A 36 hour programme designed to provide current Occupational First Aid level 3 certificate holders an opportunity to brush up on their skills before they go through the testing process. There is little teaching in this course as it is actually the second week of the level 3 course. For that reason it is only for long time certificate holders.
Candidates must hold an Occupational First Aid level 3 certificate in order to attend the Occupational Level 3 Pro course.
By WCB regulation, candidates must also complete a Statement of Fitness prior to being certified in OFA level 3.
Upon completion of the 36 hour Level 3 Pro course the student will be examined by a duly appointed Examiner authorized to assess candidate competency. Successful completion of both a written and a practical exam will certify the student for another three years.
Candidates will review the following areas:
- Four stages of the Priority Action Approach:
- Detection and intervention of life-threatening conditions
- Physical assessment
- Interpretation of vital signs
- Obstructed airway clearing procedures.
- Oxygen administration.
- Use of a pocket mask.
- Use of a bag-valve mask.
- Shock and Deadly bleeding management.
- One and two rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation with AED.
- Cervical hard collar application.
- Patient securing for transport.
- Principles of immobilization.
- First aid room techniques.
PLEASE NOTE: Some people suffer ill effects as a result of being exposed to specific items such as nuts while others are adversely affected by some fragrances. The effects of these allergies can range anywhere from bothersome to life threatening or anywhere in between. While you are in our school, please refrain from using any perfumes, colognes or aftershave lotions. Their fragrances may be pleasant in the outdoors but not so much in the confined space of a classroom for someone with asthma.
The Occupational First Aid Level 3 Pro course is still $645. This includes all textbooks and exam fees. There is also a complimentary pocket mask. This course is week two of the level 3 course and is offered several times per year in a one week Monday to Friday format. The exam process occurs after the course is completed and is not included in the 36 hour course length. The following dates are scheduled for 2018:
|Start Date||Finish Date|
|January 22||January 26|
|February 20||February 26|
|March 19||March 23|
|April 16||April 20|
|May 14||May 18|
|June 11||June 15|
|July 30||August 3|
|September 24||September 28|
|October 22||October 26|
|November 26||November 30|
The downloadable schedule is in PDF format, and will require a PDF viewer to read. If you do not have a PDF viewer, you may visit www.adobe.com to download the free Acrobat Reader.