CPR and Manual Handling for Healthcare Providers


Course structure

This course provides participants with a certificate of completion of two professional development learning modules, Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Manual Handling. Training sessions are run over 4 hours – this workshop is divided into 2 sessions. Participants can choose to attend one or both sessions. Please note that the CPR module is not a nationally recognised module, although it is recognised by many employers to work as a nurse or AIN. If you are unsure if this unit will meet your requirements, please check with your employer prior to enrolling.

Eligible CPD Points: 4

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enrol in this program you must be a healthcare professional as all scenarios and simulations have been contextualised to the healthcare setting.

Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Perform Manual Handling both require a certain amount of physical fitness to complete assessment requirements. Please see below physical fitness requirements.

Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

• complete at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant mannequin which has been placed on the floor (total of 4-6 minutes).

• respond to clinical scenarios and treat casualties who are on the floor

• and, roll mannequins/people into the recovery position

NOTE: Students who are unable to complete the assessment requirement will receive a Certificate of Attendance and not a Certificate of Completion

Perform Manual Handling

• move mannequins up a bed using sliding sheets

• lift and move boxes

Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Content

You will learn and be assessed on how to;

· Identify a casualty who needs immediate first aid and/or CPR

· Keep yourself and others safe by assessing and minimising identified hazards/ dangers and using safe manual handling techniques

· Seek help quickly

· Perform CPR on an adult and infant

· Manage a person who is breathing but unconscious

· Use an automated external defibrillator sometimes called an AED

· Communicate what you have seen, heard, and done to emergency personnel and your Workplace Supervisor

You will know;

· Common terms

· Guidelines, regulations and requirements and where to find them

· Basic anatomy and physiology relating to CPR

· What to consider when performing CPR

· How to recognise if a person is not breathing properly and is unconscious

Your Assessment

In the case of CPR, it is important that we check what you know and can do. Our assessment process is simple. We will ask you some questions (written questions), watch you run through the CPR Algorithm on a mannequin (Baby and adult) and complete an incident report . If assessments scare you don’t worry, you will have plenty of time to prepare and practice before you are assessed.

Perform Manual Handling Content

You will learn and be assessed on how to;

· Perform correct manual handling techniques

· Apply lifting, lowering and transfer techniques of manual handling

· Apply safe handling practices and other safety procedures

· Demonstrate correct use of equipment according to manufacturers' specifications

· Implement practices to prevent or minimise risk

Your Assessment will be done through observation.

2021 Sydney Course Dates

December 14

2022 Sydney Course Dates

January 15, February 7, February 21, May 9, June 14, July 4, August 15, September 5, October 17, November 7

Course Cost

$100.00 for both units or $60 for one unit individually

Your Rights and Responsibilities

Please see Participant Handbook and our consumer protection policies to understand your rights and responsibilities.

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