First Aid Courses

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Courses - First Aid

Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA1)

  • The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 course is a 7 hour program, excluding lunch and coffee breaks, designed to provide lifesaving first aid skills to workers in the workplace. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency and achieve 70% on a multiple choice exam. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a 3-year certification.

    There are no requirements to participate in the OFA Course, and no age restriction. Candidates must be able to comprehend the information presented and be physically capable of performing the required skills to be issued an OFA Certification. Course Content: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation  (CPR-A) with AED Minor Wound Management Critical Airway, Breathing and Circulatory Interventions with C-Spine control

Transportation Endorsement​

  • The WorkSafeBC Transportation Endorsement course is an 8 hour program focusing specifically on the transport of injured workers to medical aid. In order to participate in this training a candidate must hold a current OFA Level 1 or Level 2 certificate. This certification is valid for three years upon successful completion of course. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency.

    Prerequisite:
    • Occupational First Aid Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate The course curriculum includes: 

    • Review of patient assessment to an OFA Level 1 standard
    • Patient packaging for transport including supine and ¾ prone, drainage and position of comfort
    • Review of critical airway, breathing and circulatory intervention with C- Spine management

Red Cross Standard First Aid

  • Standard First Aid is a 16 hour (2 day) course offering first aid and CPR skills. This course meets legislation requirements for all  provinces and territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Course Content:
    • The Red Cross
    • Preparing to respond
    • The EMS system
    • Check, Call, Care
    • Airway emergencies
    • Breathing and Circulation emergencies
    • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest 
    • CPR-A or CPR-C - including child and infant plus AED
    • Wound care
    • Head and spine injuries
    • Bone, muscle and joint injuries - slings and splints
    • Sudden Medical Emergencies
    • Environmental Emergencies
    • Poisons

Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid

  • Length: 20 hour course Wilderness remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training. There will be lots of opportunities for hands on learning with a significant portion of the courses taught in an outdoor setting so participants get the most effective learning experience possible.
    Who should take this course? Individuals who live, play or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces or communities. Environment:

    -Remote workplaces or communities (2 or more hours from organized health care)
    -Wilderness (less than 3 hours from organized health care)
    -You will learn skills and strategies for providing care in a remote setting for up to 24 hours.

    Key Learning Concepts: Planning, prevention, and situational awareness
    • First aid assessment and care
    • Choking
    • Circulation emergencies
    • CPR and AED
    • Breathing emergencies
    • Sudden medical emergencies
    • Wound care
    • Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
    • Bone, Muscle and Joint Injuries
    • Sudden Medical Emergencies
    • Environmental injuries or illness
    • Poisons
    • Wildlife
    • Extended care
    • Evacuation: transport the ill or
    • injured person
/month

CPR / AED:

  • Duration: Level A: 4 hours, Level C: 5 hours
    Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen. Courses meet legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Course Content
     
      Level A
    • The Red Cross
    • Responding to Emergencies
    • Check, Call, Care
    • Recovery position
    • Choking – adult
    • Assisting with medications
    • Angina and heart attack
    • CPR and AED– adult
    • Deadly bleeding
    • Level C
    • Level A content
    • Choking - child and baby
    • CPR - child and baby

    Price: CPR A $50 plus GST per student. CPR C $65 plus GST per student
/month

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Program

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Wilderness and Remote Environments

  • Participants will learn comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, as well as skills required to plan, prevent injury and promote safety for themselves and peers while in a wilderness or remote workplace or community. Instruction will focus on developing leadership skills, assessment, decision-making skills, and strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Prevention, health and wellness of the group is a key focus. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.
  • Duration:
    40 hours
  • Audience:
    Designed for individuals who work in a wilderness setting (3 or more hours from organized health care) with challenging environments and/or varied risk levels and require skills to promote safety for themselves and peers (leading groups in a professional capacity). Suitable for those who wish to become professional guides, parks officials and/or work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism.
  • Prerequisites:
    Participants must be 16 years of age and in good health and physical condition.
  • Completion Criteria:
    Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills 
    Ability to complete a written, closed book knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75%
    Must meet additional legislative requirements, if applicable
    Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course
  • Certification:
    3-year certification in Wilderness First Aid & CPR C (digital certificate issued upon successful completion).
  • Recertification:
    16–20 hours of teaching time  Proof of current recognized Wilderness First Aid or Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification (or as legislation dictates) required.  Must have access to the most current CRC Wilderness First Aid participant materials
  • Course Content:
    Planning and assessment
    Choking
    Breathing and circulation emergencies
    CPR and AED
    Wound care
    Head, neck, and spinal injuries
    Bone, muscle and join injuries
    Sudden medical emergencies
    Environmental injuries and illnesses 
    Poisons and wildlife
    Extended care and evacuation
    Occupational health and safety
  • Participant Materials:
    Wilderness & Remote Field Guide
    Trip Plan
    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App
/month

Wilderness First Responder

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Wilderness and Remote Environments

  • Participants will gain the advanced first aid and CPR skills required to work and respond to emergencies in remote or wilderness settings, and to provide urgent evacuation and, at times, extended care for five or more days until organized health care can be accessed. Participants will develop advanced leadership and rescue decision-making skills, as well as extrication, and use of professional tools and resources. A significant part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.
  • Duration:
    80 hours
  • Audience:
    Rescuers who specialize in decision-making, evacuation, and transport in a remote or wilderness setting. Suitable for those who work in remote emergency services, remote worksites, ski patrol, search and rescue etc.
  • Prerequisites:
    Participants must be at least 16 years of age and in good health and physical condition.
  • Completion Criteria:
    Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills 
    Ability to complete a written, closed book knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75%
    Must meet additional legislative requirements, if applicable
    Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course
  • Certification:
    3-year certification in Wilderness First Responder and 1-year certification in Basic Life Support (digital certificate issued upon successful completion).
  • Recertification:
    40 hours of teaching time
    Proof of current recognized Wilderness First Responder certification (or as legislation dictates) required
    Must have access to the most current CRC Wilderness First Responder participant materials
  • Course Content:
    The Wilderness First Responder  Planning and responding to the call
    Infection prevention and control
    Anatomy and physiology  Scene assessment
    Primary, secondary, and ongoing assessments
    Airway management and respiratory emergencies
    Circulatory emergencies
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    Shock
    Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
    Musculoskeletal injuries
    Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
    Head and spinal injuries
    Acute and chronic illnesses
    Poisoning
    Wildlife and environmental illnesses
    Pregnancy, labour, and delivery
    Special populations
    Mental and emotional health and wellness
    Reaching, lifting, and extricating patients
    Extended care
    Transportation and arranging transfer
    Multiple-casualty incidents
    Pharmacology
    Occupational health and safety and workplace considerations
  • Participant Materials:
    Wilderness & Remote Field Guide 
    Emergency Care for Professional Responders Text
    Basic Life Support Field Guide 
    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App
/month
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First Aid Marine

  • Comprehensive two-day course designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. Course uses a combination of lecture, discussion, and scenarios taken from the marine/fishing industry to teach the required knowledge and skills.  Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E.
  • Certification    
    3 year certification in Marine Basic First Aid and CPR/AED Level A
  • Course Content:
    ⦁ The Red Cross ⦁ Responding to Emergencies ⦁ The EMS system ⦁ Check, Call, Care ⦁ Airway emergencies ⦁ Breathing and Circulation emergencies ⦁ First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest - adult ⦁ Wound care ⦁ Head and spine injuries ⦁ Bone, muscle and joint injuries ⦁ Sudden Medical Emergencies ⦁ Environmental Emergencies ⦁ Poisons
  • Participant Materials:
    First Aid & CPR (print and/or eBook) Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook) Marine Basic First Aid certificate (digital certificate issued upon successful completion) Transport Canada certification issued directly by CRC
/month
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