Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury
This unit covers the competency required to minimise further injury to a casualty when applying first aid and waiting for emergency medical aid. The application of this unit in the workplace covers recognition and management of suspected spinal injuries while waiting for emergency medical aid. The unit is typically relevant for personnel from emergency services and/or volunteer organisations or organisations which provide a first aid service in an environment where there is a risk of spinal injuries.
- Identify suspected spinal injury
- Immobilise cervical spine
- Evaluate need to move casualty
- Prepare casualty for transport
- Transport and monitor casualty
- Perform casualty handover
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment: PUAEME004A Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury.