but studies have shown that it doesn’t really matter whether you…

ASQA has published the findings of its national strategic review into which found that the long-term quality of Australia’s VET sector is at risk unless the issue of unduly short training is definitively addressed. The report makes three broad recommendations to address the issues identified, including changes to the way course duration is regulated. Read…