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WFTR 122 - Red Cross Emergency First Aid
Course Details
Course Code:
WFTR 122

Precluded Courses:

Calendar Description:
Think, react and improvise when dealing with time priorities in life-threatening emergencies. This course covers the initial assessment, breathing emergencies, severe bleeding and shock. Great for parents. Red Cross certification 3 years. Annual update for BCLS "C" is recommended.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 8
Lecture Hours: 6
Field Experience Hours: 2

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Topics covered in this course will be:

-Workshop Objectives
-Introducing Service Across Cultures
-Who are Our Visitors?
-Welcome to My World
-What is Culture?
-Challenging Assumptions
-People to People Ambassadors

Learning Outcomes:
This course trains the learner how to react, think, and improvise when dealing with time-priority, life threatening emergencies. At the end of this course students will be able to do the following:

-Explain their awareness of hazards and describe actions and behaviours that will prevent injuries and illnesses
-Explain how the EMS system works and their role in it
-Describe when and how to move a casualty in an emergency situation
-Explain what happens in the body if one or more body systems fail to function properly
-Identify and care for choking and other breathing emergencies
-Identify the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and injury and describe how to control them
-Recognize the signs and symptoms of a possible heart attack and describe how to care for someone who is experiencing persistent chest pain
-Identify the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and demonstrate how to provide CPR/AED until advanced emergency medical care arrives
-Identify life-threatening bleeding and demonstrate how to control it
-Identify the signs and symptoms of shock and describe how to minimize its effects

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Other Programs:
Transition to Work

First Aid Supplies provided by Training Institution

Text Books:

Required - The Canadian Red Cross Society, First Aid: The Vital Link Manual
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