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AET-020

Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder - EMR

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting. Course is for those providing emergency response or pursuing a career in the field; these may include firefighters, law enforcement officers, workplace responders and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. The certification is valid for three years and includes CPR level HCP and AED.

Prerequisite(s): Participant must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C or higher. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Nov 20-Dec 1
$995.00
CV
Mar 12-Mar 23
$995.00
CV
Jun 4-Jun 15
$995.00

FAC-010

Emergency Child Care First Aid With CPR Level B

This course is designed for parents and caregivers of children up to eight years of age. Topics include: recognition of home hazards, accident prevention, and safety education. Skills focus on respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding management and common first aid situations. This course is acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board. Certification period is three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level B is recommended.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CR
Oct 28
$105.00
CR
Dec 2
$105.00
CR
Mar 3
$105.00
CR
May 5
$105.00
CR
Jul 21
$105.00
CV
Oct 14
$105.00
CV
Jan 20
$105.00
CV
Apr 7
$105.00
CV
Jul 7
$105.00
PA
Oct 21
$105.00
PA
Dec 2
$105.00
PA
Feb 24
$105.00
PA
May 5
$105.00
PA
Jul 11
$105.00

FAC-020

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C

This emergency first aid course covers the basic skills necessary to deal with time priority emergencies. It includes initial assessment, respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding, unconsciousness, shock, poisons, and secondary assessment. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Feb 17
$100.00
CV
May 26
$100.00

FAC-021

Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

Gain the comprehensive skills and knowledge necessary to deal with life-threatening situations and to give assistance to people in physical distress. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 020) plus injuries due to heat and cold, medical conditions, bone and joint injuries, head and spinal injuries. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CR
Oct 17-Oct 18
$170.00
CR
Jan 27-Jan 28
$170.00
CR
Mar 27-Mar 28
$170.00
CR
May 26-May 27
$170.00
CR
Jul 30-Jul 31
$170.00
CV
Oct 28-Oct 29
$170.00
CV
Dec 6-Dec 7
$170.00
CV
Feb 3-Feb 4
$170.00
CV
Apr 21-Apr 22
$170.00
CV
Jun 23-Jun 24
$170.00
PA
Nov 25-Nov 26
$170.00
PA
Feb 3-Feb 4
$170.00
PA
Apr 14-Apr 15
$170.00
PA
Jun 23-Jun 24
$170.00

FAC-082

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Basic First Aid course meets defined Federal Transport Canada Marine Safety Training Standards for Marine First Aid. This course provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry. Certification is by the Canadian Red Cross and Marine Transport Canada with a certification period of five years.

Prerequisite(s): Some previous knowledge of First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but not required.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CR
Nov 1-Nov 2
$170.00
CR
Feb 3-Feb 4
$170.00
CR
Apr 14-Apr 15
$170.00
CV
Nov 4-Nov 5
$170.00
CV
Jan 27-Jan 28
$170.00
CV
Mar 28-Mar 29
$170.00
PA
Oct 14-Oct 15
$170.00
PA
Jan 27-Jan 28
$170.00
PA
Mar 24-Mar 25
$170.00
UC
Oct 28-Oct 29
$220.00
UC
Dec 9-Dec 10
$220.00
UC
Feb 17-Feb 18
$220.00
UC
Apr 21-Apr 22
$220.00

FAC-084

Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

An overview of Red Cross advanced first aid techniques and scenarios. Topics covered include; first aid kit; body structure and function; toxicological hazards; examination of person or patient (oxygen administration); spinal injuries; burns, scalds and effects of cold and heat; fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries; medical care of rescued persons; radio medical advice; pharmacology; sterilization and cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia. Certification is by Canadian Red Cross and the Marine Transport Canada and is valid for five years.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 16 years of age. Some previous  knowledge of Frist Aid/ CPR is recommended, but  not required.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Nov 6-Nov 10
$625.00
CV
Mar 5-Mar 9
$625.00

HRT-011

CPR Level C with AED

This is an adult, child and infant CPR course. Skills taught and practiced include one- and two-rescuer CPR; Adult, child, and infant CPR techniques; management of the obstructed airway and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Skills taught and practiced include one-rescuer CPR, choking, barrier devices/pocketmasks, and AED. Certification period is three years, but recommended for one year.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CR
Dec 5
$70.00
CV
Oct 3
$70.00
CV
Feb 7
$70.00
PA
Jul 25
$70.00

HRT-015

Health Care Provider (CPR Level HCP)

Learn adult, child and infant CPR techniques for health care providers and other professional rescuers. CPR Level A or equivalent is recommended prior to attending this course. Skills taught and practiced include one and two-rescuer CPR with pulse checks, bag valve mask, respiratory arrest, AED, and management of the obstructed airway in the adult, child and infant. (Certification period is three years, but recommended for one year.)

Prerequisite(s): Strongly recommend previous certification in CPR Level A, B, C or any First Aid training provided by WSCB, Red Cross, EMP or St. John's Ambulance.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Nov 3
$80.00
CV
Jul 16
$80.00
PA
Jul 18
$80.00

HRT-017

Red Cross CPR Health Care Provider Recertification

Refresher training for those needing to re-certify their CPR Level C.

Prerequisite(s): Proof of current CPR C

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Jul 23
$60.00

OFA-001

WHMIS 2015

This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Jul 19
$45.00

OFA-010

Occupational First Aid Level 1

Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CR
Oct 3
$95.00
CR
Nov 18
$95.00
CR
Feb 2
$95.00
CR
Apr 18
$95.00
CR
Jun 27
$95.00
CV
Nov 2
$95.00
CV
Jan 24
$95.00
CV
Mar 27
$95.00
CV
May 23
$95.00
CV
Jul 10
$95.00
PA
Nov 18
$150.00
PA
Jan 17
$150.00
PA
Mar 21
$150.00
PA
May 30
$150.00
PA
Jul 17
$150.00
UC
Nov 15
$170.00
UC
Feb 14
$170.00
UC
Apr 18
$170.00

OFA-015

Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement

This course is for OFA 010 or OFA 020 certified first aid attendants that work in environments requiring Transportation Endorsement in addition to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2, according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 to 3.21). Students will be required to complete an NIC Waiver form at the first class. Certificate is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification and current OFA Level 1 or 2 Certificate must be brought to class.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Jan 25
$115.00
CV
May 24
$115.00

OFA-030

Occupational First Aid Level 3

This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements for FirstAid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC RegulationsPart 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational FirstAid Level 3 course is offered with the objective ofqualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First AidAttendants in industry. Instruction includes: anatomyand physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation- oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reportingaccidents and injuries. An NIC waiver form will berequired to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBCand is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Oct 16-Oct 27
$750.00
CV
Feb 19-Mar 2
$750.00
CV
May 7-May 18
$750.00

OFA-032

Occupational First Aid Level 3 Renewal

This course is for Occupational First Aid Level 3 First Aid attendants who prefer not to take the full OFA 030 course, but would like to attend a few classes as a refresher before challenging the Level 3 exam. Homework assignments must be completed before the first class. Note: This course is offered in accordance with WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21) All studentswill be required to complete an NIC waiver form. Certification is by WSBC for a period of three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have or have had a WSBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 ticket or equivalent certification (i.e.: EMP 76 Hour Advanced WorkPlace Level 3 Supplement ticket). Students under 19 years of age require a parent/ guardian signed wavier. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Oct 23-Oct 27
$600.00
CV
Feb 26-Mar 2
$600.00
CV
May 14-May 18
$600.00

OFA-033

Paramedic in Industry Practical Workshop

Learn the expectations, roles and responsibilities required to practice as an Occupational First Aid (OFA) Attendant. Successful students will receive certification to practice within an OFA Level 3 Attendant's scope of practice - only valid when the paramedic has current license as an emergency medical responder, a primary care paramedic or an advanced care paramedic. Certification is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for a Paramedic in Industry Occupational First Aid Level 3 certificate a candidate must hold a current BC EMA License at the EMR, PCP or ACP level. Be at least 19 years of age before course starts Pre-reading and homework required, contact the First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

Section
Location
Dates
Cost
CV
Oct 30
$120.00
CV
Jan 31
$120.00
CV
Apr 18
$120.00
CV
Jul 18
$120.00

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