Continuing Studies: First Aid
At Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus, First Aid Courses are offered as follows:
- Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR- XSLF 0620
- CarePlus CPR-C and AED - XOCH 0690
- CPR/AED - Health Care Proefessional (HCP) - XOCH 0310
- Occupational First Aid Level 1-XOCH 0800
- Occupational First Aid Level III - XOCH 0820
- Occupational First Aid - Transportation Endorsement XOCH 0780
- Standard First Aid - XOCH 0630
To register for these or any of our other courses, please call 250.392.8010 or
General First Aid
First aid is an important part of everyday life, at home, work or at play. Everyone should learn first aid and be willing to provide basic care until emergency assistance arrives. There are many different types of first aid available so how do you know which one best fits you and your life style? At TRU-WL we offer the following courses:
CPR-C (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)-as in the Basic Emergency course it is an excellent course to have for everyday life. CPR-C is a requirement for Health Care personnel as well.
Standard First Aid-combines the Basic Emergency with the CPR, you will receive 2 certificates for this program. Standard First Aid is recommended for everyone and meets the requirements of the Girl Guides, Scouts and RCMP.
Workplace First Aid (level I, II, or III and Transportation Endorsement) –Do you know what you need to meet the WorkSafeBC regulations? It all depends on the number of employees, the type of work your company performs, and your location. To determine which Workplace First Aid meets the need for your business go to the WorksafeBC website at: http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/OHSRegulation/Part3.asp#SectionNumber:3.16
This 8-hour emergency response care program offers an overview of first aid and CPR skills; the EMS system; bone, muscle, and joint injuries; wound care; head and spine injuries and much more. The course includes a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. This course was designed for those working with children as well as for parents/caregivers.
Please call 250.392.8010 if to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.
This course meets the BC Child Care Licensing and Regulation requirements.
May 7, 2017
Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm
The program instructs the Level C (Adults/Infant/Child) CPR and AED. The following topics will be covered: CPR and breathing emergencies in adults, infants, and children; AED; first aid for bleeding; and emergency care prevention skills such as cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, and choking management to the Lay Rescuer guideline.
Who Would Benefit:
The general public, Canadian business, industry and government agencies with employees that have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency based on job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.
Regulations and Guidelines: Meets the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada CPR, Defibrillation, and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Lay Rescuer Guidelines.
This course covers CPR and breathing emergencies in adults, children and babies; two-rescuer CPR; resuscitation; bag valve masks; rescue breathing deadly such as cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke.
May 6, 2017
Saturday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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.
Requirement: picture ID. Acceptable photo identification includes driver's license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.
Fee: $120 plus $20 for course materials (approx. 40% saving on income tax claims).Register Online for Continuing Studies Courses
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|Feb 4, 2017||Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Feb 18, 2017||Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Mar 4, 2017||Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Mar 12, 2017||Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Mar 27, 2017||Monday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Mar 29, 2017||Wednesday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Apr 7, 2017 FULL||Friday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Apr 13, 2017 FULL||Wednesday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Apr 22, 2017 FULL||Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|May 13, 2017 FULL||Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|May 27, 2017 NEW||Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|May 29, 2017 FULL||Monday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Jun 9, 2017||Friday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Jun 23, 2017||Friday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Jul 15, 2017||Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Aug 8, 2017||Tuesday, 8 am - 5 pm|
|Aug 26, 2017||Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm|
OFA Level 3 courses are offered to qualify candidates for certification by WorkSafeBC as first aid attendants in industry. TRU provides instruction in both theory and practice of first aid. applicants must be 16 years of age or older and have at least a Grade 10 reading comprehension skill. Students must bring photo ID to class. Acceptable photo identification includes driver's license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID or passport. OFA Level 3 requires 70 hours of class time plus at least 35 hours of homework in the two-week course.
Photo: James Seeley, Instructor
Bio for James Seeley
Previously experience Instructing OFA with Capilano University, Trauma Tech (Vancouver) and Lifeline Safety. Instructor Trainer with the Paramedic Academy for Medical First Responders and currently active as a Search and Rescue member for South Cariboo SAR, Rescue Team leader and SAR Manager.
Fee: $1195 (+ $50 for textbook)
Mar 6 - 17; Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Exams: Mar 20
As an endorsement to the OFA Level 1 certificate, this course meets the needs of those responsible for transporting injured workers to medical aid from more remote settings. You must hold a valid OFA Level 1 certificate to receive the endorsement. Endorsement expires with the OFA Level 1 certificate.
Fee: $149 (+$20 for course materials)
Dates: (choose only one)
Feb 5; Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm
Apr 23; Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm
Jun 10; Saturday; 8 am - 5 pm
Late Policy for all First Aid courses:
WorkSafeBC Regulations require all First Aid courses to start at the scheduled time. Due to the amount of time required for the approved curriculum, late students will not be permitted to join a class in session.
Late students are not eligible for refunds.
This 2-day First Aid course offers training in CPR skills, airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, head and spine injuries, wound care and more. The course includes a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses.
April 29 & 30, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm