The Advanced Resuscitation Course (HLTAID015) is a National Accredited Course designed for anyone interested in advanced resuscitation and oxygen provider training for work, home or recreational purposes. It is a relevant qualification for those who want to improve their first aid skills and be better prepared to deal with potentially life-threatening situations. This comprehensive course provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to operate advanced resuscitation equipment such as oxygen and a defibrillator.

In this blog post, we will provide a brief overview of the key takeaways from the Advanced Resuscitation Course.

What is the Advanced Resuscitation Course?

Participants in the Advanced Resuscitation Course learn how to recognise and respond to life-threatening medical emergencies, as well as basic and advanced resuscitation techniques. Participants learn how to assess a person’s condition, administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, use an automated external defibrillator (AED), correctly perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and manage a patient’s airway through practice drills.

The course topics include management of the unconscious non-breathing person, administration of oxygen for therapy in a resuscitation scenario and First Aid equipment maintenance. Participants learn the value of early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation, as well as the importance of early recognition and response during cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation and teaches advanced first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, and casualty management until medical or other assistance arrives, as well as support to other providers.

At the end of the course, participants are given an assessment that tests their knowledge on topics covered in the course, such as assessing unresponsiveness, performing effective CPR chest compressions, safely using an AED device, and so on. If they pass this exam, they will be certified in Advanced Resuscitation Care, which they can use for professional advancement or career development opportunities.

How does the course differ from other first aid courses?

The Advanced Resuscitation Course is a more comprehensive learning experience than basic first aid courses. The course goes beyond the standard topics of CPR and AED use to cover the most recent developments in resuscitation care. It includes a greater focus on the clinical decision-making process and other challenging aspects of resuscitation care, such as recognizing and treating various medical emergencies. The course also provides learners with the skills and knowledge to manage emergency resuscitation, as well as post-resuscitation care. Additionally, the course provides additional coverage of advanced airway management and post-cardiac arrest care. 

What are some of the benefits of taking an Advanced Resuscitation Course?

Participants who complete the Advanced Resuscitation Course are better prepared to provide life-saving care or respond quickly in the event of a medical emergency. They learn invaluable skills such as quickly recognising signs of distress or cardiac arrest, performing effective CPR chest compressions with minimal interruption or delay before help arrives, understanding legal requirements when providing care for someone in need, and so on, all while gaining confidence through hands-on practise drills during class time. This course’s certification can be used for professional advancement or career development opportunities, so it’s definitely worth taking if you want to pursue these paths!

At Accredited Training Company, we are a professional registered training organisation with the National Training Authority. We offer a variety of different first aid courses for individuals and businesses in South East Queensland. Give us a call to discuss your requirements on 07 5522 6542 or find us online. We have a list of first aid courses available on our website.