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1 RIIERR205A Apply Initial Response First Aid Site: Student Name: Student Signature: In signing this document as the assessor you confirm the assessment was conducted according to criteria specified in this assessment tool while adhering to the requirements of the Training Management System Assessor Name: Assessor Signature: Date: Content Expert: Content Expert Signature: Element C = Competent NC = Not competent 1. Assess the situation 2. Apply first aid 3. Record and report incident Initial Response First Aid P a g e 1

2 Introduction This assessment covers the skills and knowledge for what is required for RIIERR205A Apply initial response first aid and has been developed to meet the outcomes required by the training package and competence standard. As these assessments relate to the mining industry you may need to reference the specific requirements of the mine at which you are working. On successful completion this assessment will enable the student to be recognised as being competent against the standard and a statement of attainment will be issued. This assessment consists of both theory and practical components and each section must be successfully completed to be deemed competent. You should become familiar with the performance criteria of the national competency standard. Unless otherwise stated in the assessment tool ALL: Knowledge / theory questions must be completed correctly. All practical components must be demonstrated to reflect the requirements of the standard. This may be required more than once to show consistency and will require the application of site procedures including environmental and health and safety. Prior to commencing the assessment you should be familiar with the competence standard against which you will be assessed. The assessor is required to make available a copy of the standard for you to review. You will be given the opportunity to review the assessment material and the process will be discussed with you prior to the assessment being conducted. If you feel that you have the current skills and knowledge to meet the competence standard you should notify the assessor and discuss with them recognition under RPL which includes a challenge test. To support this process you will be required to provide sufficient evidence to support your claim. Note: It is the responsibility of the assessor to fully brief and instruct the trainee or applicant of the assessment format and the OH&S requirements. Should you require assistance to interpret such as person to read the assessment tool please advise the assessor prior to commencement of the assessment. Assessment The assessment may be conducted in one session or a series of sessions depending on the material being assessed. For the mining industry assessments will need to be mine relevant and in many cases demonstrated on a mine site or it may be conducted at an approved simulated site. The assessor will advise you on the process for assessment. Assessment Process The assessment may be commenced at any stage throughout the shift s activities and/or operation. If the participant at any point is identified as Not Yet Competent (NYC) for the criteria or section being assessed the assessment process is to cease immediately and the student informed of the decision. The assessor may be required to notify the site supervisor to ensure that further training is required before the participant can be re assessed. When the participant is considered to be adequately retrained, the assessment can be recommenced subject to notification by the trainer to the assessor. At the completion of the assessment: Initial Response First Aid P a g e 2

3 The requirements for the assessor and trainees to identify they have both participated in this assessment follows the process of: You will be advised of the result, where successful; Where not yet competent; The result will still be recorded and a new assessment date will be set Initial Response First Aid P a g e 3

4 Apply Resuscitation Techniques (Practical) Competency Actions C NYC Demonstrate checking for DANGER RESPONSE SEND FOR HELP Demonstrate opening / clearing the AIRWAY and check for breathing Check for danger to self, bystanders and casualty Check for hazards / assess risks / make safe Responsive (talk and touch) If not call for help 000 Send for help Handled gently no twisting or bending of neck Check breathing Look and feel for movement of upper abdomen or lower chest; and Listen and feel for escape of air from mouth and nose Demonstrate the procedure for clearing the casualty with AIRWAY of foreign material, or an unconscious BREATHING casualty Demonstrate RESCUE BREATHING Demonstrate CHEST COMPRESSIONS. If no signs of life are present commence CPR Handled gently not twisting or bending of neck Place casualty in a stable side position Open airway with backward head tilt and chin lift Open mouth and turn slightly downwards Finger sweep visible material from the mouth Handled gently no twisting or bending of neck Open airway with backward head tilt and chin lift Seal nose Give 2 initial breaths Blow into mouth until chest start to rise Place casualty onto their back on firm surface Place heel of hand on the lower half of the chest Place other hand on top of first Position shoulders directly above sternum Keep arms straight (elbows locked) Compressions should be applied to a depth of approximately ⅓ of chest with equal time for compression and relaxation Provide 30 compressions, followed by 2 effective breaths Compressions should be at a rate of 100 per minute If breathing returns place casualty in recovery position and monitor vital signs Handled gently not twisting or bending of neck Place casualty in stable side position Continually checking for signs of life Initial Response First Aid P a g e 4

5 Theory 1. What is the compression / ventilation ratio for CPR? a) 5 Rescue Breaths and 30 compressions with compressions at a rate of 80 PM b) 2 Rescue Breaths and 50 compressions with compressions at a rate of 100 PM c) 2 Rescue Breaths and 30 compressions with compressions at a rate of 100 PM d) Compressions only at a rate of 60 PM 2. When do you commence Rescue Breathing? a) After the emergency alarm rings b) If the casualty is not breathing normally after the airway has been opened and cleared c) Only after they have been rescued from the water d) If the casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally after the airway has been opened and cleared 3. What is the most common cause of airway obstruction? a) Vomitus b) Tongue c) Laryngeal spasms d) Allergic reactions 4. How do you ensure a casualty has an open airway during rescue breathing a) Ensure no head tilt and casualty s mouth is open b) Do nothing. It will stay clear by itself c) Pull the tongue out of the way d) Maintain backward head tilt and chin lift 5. What is the third (3) step in the Chain of Survival a) Early access to get help b) Early CPR to buy time c) Early ALS to stabilise d) Early defibrillation to reset the heart 6. What may occur after 3 to 4 minutes if the body does not receive oxygen a) Blood may pool in the lower limbs b) Brain damage may occur c) The face may be hot and flushed d) The casualty may be complaining of headaches 7. You have come across an obviously pregnant woman who has collapsed and has no signs of life. how would you position her for CPR a) Place casualty on her left side b) Place casualty on her right side c) Place casualty on her back with left hip raised d) Place casualty on her back with right hip raised Initial Response First Aid P a g e 5

6 8. The rescuer should continue CPR until? a) Signs of life return b) An authorized person pronounces life extinct c) It is impossible to continue (Exhaustion,Unsafe) d) Qualified help arrives e) Any of the above 9. DRSABCD is an important component in responding to emergencies. What do the letters stand for? a) Danger, Rescue, Send for Help, Airway, Breathing, Circulation Defibrillation b) Damage, Response, Send for Help, Airway, Breathing, Circulation Defibrillation c) Danger, Response, Send for Help, Airway, Breathing, Circulation d) Danger, Response, Send for Help, Airway, Breathing, Compressions, Defibrillation 10. Rescuers should start chest compressions if the casualty has NO SIGNS OF LIFE what should you look for a) Unconscious / unresponsive b) Not moving c) Not breathing normally d) All of the above 11. What are the signs of arterial bleeding? 12. List two (2) methods of controlling external bleeding. 13. List three (3) ways of recognising internal bleeding. Initial Response First Aid P a g e 6

7 14. What are the symptoms of shock? 15. Name three (3) occurrences that you would seek medical assistance for burns. 16. To prevent injury to yourself when handling a casualty what procedure should you follow? 17. Must MSDS s be made available to all staff in an accessible location? True False 18. Should you gain the injured person s consent prior to conducting first aid? True False 19. How do you control infection to yourself? 20. How do you prevent the casualty becoming infected through the transfer of bodily fluids? Initial Response First Aid P a g e 7

8 Scenario As a group, answer the following questions for the scenario below: At 7.30am you are driving a light vehicle on a mine site and come across a rolled over light vehicle on the main eastern haul road. The vehicle is badly damaged and fuel is leaking onto the road. Injured Person A Screaming and appears hysterical, shouting for help. Probable broken leg and minor bleeding from shallow cuts to the head. Injured Person B Not moving, unconscious, unresponsive, not breathing normally No obvious injuries. Injured Person C Conscious and moaning quietly. Blood is spurting from a deep gash in the arm. 21. List three (3) hazards and how you would control them: Hazard Possible Control 22. What words would you use to start your 2way radio call to report the accident? 23. Which injured person would you treat FIRST and why? Initial Response First Aid P a g e 8

9 24. How would you reassure the casualties? 25. How would you treat PERSON A suffering minor cuts to the head? 26. How would you treat PERSON B who is showing no signs of life? 27. How would you treat PERSON C suffering from a deep gash in the arm with blood spurting from the wound? Tick the 2 correct answers. Apply direct pressure Give the casualty plenty of fluids Change the dressing regularly Elevate the wound (if possible) 28. Complete the following incident / accident report for PERSON C Initial Response First Aid P a g e 9

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