Workplace Emergency First Aid / CPR ‘A’ (BC OFA 1) and Standard First Aid Combo
This program is for people wishing to work in BC. We have combined the Workplace Emergency First Aid and CPR Level A which is the equivalent to the Occupational First Aid Level 1 certificate and is granted by the Workers’ Compensation Board of BC with the Standard First Aid course.
The following items are covered in this Workplace Emergency First Aid / CPR ‘A’ (BC OFA 1) and Standard First Aid Combo class:
- * Preparing to Respond
- * The EMS system
- * Check, Call, Care
- * Airway Emergencies
- * Breathing & Circulation Emergencies
- * First Aid for Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest
Standard First Aid including CPR/AED Certification
This 16 hour course is spread out over two consecutive days and includes CPR Level C skills and certification.
Comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who need training for work requirements, or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the workplace or home. The course covers a variety of topics from basic (such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR Level C, AED, prevention of disease transmission) to in-depth topics, such as sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine.
The following items are covered in this Standard First Aid including CPR/AED Certification class:
- The Red Cross
- Preparing to Respond
- Legalities BC/AB
- The Emergency Medical Services System
- The Body System
- Emergency Action Principles
- Airway Emergencies
- Breathing Emergencies
- Cardiovascular Emergencies
- CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillation)
- Bleeding Management and Shock
- Secondary Survey
- Preventing of Disease Transmission
- Head and Spine Injuries (Prevention)
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Sudden Medical Conditions
- Poisons, Substance Abuse and Misuse
- Healthy Lifestyles
- First Aid Supplies
Advanced First Aid
Part 1 – The Responder Part 4 – Medical Emergencies
- The responder > Sudden illnesses
- The emergency scene > Poisoning
- Preventing disease transmission > Heat‐and cold‐related emergencies
Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations
- Human body systems > Special populations
- Assessment > Childbirth
- Respiratory emergencies > Crisis intervention
- Airway and ventilation > Reaching and moving people
- Circulatory emergencies > Multiple casualty incidents
- Shock Includes CPR HCP
Part 3 – Injuries Includes any other content required by
- Soft tissue injuries specific legislation
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Head and spine injuries
- Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
EMT-A- Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance- (Alberta) Education- EMT…
A courses run between 4-6 months and focuses on ambulance care at the basic life support level.
After each course the students are required to ride on an ambulance and pass a 2-3 month practicum under the direction of a licensed Paramedic. Once completed, they must write and pass the provincial exam to become eligible to work in Alberta.
- Perform primary & secondary surveys of injured workers
- Control bleeding
- Administer Oxygen
- Basic Trauma Life Support
- Perform CPR & basic airway support
- Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Administer Entonox (Pain Control) 12-1 Skill
- Start Intravenous lines (Trauma Fluid Replacement) 12-1 Skill
- Administer limited medications. 12-1 Skill
- Test blood glucose levels. 12-1 Skill
- Cardiac monitoring and interpretation 12-1 skill
EMT-A’s are trained to the basic trauma life support level. To perform their job properly the service they are working for must supply in all their units the following pieces of equipment.
- Intravenous solutions and IV catheters
- Entonox bottle and administration mask
- An automated External Defibrillator or (AED)
- Glucose test strips and Dextrose 50% Solutions
- Traction Splint
**An Important Note**
Many companies provide & charge for EMT-A’s as medical staff on their units, but they do not supply the above 5 items. Without those above pieces of equipment, an EMT-A is basically a first aid attendant again. If you are paying for an EMT-A unit, it should be equipped with the above items. Every EMT-A must be registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics in order to work as an EMT-A.
EMT-P- Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic- (Alberta) Education…
EMT-P courses are 2 years in addition to the EMR & EMT-A courses, and focuses on ambulance care at the advanced life support level.
After each course the students are required to ride on an ambulance and pass a 6 month practicum under the direction of another licensed Paramedic. Once completed, they must write and pass the provincial exam to become eligible to work in Alberta.
- Perform all of the above skills included in the EMR & EMT-A levels.
- Perform Advanced Life Support Measures Including
- Advanced Airway Management- Intubations & Surgical Airways
- Chest Decompression- Treatment for Collapsed Lungs
- Medication Administration (Over 50 Emergency Medications)
- Cardiac Monitoring and Manipulation
- Cardioversion / Defibrillation / Pacing / 12- Lead Interpretation
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Phoenix’s managers conduct routine site inspections evaluating emergency readiness levels and liaison with site managers.