Criterion C3.3 – Emergency response plan
In an emergency, especially one such as a pandemic, the demand for healthcare services generally increases, so it is crucial that your practice can continue to provide services during this time, if appropriate. Emergencies can occur on your premises and involve your patients (eg a patient suffering a cardiac arrest).
Your practice team needs to consider the process for managing any incident, including roles and responsibilities (such as a first responder), as well as the processes for enacting your emergency response plan. If your practice is prepared for an emergency, you are more likely to provide effective continuity of care for your patients, and to continue operating your business as smoothly as possible.
So this means that you might consider participating in drills that involve all members of the practice team for the emergencies you have identified in your emergency response plan. This can be done in BLS training sessions and then an additional scenario added at a later stage. Contact us if you would like a scenario supplied to the Practice – 07 5520 5068.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING UPDATES
Criterion C8.1 – Education and training of non-clinical staff
C8.1►B Non-clinical staff complete basic life support (BLS) training in either CPR HLTAID009 or Provide First Aid HLTAID011 at least once every three years.
This training must be conducted by an accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the trainer must be a qualified trainer and assessor. The current training qualification required is the Certificate 4 in training and assessing TAE40116.
This means you will need to contact a training organisation to come to the practice and train the team. We offer courses in SE QLD and Northern NSW and conduct express options in as little as 90 min face to face.