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WFTR 142 - Workplace Emergency First Aid
Course Details
Course Code:
WFTR 142

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 7
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 5

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
Candidate must be at least 16 years of age and be able to understand and perform the first aid skills required at this level


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Preparing to Respond / Preventing Disease Transmission:

Soft Tissue Injuries:
1. Minor Wound Care
2. WCV / OSH paperwork
3. Back strains
4. Burns
5. Eye injuries
6. Poisons / MSDS

The Emergency Action Principles:
1. Scene Survey
2. Primary Survey (with c-spine control)

Airway Emergencies:
1. Conscious adult obstructions
2. Jaw thrust, Head tilt chin lift, Pocket mask skills
3. Unconscious adult obstructions
4. Patient rolling procedures (vomiting, 3/4 prone)

Breathing Emergencies:
1. Assisted ventilations - Chest trauma patient
2. Rescue breathing
3. Medical conditions: Asthma / Anaphylaxis

Cardiovascular Emergencies:
1. Shock
2. Deadly Bleeding
3. Medical conditions: Chest pain management
4. One Rescuer Adult CPR

Sudden Medical Conditions:
1. Stroke
2. Diabetes
3. Seizures
4. 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:

Passing Grade:
Written - 75% or better

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 75 %
Lab Work: 25 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Percentage of Group Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

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.

Requirements for Training Agencies
The classroom used for training learners must meet or exceed the standards of the WCB as identified in the Red Cross AP Guide for practical demonstration and class practice. The classroom must be illuminated, heated and ventilated as required for an office in the Occupational Environment Regulations. Authorized Providers must ensure first aid equipment and supplies required are clean and ready for use in each class.

Equipment and Supplies Required for WEFA
Vital Link Manual 1 per student
WEFA Student Supplement 1 per student
Blankets 1 per student
Antiseptic towelettes 1 per student
Hand cleansing towelettes 3 per student
Assorted adhesive dressings
• Anchor 2 boxes
• Fingertip 2 boxes
• Butterfly Closures 2 boxes
• Band-Aids 2 boxes
Gauze squares (10cm x 10cm) 1 box per 4 students
Pressure bandages (10cm x 16.5cm) 1 per student
Crepe bandage (7.5cm x 4.5m) 1 roll per student
Adhesive tape (2.5cm x 4.5m) 1 roll per student
Drainage dressings (20 cm x 25 cm) 1 per student
Triangular bandage (cloth) 1 per student
Stainless steel scissors (bandage) 14 cm 1 per 2 students
Stainless steel sliver forceps 1 per class
Cotton tip applicators 2 per student
Pocket mask (with 1-way valve) 1 per student
Disposable medical gloves 1 box per class
Adult mannequin 1 per 3 students
Gauze sponges (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm) 1 pkg
PowerPoint presentation/transparencies (course content)
•Sample First Aid Record (55B23) 1 per student
•First Aid Record Log (7-A) 1 per student
•TV and VCR
• "Prevention of Disease Transmission” video (American Red Cross)
• “WCB – OFA Level 1” video

Other information:
Specify Passing Grade:
Practical Evaluation - must meet WorkSafeBC course objective equalling a Pass/Fail

Text Books:

Required - Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross: Workplace Emergency First Aid (Red Cross). Chapters Covered: All
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