New Asthma Management Course Accredited Important information for training providers who currently deliver 22024VIC Course in the Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace. This course accreditation period will end on 31st December 2014 and has been replaced with 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace.  The accreditation period for 22282VIC…

CS&HISC received 420 written pieces of feedback on the revised first aid units. This feedback was analysed and collated and a report has been circulated to the subject matter experts to inform their recommendations. The next release is expected to be a CS&HISC upgrade, resulting in no change to code or title of the units…

The following Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines have been reviewed and updated where appropriate. To view the guideline select the link. 9.4.2 Spider Bites 9.4.6 Blue Ringed Octopus and Cone Shell Sting 9.4.7 Fish Stings

Thank you to Ian for submitting the following question: My question is in relation to HLTAID004 - Provide First Aid in a Childcare or Education Setting - What is the Industry (Childcare & Education) standard requirements in terms of First Aid Certification. Is it OK for example if someone holds the HLTFA311A to then complete…
Thank you to Scott for submitting the following question: Hi Andy, just enquiring about the finishing up of 22024VIC and 22099VIC courses in Dec, is there some standalone courses we can put on scope to replace these courses. I already have the HLTAID004 on scope but if a student wants to do just the Asthma…

With the current review of the HLTAID units, the CSHISC will release the draft units for review and consultation on 21 July 2014. Stay tuned to NIFAT news for links to the new documents. Remember that trainers/RTOs are able to provide feedback on the draft documents and we encourage you to do this.

Information from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (Newsletter Winter 2014)  Anapen 150 (150mcg/0.3mL) and Anapen 300 (300mcg/0.3mL) adrenaline auto-injectors will be out of stock in Australia, and this could continue for the rest of the year. Distributor Link Healthcare has informed Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia that an updated Anapen presentation with new device features is now…