- 1.5 hours
This course is often combined with the Anaphylaxis first aid course. If you wish to complete both please add the Anaphylaxis course to your cart as well. Sessions will be available on the same day as the Asthma first aid course.
Learn the relevant skills and knowledge to be able to develop an asthma risk assessment and emergency management plan to handle asthma episodes. The nationally accredited course also teaches knowledge of triggers, symptoms, effects of asthma as well as emergency management..
Completion of online pre-learning is required prior to arrival at the class.
This course is recommended for
• Teachers, educators and child care workers
•Aged care workers
• Sports coaches and designated first aiders
This course is not available to international students
This course covers the following:
VU21658 Manage asthma risks and emergencies in the workplace
- Composition and essential components of an Asthma Management Plan;
- Relevant workplace policies/procedures for the management of an asthma emergency;
- Guidelines of asthma peak bodies;
- Risk management and minimisation strategies contextualised to the specific workplace environment;
- Environmental hazard identification and minimisation;
- Requirements in some workplaces for Police Checks and/or Working with Children Checks;
- State/Territory regulatory requirements for asthma management relevant to workplace contexts;
- Signs and symptoms of asthma – mild/moderate, severe and life-threatening;
- Potential consequences of an asthma episode;
- Common allergic and non-allergic asthma triggers;
- First aid principles and procedures for the emergency management of asthma; including individual Asthma Action Plans;
- Common asthma medication and equipment;
- Sources of medical assistance, such as: designated first aiders/first aid officers, general practitioners, ambulance;
- Workplace’s debriefing policies/procedures; and
- State/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace requirements for refresher training to maintain currency of competence.
- Develop risk minimisation strategies for the emergency management of asthma in accordance with legislative, regulatory and workplace requirements;
- Plan for contingencies;
- Assess emergency situations;
- Control the situation according to established first aid principles prior to management of the asthma episode;
- Apply first aid skills in accordance with emergency response procedures and medical action plans;
- Apply effective communication skills in dealing with the asthma casualty and sources of emergency assistance;
- Convey the casualty’s details to emergency services;
- Comply with the workplace’s incident recording requirements;
- Respond appropriately to challenging situations recognising the psychological impacts of medical emergencies on individuals;
- Follow workplace debriefing policies/procedures;
- Contribute to the evaluation of responses to an incident in accordance with workplace policies and procedures; and
- Maintain accurate records.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Unit(s) of Competency
There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.