Notification of Hygiene
Procedures During CPR/First Aid Training
these challenging times to maintain training to the community and industry, I
would like to share with you the following information to reassure you that Re:VIVA
is undertaking all reasonable steps in maintaining your health and safety during
CPR and/or first aid training.
following changes in procedures are based on the government recommendations and
will be implemented during your upcoming course.
Screening of participants at the commencement of class:
At the beginning of class, we ask a series of questions to
ensure that no one has been displaying the signs of the COVID-19 virus or in
contact with someone who has displayed these signs.
Social Distancing for a Closed Space:
maintain 2 meters (4 m²) of distance between each participant during
training. If training on your premises, we must maintain 2 m apart during a
session in accordance to government regulations.
throughout training: use of hand gels and alcohol wipes:
Surfaces touched by participants, including training and
assessment materials such as CPR mannequins, epi-pens, spacer devices and placebo
puffers will be disinfected at the beginning, during and after their use by
the individual prior to return to the trainer.
Whenever the participant leaves the room or goes to the bathroom
during training, they must wash their hands with soap and water (20 seconds
washing) and use hand gel after washing their hands.
Gloves will be available for participants to wear during all
practical training and assessment sessions.
CPR Training and Assessment:
modified the training and assessment of the simulation of ventilations on CPR
mannequins. The technique of jaw lift and head tilt (if applicable) must
however be maintained during training and assessment to be deemed
competent in CPR. The ventilations however will be simulated with a breath/puff
down the side of the mannequin's face without any direct contact with the mannequin.
Prior to and after each use of the mannequin, each
individual will be given a disinfectant wipe to clean their own mannequin.
As per usual procedure, even though no direct mouth
contact on the mannequin will occur, Re:VIVA will
still insist on the use of a face shield (barrier device) to be placed on the mannequin
when simulating ventilations.
Bandaging and Assessment:
utilises fresh (unopened) triangular and roller bandages, therefore the
participant will be the first person to touch these bandages.
Bleeding control and pressure immobilisation bandage (snakebite
bandage) will be demonstrated by the participant on the participant's leg in order to limit physical contact with another participant.
Practical assessment of the pressure undertaken on the
participant's leg will be assessed by the trainer wearing gloves.
accept the decision of any client (corporate or individual) to postpone
any training should they be unable provide training space where 2 m of social
distancing can be maintained.
All of the
above procedures are subject to the government not imposing any
further restrictions on face-to-face meetings.
I trust this information is of
assistance to you and we look forward to meeting you soon at a course.
safe and healthy.
Ory De Fina