PUAEME007 Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury

Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal involves the skills and knowledge required to minimise further injury to a casualty 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.


Course Requirements:

Course Prerequisites: Current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
USI: All students undertaking nationally recognised training courses delivered by a registered training organisation must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI is created by the Government and unique to you. To create your USI‚ find your number (if you cannot remember it), or learn more, visit  www.usi.gov.au


Who is this Course For:

The unit is applicable to personnel from emergency services‚ volunteer organisations or organisations which provide a first aid service in an environment where there is a risk of spinal injuries.


Course Outcomes:

  • Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: PUAEM004 Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury
  • Certificate for PUAEME004 is valid for 1 year from completion date
  • Legal Note: Specific licensing /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.

Course Delivery:

Duration: 5 hours 
Delivery Style: Face to Face in our training centre or onsite
Location: Buddina training centre or onsite on the Sunshine Coast‚ Brisbane or the Gold Coast


Course Assessment:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios and/or role playing
  • Knowledge Assessment by trainer during the course

Course Content:

  • Identify suspected spinal injury
  • Immobilise cervical spine
  • Evaluate need to move casualty
  • Prepare casualty for transport
  • Transport and monitor casualty
  • Perform casualty handover

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