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Thompson Rivers University

First Aid


WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid, Level 1- XOCH 0800
You will learn the Priority Action Approach to provide lifesaving first aid, enabling you to keep your co-worker or yourself alive until help arrives. Skills include primary survey, management of obstructed airway, one-person CPR with AED, shock and bleeding management, as well as how to treat minor wounds. No previous first aid training is required. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a three-year certificate.

Requirements: picture ID. Acceptable photo identification includes driver’s license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.
Prerequisites: age 16 +
Fee: $140 (Includes student manual and pocket mask)
Date: (choose one only)
Jan 21; Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Feb 18; Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Mar 18; Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Apr 22; Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Take with Transportation Endorsement on Apr 23)
May 6; Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Jun 17; Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm,
Jul 15; Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm



WorkSafeBC Transportation Edorsement- XOCH -0780

A Transportation Endorsement ticket is required to go along with Occupational First Aid Level 1 in any Class “A” hazard job that is more than 20 minutes surface travel from a hospital when the crew size is 2 – 10 workers. Skills taught during this course are a review of Level 1 first aid, hard collar application, spinal immobilization on a backboard, helicopter transportation of injured workers, as well as oxygen therapy training. Time will be allowed for practice in dealing with various transportation scenarios.

Prerequisite: Current OFA Level 1 certification
Fee: $140 (includes student manual)
Dates: Apr 23; Sunday; 8:30 am - 5:30 pm



WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid, Level 3- XOCH 0820

This OFA Level 3 courses will qualify you for certification by WorkSafeBC as a first aid attendant in industry. Learn both the theory and practice of first aid. OFA Level 3 requires 70 hours of class time plus at least 35 hours of homework in the two-week course. Upon confirmation of registration, you will receive the following prior to class start: a WorkSafeBC OFA Level 3 Binder and Manual, and a handout of pre-reading assignments and exercises that must be done before the first class.

Requirements: picture ID. Acceptable photo identification includes driver’s license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.

Prerequisites: age 16 + and have at least a Grade 10 reading comprehension skills
Fee: $980 (Includes books, exam fee, and pocket mask)
Dates: Mar 27 – Apr 7 (testing Apr 8); Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm



Red Cross Basic Rescuer: CPR-C

CPR Level C covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adults, children and babies. It includes two-rescuer adult/child CPR and has a three-year certification.

Fee: $140 (includes all books and materials)
Date: Jul 8; Saturday, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm



Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR- XOCH 0882

This is a basic one-day course (three-year certification) offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. It is taught in an interactive environment for individuals who care for infants or children in the workplace or at home—those in the early childhood industry as well as for parents, grandparents, and caregivers. This course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines and exceeds competitor’s standards by including injury prevention content, CPR, and AED. It also teaches skills needed to recognize, prevent, and respond to cardiovascular emergencies; CPR Level B; choking, airways, and breathing emergencies; and prevention of disease transmission.

1 session
Fee: $140 (includes all books and materials)
Date: TBA | Please call 250-395-3115