PUA Emergency Care

Project scope

This project will review and update five Units of Competency in response to changes in industry practice, health regulatory requirements and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

 

This area of public safety refers to the provision of emergency care by public safety personnel, pending the arrival of appropriately qualified personnel. It includes identifying need for emergency care, managing injuries, ensuring personal safety of the carer and casualty, assessing the casualty, implementing emergency care procedures, and working cooperatively with personnel from other organisations.

 

The units will be reviewed to ensure alignment with changed industry guidelines and terminology to ensure they meet safety and industry skill requirements.

 

This includes changes to Australian and New Zealand Resuscitation Council (ANZCOR) and Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. Given the current COVID 19 pandemic, the units will also be updated in line with community safety regulations and changing community expectations. These skills are essential to building the capability of public safety workers.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders.  The IRC and AIS is working with subject matter experts in the development of the Training Package materials.

 

Timeline

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 31 August 2022.

 

Deliverables

 

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

11 FEBRUARY 2022

TAC ESTABLISHED

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising subject matter experts from industry, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding emergency care to the review 5 Units of Competency
  • Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
  • Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
  • Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
  • Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
  • Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration
  • Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority.

 

The TAC held its first meeting on 24 November 2021.

 

 

13 OCTOBER 2021

 

The PUA IRC is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.  Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and update these Training Package products.

 

This project will review and update five Units of Competency in response to changes in industry practice, health regulatory requirements and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The units relate to the provision of emergency care by public safety personnel, pending the arrival of appropriately qualified personnel. This includes identifying need for emergency care, managing injuries, ensuring personal safety of the carer and casualty, assessing the casualty, implementing emergency care procedures, and working cooperatively with personnel from other organisations.

 

Registrations closed Wednesday 27 October 2021.

 

 

PROJECT COMMENCEMENT

30 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

Work on this project has commenced.

 

Subject matter experts will be engaged to provide technical input into the Training Package development work.

 

 

Consultation

15 FEBRUARY 2022

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee, the TAC has drafted materials for this project and is requesting stakeholder feedback.

 

These draft materials address changes in industry practice, health regulatory requirements and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

 

A new Advanced Emergency Care Skill Set has been developed for a first responder who is required to provide advanced emergency care.

 

Additional changes as listed below, have also been proposed, including the deletion of two units and changes in the composition of core and elective units.

  • Deletion of PUAEME001 Provide emergency care and PUAEME002 Mange injuries at emergency incident
  • Replacement of PUAEME001 as a pre-requisite unit for PUAEME003 Administer oxygen in an emergency with HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Replacement of PUAEME001 and PUAEME002 with HLTAID011 Provide First Aid in Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety) general electives
  • Replacement of PUAEME001 with HLTAID011 in the Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
  • Removal of PUAEME001, HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid and PUAOPE010 Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency from Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) and moving HLTAID011 from core to electives
  • Updating HLT and BSB units in these qualifications

 

Feedback closed Tuesday, 15 March 2022.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Validation

28 MARCH 2022

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC), its Technical Advisory Committee has considered stakeholder feedback and revised draft Training Package materials for the Emergency Care project, including updates to five Units of Competency and would like your feedback.

 

These draft materials address changes in industry practice, health regulatory requirements and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

 

A new Advanced Emergency Care Skill Set has been developed for a first responder who is required to provide advanced emergency care’.

 

Additional changes as listed below, have also been proposed, including the deletion of two units and changes in the composition of core and elective units.

  • Deletion of PUAEME001 Provide emergency care and PUAEME002 Mange injuries at emergency incident
  • Replacement of PUAEME001 as a pre-requisite unit for PUAEME003 Administer oxygen in an emergency with HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Replacement of PUAEME001 and PUAEME002 with HLTAID011 Provide First Aid in Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety) general electives
  • Replacement of PUAEME001 with HLTAID011 in the Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
  • Removal of PUAEME001, HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid and PUAOPE010 Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency from Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) and moving HLTAID011 from core to electives
  • Updating HLT and BSB units in these qualifications

 

Feedback closed Monday, 11 April 2022.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Endorsement

 

Approval

 

 

Submission

 

personal

Anna Jerrems

Industry Skills Specialist - Maritime

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0459 031 101