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First Aid

Please choose from the following first aid agencies.

 WorkSafeBC

Welcome to Continuing Studies WorkSafeBC First Aid

Location: The Continuing Studies building is by the intersection at the TRU West Gate entrance. Take the first left to parking lot XT and Continuing Studies. See attachment

Dates: Course dates are on the description and registration page.

Time: All courses start at 8:30 am unless otherwise indicated.

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email prior to the start of the course.

WorkSafe BC First Aid

These courses provide the first aid certification necessary for the workplace.

Descriptions of each course will include updates and help you decide which course works best for you. If in doubt, please check with your employer. The Occupational courses include CPR A and AED.

If you have any questions please contact Susan or Joni at csinfo@tru.ca, or call 778-220-3488

WorkSafeBC (WSBC) certificates are valid for three years. WSBC suggests workers refresh their skills by taking a CPR course halfway through their three-year certification period.

Students must be at least 16 years of age and provide photo ID. Please dress comfortably, you will take turns being a ‘patient’ and the first aid attendant during practical skills exercises.

The certificate is issued to those students who demonstration competency with the practical skills and score 70% or more on the written exam.

WorkSafeBC (WSBC) recognizes the following certificates as equivalent to the WSBC

  • Occupational First Aid, Level 1 (OFA 1)
  • Red Cross Emergency First Aid
  • Standard First Aid

WorkSafe courses listing for Fall 2019

 Occupational First Aid, Level 1 • XOCH 0800

This eight-hour program equips you with the emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR and conscious and unconscious choking. Students must show picture ID. Acceptable photo identification: driver’s license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.

Prerequisite: 16 years +
Date: September 21, Saturday
October 23, Wednesday
November 16, Saturday
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $100.00
 Occupational First Aid, Level 3 • XOCH 0820

Occupational First Aid Level 3 is a comprehensive, 70 hour (two week) course designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid.

You will learn the basic emergency medical techniques that fall under the responsibility of an Occupational First Aid attendant. This includes CPR, assessment, C-spine management, oxygen therapy, rapid transport criteria and more.

No previous first aid training is required to take this course, however, you must be a minimum of 16 years old and have the physical capacity to perform the techniques taught during the course.

Date: TBA
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $760.00
 Transportation Endorsement • XOCH 0780

Students must have a valid Occupational First Aid, Level 1 or Level 2 certificate, or equivalent, to take the Transportation Endorsement course.

This endorsement and the Occupational First Aid level 1 certificate are required in a 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 include spinal immobilization, helicopter transportation and oxygen therapy training. Must have a valid OFA 1 certificate.

Date: September 22, Sunday
November 17, Sunday
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $105.00

 Red Cross

Welcome to Continuing Studies Red Cross First Aid

Location: The Continuing Studies building is by the intersection at the TRU West Gate entrance. Take the first left to parking lot XT and Continuing Studies. See attachment

Dates: Course dates are on the description and registration page.

Time: All courses start at 8:30 am unless otherwise indicated.

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email prior to the start of the course.

Red Cross First Aid

WorkSafeBC recognizes the Red Cross Emergency and the Red Cross Standard First Aid courses as equivalent to their Occupational First Aid, Level 1.

These courses provide the certification necessary to meet the demands of the workplace and for those wishing help in an emergency.

Descriptions of each course will include updates and help you decide which course works best for you. If in doubt, please check with your employer.

More course will be added as the demands increase and we will be adding more new courses in the new year.

If you have any questions please contact Susan or Joni at csinfo@tru.ca, or call 778-220-3488

The Red Cross Emergency First Aid (1-day) and the Red Cross Standard First Aid (2 day) courses are recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalents to the Occupational First Aid, Level 1.

The Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid and CPR certificates are valid for 3 years and meet the WorkSafeBC and Alberta WCB requirements.

The CPR levels in the Emergency and Standard First Aid courses is CPR C. If you prefer the A, B or BLS, please contact the Continuing Studies office at csinfo@tru.ca or call Susan at 778.220.3488.

Please confirm with your employer, institution or governing body the level of first aid you need for the job.

After your course, you may set up your Red Cross account by going myrcsupport@redcross.ca. Through your RC account, you may access your certificate, the course manual plus other pertinent information regarding your Red Cross training.

Red Cross first aid courses listing for Fall 2019

 Basic Life Support, BLS • XOCH 0400

Designed to build participant confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and provide the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, perform Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, and perform rapid defibrillation. Air Management and Oxygen Therapy is included.

Certification is 1 year.

This course is for:
In-facility care providers, including nursing staff. Care aides, medical and dental professionals. Pre-hospital care providers, which may include professionals in fire service, rescue team, sports-medicine, lifeguards and ski patrol.

Length: 4 hours
Date: December 8, Sunday
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $85
 Basic Life Support with Airway Management

Please contact the Continuing Studies office, csinfo@tru.ca or call Susan at 778-220-3488 if you need just the Airway Management.

 Basic Life Support with Oxygen Therapy
Length: 5 hours
Date: TBD
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $75
 Basic Life Support with Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy
Audience: In-facility and health care providers (nursing, care aides, dental industry medical offices, etc.) pre-hospital care groups (fire departments, rescue teams, sports therapists, lifeguards, SCUBA divers skill patrol, etc.)
Length: 6 hours
Date: TBD
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $85
 CPR/AED • XOCH 0690

Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies. Includes training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). This training is suitable for workplaces or general interest and includes the latest CPR guidelines. CPR levels are A or C.

Date: October 26, Saturday
November 23, Saturday
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $85.00
 CPR/AED Basic Rescuer Recertification • XOCH 0790

If you have taken a CPR course within the past three years then you qualify for this recertification course.

Date: September 23, Monday
October 28, Monday
November 22, Friday
December 16, Monday
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $55.00
 Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR

A basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills focusing on childhood injuries and illnesses. Designed for those in early childhood education as well as for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Date: November 3
Location: Continuing Studies building
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $95.00
 Emergency First Aid, EFA • XOCH 0770

Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

Emergency First Aid is recognized by WorkSafeBC (WSBC) as an equivalent to the WSBC Occupational First Aid, Level 1. You may use the Emergency First Aid certificate as the required first aid certification to take the Transportation Endorsement course. The CPR component in this course is Level C (adult, child & infant).

Audience: Workplace, teachers and school volunteers, dental and medical office staff, parents & grandparents and coaches.
Length: 8 hours
Date: November 13, Wednesday
December 14, Saturday
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $95.00
 Psychological First Aid • XOCH 0000

This course equips learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link Live model – a resiliency-building approach to emotional Psychological, and social wellbeing that teaches learners how to support themselves and other to cope with the effects of various types of stress. The course uses primarily case-based learning and includes the latest evidence form the international community.

Prerequisite: Recommend age is 18 years plus.
Audience: Youth, Workplace, Professional Responder
Length: 12 hours
Date: November 2, Saturday
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $165
 Standard First Aid • XOCH 0840

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Includes injury prevention and AED.

Date: October 26, Saturday
November 23, Saturday
December 14, Saturday
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $155.00

 Wilderness Medical Associates

Welcome to Continuing Studies Wilderness medical Associates First Aid

Location: The Continuing Studies building is by the intersection at the TRU West Gate entrance. Take the first left to parking lot XT and Continuing Studies. See attachment

Dates: Course dates are on the description and registration page.

Time: All courses start at 8:30 am unless otherwise indicated.

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email prior to the start of the course.

Wilderness Medical Associates First Aid

Practical medical learning for all experience levels, learn to think critically during emergencies in unconventional settings and give your staff the skills and confidence to manage the unpredictable.

About Wilderness medical Associates

Wilderness Medical Associates International is an organization devoted to the development of remote and practical medicine. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in remote settings and hostile environments. Our cutting-edge curriculum is overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and has been taught on all seven continents.

If you have any questions please contact Susan or Joni at csinfo@tru.ca, or call 778-220-3488

WMA first aid listing for Winter 2020

Dates TBA

 Bridge (WAFA to WFR)/Open Recertification – 4 days

WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. This is also an Open Recertification is for those with a current WFR certification or an equivalent certificate from another provider of a wilderness medical training of 64 hours or longer. Current WMA International Wilderness EMTs may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification. Please inform TRU of this when registering for the course.

Date: TBA
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $650
 Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) – 4 days

Wilderness Advance First Aid is a comprehensive medical training course designed for recreationalist, wilderness leader, and professionals who venture into remote and challenging environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period.

Date: TBA
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $650
 Wilderness First Responder (WFR) – 8 days

Wilderness First Responder is ideal medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and anyone who works or plays in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, and includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Date: TBA
Location: Continuing Studies building
Fee: $995
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