HLTAID001 Provide CPR
CPR training and refresher courses in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
Most victims of sudden cardiac arrest will die before they reach the hospital. It has however, been proven that if more people know CPR, many of these victims could be saved. By completing a CPR training course and performing CPR on a heart attack victim, you could double their chances of surviving the attack. That’s right, just two hours of your life and you could save someone else’s. CPR will form part of any First Aid course, but if you don’t have time, a two-hour CPR course will suffice, for the meantime.
While we encourage all adults to complete at least a first aid course, if you complete a CPR course at our Kwinana facility you never know whose life you could land up saving.
What is CPR?
CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is the technique of chest compressions combined with rescue breathing.
Carrying out CPR as a part of basic life support may lead to saving someone’s life. Training in CPR allows you to manually preserve brain function until specialised treatment becomes available.
You are not required to have any prior medical training before enrolling in this CPR course and it is appropriate for both first-time learners and as a refresher course.
The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that a CPR refresher course should be undertaken every 12 months, separately or as part of a First Aid refresher course.
Bestwest Care is a specialised, registered training facility offering a range of aged care, health care, first aid, and CPR training courses. We are a nationally recognised institute, with our many years’ of training experience and high quality instructors. All participants leave our courses confident in the knowledge that they are well trained and capable of performing any of their new life-saving skills if required.
Our courses are offered to those looking to pursue a career in the health care or aged care industries or those wanting to improve their skills, especially those that could save a life.
We also provide temporary staffing solutions throughout Perth and Western Australia to the relevant qualified applicants. Apply today if you are qualified and looking for work as a care worker.
CPR course description
Bestwest Care’s CPR course is a unit of competency, which provides the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). This unit is also a component of HLTAID003 Provide First Aid. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that a CPR refresher course is done on an annual basis.
The course is completed over two to three hours in a training room and combines theoretical and practical components. These classes are appropriate for employees of any industry, for community groups, members of the public, corporate clients, healthcare professionals, fitness professional, teachers and anyone looking to learn this life saving skill. We are happy to conduct courses at individual workplaces or venues if minimum numbers and appropriate facilities are available.
We can run first aid or CPR evening courses on request if all the applicable criteria are met.
Included in the course:
- Hazard assessment/risk management
- Airway, breathing and responsiveness
- Safe manual handling techniques
- Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
- Using an Automated External Defibrillator
- Incident reporting
In order to participate in one of our CPR courses in Perth you need to complete an application form and make full payment of all fees. There are no pre-requisite requirements to take this course.
For just two to three hours of your time you can learn a skill that can save lives. As it is a nationally recognised course you will need a basic level of physical competency to meet the necessary performance level required for this course. This means you need to be able to perform CPR on an adult and infant manikin placed on the floor or hard surface for a period of two minutes and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.