This 16-hour program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to a medical emergency in the workplace. A prompt response can save lives, reduce the amount of time lost due to workplace injuries, and lower the resulting costs. Trained employees have also been shown to be more safety-conscious in general, therefore reducing the number of incidents. This program meets the criteria outlined in Regulation 1101 for a valid St. Johns First Aid Certificate or its equivalent.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Recall applicable legislation
- Identify communicable diseases
- Discuss airway, breathing, circulation
- Discuss rescue breathing
- Apply CPR skills
- Recognize symptoms of heart attack and stroke
- Identify and deal with choking (conscious/unconscious)
- Recognize symptoms of shock and how to treat it
- Check for wounds and bleeding
- Check for muscular/skeletal emergencies
- Check for head and spinal emergencies
- Recognize burns
- Identify respiratory emergencies
- React to poisoning
- Apply triage techniques
- Apply crisis intervention techniques
This course has been specifically designed for groups that want to implement a medically directed Automated External Defibrillation (AED) program and have an AED at their place of work. This program teaches groups the roles and responsibilities of managing a cardiac arrest with CPR and an AED, and it ensures responders are confident to use the AED located at their place of work.
The AED module will cover the following topics:
- Cardiac arrest management
- Safe use of the AED
- Crisis intervention
- EMS reporting
Participant’s Manual, test, record of attendance and wallet card.
Individuals who have taken Standard First Aid and CPR-C and whose qualification has expired, or would like to refresh their knowledge and skills.
Ont. Reg. 1101 – First Aid Requirements