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WFTR 142 - Workplace Emergency First Aid

Workplace Emergency First Aid certification is recognized from coast-to-coast as a basic first aid. Topics including prevention of disease transmission, minor wound care, WorkSafe BC Occupational Health and Safety paperwork, The Emergency Action Principles, spinal management, airway emergency management, breathing emergency management, circulation emergency management, and sudden medical conditions will be thoroughly examined.


Hours: 7 (Lecture Hours: 2; Laboratory Hours: 5)


Total Weeks: 1




Non-Course Prerequisites:

Candidate must be at least 16 years of age and be able to understand and perform the first aid skills required at this level





Course Content:
Preparing to Respond / Preventing Disease Transmission:
Soft Tissue Injuries:
- Minor Wound Care
- WCV / OSH paperwork
- Back strains
- Burns
- Eye injuries
- Poisons / MSDS
The Emergency Action Principles:
- Scene Survey
- Primary Survey (with c-spine control)
Airway Emergencies:
- Conscious adult obstructions
- Jaw thrust, Head tilt chin lift, Pocket mask skills
- Unconscious adult obstructions
- Patient rolling procedures (vomiting, 3/4 prone)
Breathing Emergencies:
- Assisted ventilations - Chest trauma patient
- Rescue breathing
- Medical conditions: Asthma / Anaphylaxis
Cardiovascular Emergencies:
- Shock
- Deadly Bleeding
- Medical conditions: Chest pain management
- One Rescuer Adult CPR
Sudden Medical Conditions:
- Stroke
- Diabetes
- Seizures

- Fainting


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe how to recognize and handle an emergency;
- Explain how to check the scene for safety and the victim for consciousness;
- Explain when and how to move a victim from a dangerous scene;
- Describe when to call and how to interact with the emergency medical services (EMS) system;
- Explain why and how to apply basic precautions to reduce the risk of disease transmission during and after providing care;
- Describe how to prioritize care for life-threatening injuries or sudden illnesses;
- Describe how to check a conscious victim for life- and non-life-threatening conditions;
- Describe how to recognize the signals of a heart attack and how to give care;
- Explain the precautions for using an AED;
- Describe how to recognize and care for a victim of sudden illness;
- Describe how to recognize and care for different types of wounds, including burns and bleeding
- Describe how to recognize and care for a victim of a heat- or cold-related emergency;
- Demonstrate how to care for a victim who is having a breathing emergency;
- Demonstrate how to perform CPR to an adult;
- Demonstrate how to use an AED for an adult in cardiac arrest;
- Demonstrate how to control. external bleeding;

- Demonstrate how to recognize and care for muscle, bone and joint injuries, including injuries to the head, neck and back.


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: Pass (Written - 75% or better and Practical Evaluation - must meet WorkSafeBC course objective equaling Pass/Fail)


Percentage of Individual Work: 20


Percentage of Group Work: 80


Additional Comments:

Learners must recognize and respond to the emergencies as identified in course content with a 75% success rate and correctly answer 75% of the learner examination questions. (Written examination is mandatory. This is a requirement of British Columbia WorkSafeBC While WorkSafeBC only requires a 70% pass on the written exam, national CRC standards call for a 75% pass.) Certification is valid for two years from the date of completion of the Workplace Emergency First Aid course. There is no recertification process; candidates are required to retake the 7-hour program every two years.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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