ASTHMA MANAGEMENT

ASTHMA MANAGEMENT

Course Details

Course Details

22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace

This unit of competency provides the skills and knowledge to be able to handle asthma emergency situations in the workplace. It provides background knowledge of the causes, symptoms, and effects of asthma as well as emergency treatment.

Course delivered in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

Course cost: $50

Course Duration:

  • Full course: 4 hours face to face training
  • Full course: Completion of pre-course study plus 2 hours practical training
  • Refresher course: 4 hours face to face training
  • Refresher course: Completion pre-course study plus 2 hours practical training

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Pre-course study options:

The following option is available for completing the pre-course study;

  • Downloadable workbook

You must take the evidence from your pre-course study to the practical training session.

(22282VIC) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Essential knowledge: 

  • 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
  • State/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace requirements for refresher training to maintain currency of competence

Essential Skills:

Ability to:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintain accurate records

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