Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

First Aid

This six-hour Red Cross course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies.
Fee: $95
• Oct. 23, Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Occupational First Aid Level 1 • XOCH 0800
This is the WorkSafeBC basic one-day course designed to provide life-saving first aid skills to workers in industry. The curriculum includes the primary survey, cervical spine (C-spine) control, CPR, airway and breathing interventions, small-wound management and records and reports. Students must demonstrate competency in their practical skills and achieve 70% on a multiple-choice exam. Successful students receive a certificate valid for three years. It is recommended by WorkSafeBC for students to take a CPR class half way through their certification period. Students must be at least 16 years of age and provide photo ID. Please dress comfortably.
Fee: $105
Dates (choose one):
• Aug. 29, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Sept. 23, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Oct. 24, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Nov. 30, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Jan. 19, 2018, Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Transportation Endorsement • XOCH 0780
This WorkSafeBC course provides Occupational First Aid Level 1 and 2 certificate holders with the required training to move injured workers. The curriculum includes:

  • Patient handling and lifting techniques
  • Use of the spine board and basket stretchers
  • Spinal immobilization techniques
  • Patient assessment and treatment during transport
  • Critical interventions
  • Transportation methods

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a Transportation Endorsement certificate. This certificate expires with the Occupational First Aid 1 or 2 certificate. A Transportation Endorsement ticket is required in any Class A hazard job that is more than 20 minutes surface travel from a hospital when the crew size is two to
10 workers.

Prerequisite: A valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2 certificate. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age Please bring Occupational First Aid, Level 1 or 2 certificate and photo ID to class.
Fee: $110
Dates (Choose one):
Sept. 24, Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 1, Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Occupational First Aid, Level 3 • XOCH 0820
This course is the WorkSafeBC comprehensive firstaid course designed to cover the medical techniques considered to be within the responsibility of the first-aid attendant providing emergency care in industry. The curriculum in this 70-hour program includes:

  • Basic life support and CPR (CPR A)
  • Patient assessment
  • Critical airway and respiratory, interventions with C-Spine management, including insertion of oral airways, use of oxygen therapy equipment and bag valve mask
  • Circulatory interventions and management
  • Small wound, soft tissue and fracture management
  • Rapid transport criteria
  • Suction

The examination will be held within three days of completion of the course. The successful candidate will receive a certificate valid for three years. Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to be certified. Please bring photo ID to first class It is highly recommended that students, especially first-time students, pickup their books at least two weeks prior to course completion as there is pre-reading and homework that needs to be completed. This WorkSafeBC program is designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid. Please note: Students DO NOT have to take Level 1 or Level 2 to take Level 3.
Fee: $825
Nov. 13 – 24, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Exam: TBA (tentatively set for Sunday, Nov. 26)

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness Medical Associates International (WMA). WMA is devoted to the development of remote and practical medicine. The cutting edge curriculum is overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and has been taught on all seven continents.
Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills and a successful grade on a final written exam. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian.


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) • XADV 2030

The WFR is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. This program is eight days in length
Fee: $880
April 30 – May 7, 2018, Monday – Monday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) • XOCH 0332
WAFA is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who ventureinto remote and challenging environments. Wilderness medicine differs significantly from standard first-aid and other training courses that are oriented to urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments and improvised equipment.
Fee: $495
April 30 – May 3, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Bridge (WAFA to WFR) • XOCH 0334
The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in four days. This course must be taken within three years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. Current WMA International Wilderness EMTs may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification.
Fee: $495
May 4 – 7, 2018, Friday – Monday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Open Recertification • XOCH 0336
The Open Recertification course is open to graduates of all wilderness medical training courses of 64 hours or longer with a current Wilderness First Responder certification. Successful graduates of this course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness first responder, anaphylaxis, and BLS/health-care provider-level CPR certifications. WMA WEMT graduates with a current EMT-B or paramedic certificate may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT with this course.
Fee: $495
May 4 – 7, 2018, Friday – Monday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.