Provide advanced resuscitation

  • $175*
  •   Accredited
  •   6 hours
  • Workplace


The course provides the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation. Training is conducted using the Oxy-Viva 3 Resuscitator or similar.

Who this course is recommended for:
• People who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation in a range of complex situations.

Specific licencing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities. However, St John Ambulance recommends that you refresh your first aid training every 12 months, which is also in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines that state CPR skills should be refreshed every 12 months.

Course duration: 6 hours


This course covers the following:


  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR;
  • Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies;
  • Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals;
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions; and
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge.
  • Legal, workplace or community considerations including:
  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation;
  • Capabilities of emergency management services;
  • Consent;
  • Duty of care requirements;
  • Importance of debriefing;
  • Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
  • Own skills and limitations;
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements; and
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty.
  • Considerations when performing resuscitation  including:
  • Airway obstruction due to body position;
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR;
  • Appropriate use of an AED;
  • Assessment and interpretation of vital signs (respirations, temperature and pulse)
  • Benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway;
  • Chain of survival;
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment; and
  • Standard precautions.
  • Considerations when providing supplementary oxygen, including:
  • Benefits, contraindications and complications of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques;
  • Complications with the use of a bag-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these; and
  • Selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate delivery devices.
  • Basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitation, including:
  • Basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm;
  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally;
  • Relevant organs of the cardio pulmonary system and their operation;
  • Response/level of consciousness; and
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change.
  • Methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment including:
  • Actions to rectify problems;
  • Procedures to ensure operational readiness;
  • Storage, cleaning, decontamination and safe disposal of consumables; and
  • Troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults.

Performance Criteria: 

  • Respond to an emergency situation;
  • Perform advanced resuscitation; 
  • Communicate details of the incident;
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance;
  • Follow DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface;
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of bag-valve-mask ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;
  • Respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting;
  • Manage the unconscious breathing casualty;
  • Follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) ; and
  • Follow single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions.
  • Conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty;
  • Assess vital signs (respirations, pulse and temperature);
  • Respond to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including: 
  • Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques;
  • Clear the airway using a suction device;
  • Post-incident debrief and evaluation;  and
  • Provide an accurate verbal and written report of the incident.
  • Select and insert an oropharyngeal airway adjunct;
  • Administer oxygen to an unconscious/conscious casualty, including:
  • Select and prepare correct oxygen equipment; and
  • Administer oxygen safely at correct flow rate.
  • Monitor and coordinate maintenance of resuscitation equipment:
  • Dismantling;
  • Storage;
  • Disposal;
  • Cleaning and decontamination; and
  • Checking and diagnosis of faults.
  • Locate and interpret workplace policies and procedures.


Completion of online pre-learning is required prior to arrival at the face-to-face session in class.


There are no pre-requisites associated with HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation.

Unit(s) of Competency

There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.

Extra Information

This course supersedes HLTFA404C Apply advanced resuscitation techniques.

This course also encompassess the following unit of competency:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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