First Aid Certification and Renewal

  • November 01, 2018 12:01
    Message # 6884111
    Bruce Kilburn (Administrator)

    First Aid Certification Requirement

    It is a requirement of membership to be trained in First Aid at level "A" or level "C". 

    There is often confusion regarding the descriptions and codes listed after a first aid designation. Here is some information regarding categories and levels of training.

    Goals of First Aid 

    The goals of first aid training are to:
    • Preserve life.
    • Prevent illness or injury from becoming worse.
    • Relieve pain, if possible.
    • Promote recovery.
    • Protect the unconscious.

    "It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training. Mental health first aid is an extension of the concept of first aid to cover mental health.
    ...

    The bandaging of battle wounds is shown on Classical Greek pottery from c. 500 BCE, whilst the parable of the Good Samaritan includes references to binding or dressing wounds."

    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_aid

    information

    Please see the posts to follow for each category and level of training

    Last modified: November 01, 2018 12:17 | Bruce Kilburn (Administrator)
  • November 01, 2018 12:04
    Reply # 6884116 on 6884111
    Bruce Kilburn (Administrator)

    first aid categories of training

    • Emergency First Aid
    • Standard First Aid
    • Healthcare Provider/ Medical First Responder 
    • Wilderness and Remote/ Advanced First Aid
    • Emergency Child Care

    Note: Emergency Childcare is not sufficient for membership without additional training in one of the other categories

    Last modified: November 01, 2018 12:17 | Bruce Kilburn (Administrator)
  • November 01, 2018 12:15
    Reply # 6884143 on 6884111
    Bruce Kilburn (Administrator)

    First Aid Levels of Training

    • CPR "A" - Adult 
      • CPR "A" with Adult skills and Automated External Defibrillator where applicable. There are no child or infant skills covered in this level. This is the level of CPR included with Workplace Emergency First Aid.
    • CPR "B" - Children/ Infants
      • CPR "B" covers infant and child training and Automated External Defibrillator where applicable. No adult skills are covered. This is the level of CPR that is included with most Emergency First Aid programs.
    • CPR "C" - Complete
      • CPR "C" is the complete package including CPR for adults, children and infant skills as well as Automated External Defibrillator where applicable. This level of CPR is included with most Emergency and Standard First Aid courses across the industry. It’s also offered as a stand-alone course by many companies.
    • CPR "HCP" - Healthcare Provider 
      • CPR "HCP" is generally training at the level of hospital emergency staff, paramedics, firefighters and other emergency services personnel. HCP training includes all the skills of CPR "C" with the addition of special airway opening techniques for spinal patients, pulse checks, rescue breathing, two-person CPR strategies and use of the BVMR (Bag Valve Mask Resuscitator).

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