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WFTR 104 - Advanced First Aid

Designed to prepare students with advanced first aid techniques to prepare them for the challenges in the workplace. Students are trained to respond to cardiac emergencies using defibrillators. All students are certified to use defibrillators with medical direction. Critical care management techniques including blood pressure management and mass causality scene management are taught during this program. Students are also prepared to handle any maternity issues. At the completion of this one day program students are certified with the “Advanced First Aid” certificate recognized by the Alberta Government as Advanced First Aid for the workplace. Recognized by British Columbia WCB and the Alberta government.

 

Hours: 6.75 (Lecture Hours: 6.75)

 

Prerequisites:

OFA Level III (current)

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

Course Content:
- Rescue Scene Assessment
- EMS System
- Primary Survey
- Cardiovascular Emergencies
- Automated External Defibrillators
- Secondary Survey
- Medical and Behavioral
- Poisons
- Multi-Casualty Incidents
- Maternity

- Legal Requirements and Documentation

 

Learning Outcomes:
- Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe the components of the RSA (Rescue Scene Assessment
- Describe common hazards
- Describe common mechanisms of injury
- Describe the reason for determining the number of patients and resources
- Describe and demonstrate the correct technique for hand-washing
- Describe and demonstrate the correct technique for the removal of soiled gloves
- Describe the critical safety features of adequate barrier devices
- Describe the components of the Emergency Medical System
- Describe the information that the Emergency medical System will request and require
- Demonstrate the techniques for activating the Emergency Medical System
- Describe the components of the Primary Survey
- Explain the value of the Primary Survey
- Demonstrate the techniques for assessing the components of the Primary Survey
- Describe the risk factors of cardiovascular emergencies
- Demonstrate the care of a patient suffering from Angina, Myocardial Infarction, and Congestive Heart Failure
- Describe the signs and symptoms of a cerebrovascular emergency
- Demonstrate the care of a patient suffering from a cerebrovascular emergency
- Describe each link in the Chain of Survival
- Describe and demonstrate the steps of one-rescuer Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Explain when the rescuer is able to stop CPR
- Define 'defibrillation'
- Describe the purposes of automated external defibrillation
- Discuss the indications for automated external defibrillation
- Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- Integrate CPR procedures and AED use
- Adapt procedures to patient presentation
- Describe components of the Secondary Survey
- Demonstrate a Secondary Survey on a responsive and unresponsive patient
- Define a medical emergency
- Define a behavioral emergency
- Describe the signs and symptoms of a patient suffering from: diabetes, seizures, asthma, allergies or behavioral emergency
- Demonstrate the management of a patient suffering from: diabetes, seizures, asthma, allergies, or a behavioral emergency
- Describe how poisons enter the body
- Describe how to access Poison Control
- Describe the signs and symptoms of a patient suffering from poisoning or drug abuse
- Demonstrate the techniques for assessing a poisoning patient
- Discuss the role of WHMIS
- Define triage and a multi-casualty incident
- Describe the two and three level triage methods
- Discuss the management of a multi-casualty incident
- Discuss the anatomy and physiology associated with a pregnancy
- Define and discuss the three stages of labour
- Describe the management of childbirth
- Describe a miscarriage
- Describe the management of bleeding during a pregnancy
- Discuss the legal requirements that relate to workplace first aiders
- Discuss where to find further information and resources for workplace first aiders
- Discuss the legal requirements that relate to workplace first aiders

- Discuss where to find further information and resources for workplace first aiders

 

Grading System: Percentage.

 

Passing Grade: 70% on written and practical

 

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