Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: First Aid

At Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus, First Aid Courses are offered as follows:

To register for these or any of our other courses, please call 250.392.8010 or

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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


Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR- XSLF 0620

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.

Fee: $185

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Date:
May 7, 2017
Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm


CarePlus CPR-C and AED • XOCH 0690

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.


CPR/AED - Health Care professional (HCP) • XOCH 0310

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.

Fee: $185

Date:

May 6, 2017

Saturday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

 


 

Occupational First Aid Level I • 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.

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).

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Dates: Please choose one only    
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
   

Occupational First Aid Level III

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.

Level3Instructor

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)

Dates:
Mar 6 - 17; Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Exams: Mar 20

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Occupational First Aid - Transportation Endorsement • XOCH 0780

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 

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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.


Standard First Aid • XOCH 0630

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.

 
Fee: $235

Date:

April 29 & 30, 2017

Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm