Employers employing NOT more than 5 employees in any one shift shall ensure the first aid station is in the charge of a worker who is a holder of a valid Emergency First Aid certification. WSIB Regulation 1101, 8.2.a
This is also a great course for:
- New parents and grandparents
- Any trades person, Any Driver (e.g., Transport, Taxi, School Bus,), Security Guards, etc...
- Any person who wants more knowledge to respond to emergencies.
CPR-C (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, level C) training provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and infants. Training also includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
- Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the goals of first aid.
- Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the legal implications of providing first aid treatment.
- Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the principles of universal precautions, including barrier devices, hand washing, and use of gloves.
- Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ABC priorities.
- Demonstrate primary assessment of a victim including :scene survey
- level of consciousness
- airway, breathing, circulation
- major bleeding
- mechanism of injury
- Demonstrate secondary assessment of a victim including:
- vital signs
- head-to-toe examination
- Demonstrate one-rescuer adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin and how to use an AED.
- Simulate the treatment of: conscious adult, child or infant with an obstructed airway
- complications: a pregnant woman and person who is obese
- Simulate the treatment of an unconscious adult, child or infant with an obstructed airway.
- Demonstrate the effective direction of bystanders to activate EMS.
- Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering from the following respiratory emergencies: hyperventilation
- Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering from: shock
- heart attack or angina
- external bleeding
- stroke / transient ischemic attack
- Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering from: abdominal injury
- burn injury
- facial injury
- Demonstrate the recognition and care of an unconscious victim. Victim types should include fainting.
Successful certification is based on the ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate all required skills, including critical steps;100% attendance and participation; 75% min. passing grade on a written, closed book knowledge evaluation; and adherence to the Fundamental Principles.
3-year certification is then renewed with a 1 day course. Emergency First Aid recertification is the same course.
For further clarification, the link below will direct you to the WSIB First Aid Requirements document of Regulation 1101.