Red Cross - Advanced First Aid

This advanced workplace approved program is perfect for those wanting to be an OHS officer or first aiders at factories/construction/job sites or just general interest.
The Canadian Red Cross Advanced First Aid is a comprehensive course offering advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those typically designated as a workplace first aid attendant. Course covers a variety of topics from basic (circulation and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission) to advanced (sudden medical emergencies and injuries to the head and/or spine), including instruction dedicated to understanding workplace legislation and responsibilities specifically for AB worksites with a supplement of other provinces based on the participants job placement locations.

Pre Course and During Course Commitment:
Pre-course – recommended that all candidates register with enough time to read the course manual (with the exclusion of chapter 11) and complete corresponding workbook activities. At minimum, reading of chapters and corresponding workbook activities up to and including the Secondary Survey is requested. If these items are not complete prior to the course, it will be the candidate’s responsibility to complete during the course in addition to completing the homework assignments in preparation for the next day’s lessons.
During Course – the course will consist of lecture and lab practice, with additional study and homework time after each in class session. The homework will consist of completing the reading and corresponding workbook activities in preparation for the next day’s lessons. If the candidate completed all the reading and workbook activities prior to the course start date, then the student is asked to just refresh the information for the next day. Each homework timeframe will depend on the students reading and comprehension level, however it is recommended that the student set aside 2 – 4hrs of preparation (if not completed prior to the course start date).

Course Expectations:
100% attendance is mandatory, lateness will not be tolerated
Respect - for each other, the instructor, the facility, and the equipment
Professionalism and integrity will be assessed throughout.


Course Completion requirements:
100% attendance
Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills
Ability to successfully complete the skills checklist
Ability to complete a knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 80 %, Midterm is a written exam of 50 multiple choice questions and Final is a written exam of 100 multiple choice questions
Ability to successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one each,
medical and trauma)
Must meet additional legislative requirements, if applicable

hdgContent

The following items are covered in this Red Cross - Advanced First Aid class:

  • Part 1 – Preparing to Respond
  • The Responder
  • The Emergency Scene
  • Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessment
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Airway and Ventilation
  • Circulatory Emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Pharmacology
  • Part 3 – Traumatic Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
  • Part 4 – Medical Emergencies
  • Sudden Illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat and Cold-Related Emergencies
  • Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations
  • Special Populations and Crisis Intervention
  • Childbirth
  • Reaching and Moving People
  • Multiple Casualty Incidents
  • Transportation
  • Workplace
  • Includes CPR-HCP.

hdgDuration

80 hours

hdgPrerequisites

The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR level C.
  • Pre-course – recommended that all candidates register with enough time to read the course manual (with the exclusion of chapter 11) and complete corresponding workbook activities. At minimum, reading of chapters and corresponding workbook activities up to and including the Secondary Survey is requested. If these items are not complete prior to the course, it will be the candidate’s responsibility to complete during the course in addition to completing the homework assignments in preparation for the next day’s lessons.

hdgDescription

The Canadian Red Cross Advanced First Aid is a comprehensive course offering advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those typically designated as a workplace first aid attendant. Course covers a variety of topics from basic (circulation and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission) to advanced (sudden medical emergencies and injuries to the head and/or spine), including instruction dedicated to understanding workplace legislation and responsibilities specifically for AB worksites with a supplement of other provinces based on the participants job placement locations.

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Canadian Red Cross Advanced First Aid

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