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St.John Ambulance

WorkSafeBC - Emergency First Aid For Industry – Level 1 Equivalent

 

This one day certification course has been developed from the St. John Ambulance national First Aid and CPR program.

 

This course meets first aid requirements for:

  1. WorkSafeBC  - Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1

  2. Canada Labour Code Basic First Aid.

  3. Alberta Occupational Health & Safety (Emergency First Aid)

Upon successful completion, candidates will be issued a national St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid for Industry certificate.

 

Topics covered include:

  • Roles and Responsibilities and Emergency Scene Management

  • Adult Resuscitation

  • Emergency scene managementChoking

  • Medical Condition

  • Emergency Scene Management - Trauma

  • Severe Bleeding and Amputations

  • Internal Bleeding

  • Minor Wound Care

  • Burns

  • Sprains and Strains

  • Written Examination 

St.John Ambulance

WorkSafeBC - Standard First Aid For Industry – Level 1 Equivalent

 

This two day certification course is for anyone wishing to work as a Level 1 first aid attendant in BC, anyone wishing to work as an emergency first-aider in Alberta, police, first responders, lifeguards, ski patrollers and caring citizens. 

 

This course meets the requirements for:

  • Canada Labour Code (Standard First Aid)

  • WorkSafeBC OFA Level 1

  • Alberta Human Services OH&S Policy (Standard First Aid)

Topics covered include:

  • Roles and Responsibilties and Emergency Scene Management

  • Adult Resuscitation

  • Two Rescuer CPR

  • Child and Infant Resuscitation

  • Mild Choking

  • Medical Condition

  • Emergency Scene Management - Trauma

  • Severe Bleeding and Amputation

  • Internal Bleeding

  • Minor Wound Care

  • Burns

  • Sprains and Strains

  • Secondary Survey

  • Chest/Abdominal Injuries

  • Poisioning

  • Environmental Emergencies

  • Bone and Joint Injuries

  • Eye Injuries

  • Rescue Carries

  • Written Examination

A new mental health awareness component has been added to the course. This component helps students recognize and respond to a mental health event or emergency, and refer participants to mental health resources.

St.John Ambulance

WorkSafeBC - Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 2

Occupational First Aid Level 2 (OFA 2) is a 36 hour program (excluding breaks) designed to provide the first aid attendant with the necessary skills to function as part of an effective first aid program in the work place.  Successful participants will be qualified to work as WorkSafeBC OFA Level 2 first aid attendants.  OFA Level 2 also meets the requirements for the Canada Labour Code (Standard First Aid)

 

Topics covered include:

  • Scene Assessment

  • Primary Survey and Transportation Decision

  • Secondary Survey

  • Patient Positioning

  • human anatomy and physiologyPocket Mask and CPR/AED)

  • Airway and Breathing Conscious Patient

  • Airway and Breathing Unresponsive Patient

  • Bleeding

  • Minor Injuries

  • Exposure to Heat and Cold

  • Effective Communication

  • Major Injuries

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Head and Nervous System

  • Multiple Patient

  • Written Exam

  • Practical Exam

With the successful completion of the written and practical exams (held on the last day of the course), participants will earn a certification that is valid for 3 years.

Resource - Occupational First Aid Level 2: A Reference and Training Manual

 

St.John Ambulance 

WorkSafeBC - Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 3

Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA 3) is a 70 hour (excluding breaks) program designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid.  Successful participants will be qualified to work as a WorkSafeBC OFA Level 3 first aid attendant.  Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance plus successful completion of both written and practical exams (held on the last day of the course). OFA Level 3 meets the requirements for the Canada Labour Code (Advanced First Aid) and the Alberta Human Services OH&S Policy (Advanced First Aid)

 

Topics covered include:

  • Scene Assessment

  • Primary Survey and Transport Decision

  • Secondary Survey

  • Patient Positioning

  • Patient Packaging

  • Basic Skills (Jaw Thrust, Oral Airway, Suctioning, Pocket Mask, Oxygen Administration Methods, Bag-Valve Mask and CPR-AED)

  • Being an Occupational First Aid Attendant

  • Airway and Breathing Conscious Patient

  • Airway and Breathing Unresponsive Patient

  • Cardiac Emergencies

  • Shock

  • Bleeding

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Minor Injuries

  • Occupational First Aid Safety

  • Exposure to Heat and Cold

  • Effective Communication

  • Major Injuries

  • Head and Nervous System

  • Multiple Patient

  • Written Exam

  • Practical Exam

Upon successful completion the participant will receive certification that is valid for three years.

 

Resource - Occupational First Aid Level 3: A Reference and Training Manual

 

St.John Ambulance

WorkSafeBC - Transportation Endorsement

 

This one day course, prepares current OFA-1 (or equivalent) and OFA-2 First Aid Attendants with the skills and knowledge needed to transport injured or ill workers to medical aid. 

 

Topics covered include:

  • Advanced resuscitation skills including a jaw thrust, assessment of a carotid pulse, insertion of an oral airway and oxygen administration.

  • Preparing and managing a patient with spinal considerations including repositioning patients, application of hard collars, and securing patients to a spine board in the supine and lateral positions

TE certification is valid for 3 years providing the ticket holder also maintains an OFA Level 1 or equivalent or Level 2 certificate.

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