Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)
General course information
ART courses are usually delivered on a Saturday or Sunday (full day) or over two week night evenings (6pm - 9pm).
Unit of competency: HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
SLSA award: Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
Note: for members who hold the older SLSA award Advanced Resuscitation Techniques [AID] (unit of competency HLTAID007), this remains a current award for surf lifesaving in Queensland and does not require upgrading at this time. Members can continue to do skills maintenance and patrol with HLTAID007.
Specific entry requirements
Participants must hold unit of competency HLTAID011 Provide First Aid to enrol into this course
Be at least 15 years of age on date of final assessment
Be a financial member of Alexandra Headland SLSC
Be an actively patrolling member
The aim of this course is to develop skills and knowledge to manage life-threatening external bleeding, use oxygen, airway management devices and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious victims.
Respond to an emergency situation
Manage life-threatening external bleeding
Perform primary (DRABCD) and secondary (vital signs) assessment of a victim
Perform advanced resuscitation, including use of oxygen equipment, oropharyngeal airways and suction
Identify victims suffering from condition(s) where providing oxygen would be beneficial
Communicate details of an incident
Evaluate an incident and your own performance
Identify possible psychological impacts of first aid incidents and how to seek help
Restore equipment ready for use
Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in a simulated workplace setting. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.
Annual skills maintenance/proficiency requirements
For this award to remain current, candidates must perform an annual proficiency check.
ART course page last updated 8th June 2022