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COVID-19 Update

Diploma of Nursing, Certificate III and IV

Due to recent announcements from the DHHS and Education departments students WILL NOT be able to physically attend classes at the Alpine Institute until at least September the 16th. This means that all students will be moving to full distance learning for the coming weeks.

First Aid & CPR

Following the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and DHHS recommendation, Alpine Institute has decided to reintroduce Provide First Aid & CPR courses to our community.

Alpine Institute will continue to provide all necessary resources to maintain participants’ health and safety. In order to do this, Alpine Institute has adopted the following procedures:

  • Course numbers will be reduced to meet the physical distancing requirements in class sessions;
  • All equipment will be thoroughly cleaned with wipes before and after training;
  • All participants entering the building will be temperature checked, questioned on current health status and required to hand sanitise;
  • PPE including masks, gloves, hand sanitises and wipes available in class;
  • All participants to be reminded to wash their hands frequently with soap and water;
  • Bandaging techniques, CPR, recovery position and use of EpiPens will be demonstrated by trainer. Participants will be able to practice on themselves instead of other participants;
  • No face-to-face contact during CPR assessment on a manikin. Participants are not to breathe into manikin at any time. The two breaths can be done off to the side of the manikin;
  • Each participant will have their own manikin during class to practice CPR on.

 

What if I am not feeling well? Can I still attend class or clinical placement?

No, if you are not feeling well, please contact Alpine Health to report your symptoms and reschedule your session.

Prior to going to class or clinical placement, take your own temperature and do not attend class if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • if you have fever (37.5 Celsius or higher);
  • if you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms such as  shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, fever or loss of sense of taste or smell;
  • if you are waiting on a COVID-19 test result;
  • if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not yet been given clearance from self-isolation;
  • if you have had known contact with a person who was a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

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