Thompson Rivers University
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. The minimum age limit is 16 years of age. Students must provide picture ID at start of class. Acceptable photo identification includes driver's license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.

Fee: $140 (includes student manual and pocket mask)

    Dates:
  • Saturday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 • XOCH 0820

OFA Level 3 courses are offered to qualify candidates for certification by WorkSafeBC as first aid attendants in industry. TRU provides instruction in both the theory and practice of first aid. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and have at least a Grade 10 reading comprehension skills. 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. Upon confirmation of registration, you will receive a handout of pre-reading assignments and exercises that must be done before the first class.

Fee: $1,180 (includes books and pocket mask)

    Dates:
  • 10 sessions, Monday to Friday, November 18 to 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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