Emergency Spinal Care

Emergency care for suspected spinal injury

emergency spinal care

Spinal Care

Spinal Management

Provide emergency spinal care for suspected spinal injury PUAEME004

Competencies covered within the course, include:

PUAEME004 – Provide emergency care for suspect spinal injury

This course will allow you to develop skills and knowledge and most
importantly, confidence, to provide emergency care to a casualty with a
suspected spinal injury.

You will develop the skills to minimise further injury when
applying first aid and waiting for emergency medical aid. 

It includes recognition and management of a suspected spinal injury, immobilising cervical spine, evaluating the need to move a casualty, preparing a casualty for transport, transporting and monitoring a casualty and performing a casualty handover.

Providing emergency care for a suspected spinal injury requires
instruction and practical training. 

This is especially true where it relates to potentially fatal injuries, such as those that require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or involve severe bleeding.

These procedures carry a risk of further injury to the casualty and the first
aider.  As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs
before being confronted with an actual real-life situation.

This is Nationally Recognised Training. A Statement of Attainment
will be issued following successful completion of this course from our
partner RTO Allen’s Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

This course is conducted in house at the SFASS Training Centre, or we can come to you for bookings of five or more.

  • Prerequisite – This course has a prerequisite of HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • Physical fitness – Participants must have the physical capacity to complete a practical demonstration of moving a casualty with suspected spinal injury
  • Face to Face – 5 hours (minimum) – full face to face course

  • Refresher training – 2 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

  • Performance tasks:
    • Fit a conscious casualty with a soft cervical collar
    • Fit a conscious casualty with a soft cervical collar and assist to supine position
  • Practical scenarios –
    • Move a casualty with a suspected spinal injury
  • Documentation – The student is to complete 3 entries in the Workplace Incident Journal.

  • Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

No industry recommended renewal is identified on the certificate, employers are recommended to consult with stakeholders to identify appropriate training periods.

  • Course Fees $120, discounts apply for bookings of five or more.

  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.

  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website www.allenstraining.com.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

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Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allen’s Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

The “ Training Student Handbook” will provide you with information concerning the terms and condition, course assessment requirements, rights and responsibilities of the student and the course assessment requirements