Principles of Providing First Aid in the Worlplace
Patient Assessment Skills
Caring for Casualties with a possible spinal cord injury
How to care for Life-threatening conditions involving the Airway, Breathing and Circulation
How to manage minor injuries & how to complete WorkSafeBC paperwork
This course is physically demanding. It will require prolonged kneeling, working in stooped positions, and rolling patients. Each class participant is required to function as attendant, helper and patient.
Accommodation may be made for participants that indicate a problem with some of the aforementioned activities. Participants may be permitted to adopt "comfort" positions on the floor to avoid kneeling or stooping for prolonged periods, even though the positions may not facilitate optimum patient care. However, regardless of accommodation made during the class, participants will be required to demonstrate specific skills according to an accepted standard before certification is issued.
Medical exam gloves are used during all practice sessions. Participants need to be aware of possible allergic reactions to latex gloves and powder used in some brands.
Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE") – knee pads recommended.