A renewal course for current ticket holders. Involves 36 hours of classroom study and practice. Pre-reading of all material and all homework assignments must be completed prior to the first day of class. Students will write an entrance exam on the first day of class. Certification - 2 years.
Hours: 36 (Lecture Hours: 36)
Total Weeks: 2
Students must have a valid OFA Level III Certificate. Students must be 16 years of age.
Students must pass a Medical Certificate of Fitness prior to certification (cost of medical is not included in the course)
- Ground rules and expectations of the course
- Role and duty of an Occupational First Aid Attendant
- Priority Action Approach
- Primary Survey
- Secondary Survey
- Skin and soft tissue anatomy and function
- Wounds and complications
- Soft tissue injury management
- Causes and types of airway obstruction
- Signs and symptoms of airway obstruction
- Causes and types of respiratory emergencies
- Signs and symptoms of respiratory emergencies
- Airway and respiratory emergency management
- Circulatory and cardiac emergencies
- Patient immobilization and packaging for rapid transport
- Hard collar application
- Spine board securing for rapid transport
- Nervous system anatomy and function
- Head and brain injuries
- Management of head; brain and spinal injuries
- Multi-person direct lift and multi-person roll
- Anatomy and function of abdominal organs
- Types of abdominal and pelvic injuries
- Recognition and management of abdominal and pelvic injuries
- Review principles of immobilization
- Recognition and management of limb fractures and dislocations
- Review the priority action approach for all RTC and non-RTC patients
- Suggested viewing of the ETV - Air Transportation video ( if available)
- Perform the priority action approach to the end of the secondary survey for conscious non-RTC patients and for patients in the first aid room. Each participant will be able to move patients to the supine position from either standing or sitting, with C-spine control. They will be able to explain critical incident stress and its impact on First Aid Attendants. They will be able to describe the role and duties of an Occupational First Aid Attendant.
- Participant will be able to identify and describe management of Occupational Dermatitis; assess, manage, identify the need for medical aid referral and complete documentation for soft tissue injuries.
- Participants will be able to identify and manage critical interventions of the airway with C-spine control for conscious patients and patients with a decreased level of consciousness. They will be able to demonstrate the use of suction equipment; identify respiratory emergencies and manage critical interventions.
- Participant will be able to identify circulatory emergencies and manage critical interventions.
- Participants will be able to describe the key factors in multiple casualty; describe methods of transportation for injured workers and factors used to make transport decisions. Each participant will be able to move a patient to the supine position, maintaining C-spine control from the prone position; prepare a patient for rapid transport, in the supine and lateral positions, in no longer than 15 minutes from the approach to the patient.
- Participants will be able to identify and manage head, brain, spinal, pelvic and abdominal injuries. They will be able to identify and manage diabetic conditions.
- Participants will be able to identify and manage upper and lower limb fractures and dislocations. They will be able to identify and manage environmental and electrical emergencies; common communicable diseases routes of transmission and prevention.
- Participants will be able to describe the general classifications of poisons and describe the priority action approach for poisoning and substance abuse.
Grading System: Pass/Fail
Passing Grade: 70% on both written & practical exam
Percentage of Individual Work: 100
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current lists.