WCB Occupational First Aid Level 3 training available at CRC

Community Resource Centre is offering a Workers’ Compensation Board Occupational First Aid Level 3 course starting June 4

Kathy Kohlauser (l) bundles patient Diane Coughlin for transport while Lucas Allen stabilizes Coughlin's neck during a recent First Aid course at the Community Resource Center. The CRC will offer a Level 3 First Aid course in early June.

Kathy Kohlauser (l) bundles patient Diane Coughlin for transport while Lucas Allen stabilizes Coughlin's neck during a recent First Aid course at the Community Resource Center. The CRC will offer a Level 3 First Aid course in early June.

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The Community Resource Centre is offering a Workers’ Compensation Board Occupational First Aid Level 3 course (WCB OFA Level 3). This course is the most advanced course that WCB offers. An attendant possessing a Level 3 certificate can work on any provincial workplace as a designated attendant. Register today and be on your way to getting a new job. The course will run from June 4 – 15 at the Community Resource Centre and cost $750.

The OFA Level 3 training is a 10-day, 80-hour course. This course covers the skills in the Level 1, Level 2 and Transportation Endorsement courses and adds more time to develop confidence and competence in the essential skill areas. Participants will be able to: triage patients according to the rapid transport category model, perform two-operator CPR, stabilize protruding eye injuries, provide treatments for penetrating chest injuries, immobilize lower limb fractures and dislocations, manage limb-threatening injuries, rule out spinal injuries by conducting range of motion tests and perform multi-person lifts for transport.

No prerequisites are required. WCB states: “A person must be least 16 years old to qualify for a Level 1, 2, or 3 certificate and in a workplace that requires a Level 2 or 3 attendant, the person must be at least 19 years old. If the attendant is under 19 years old and holds a Level 2 or 3 ticket, he or she may provide treatment under the direct supervision of the unrestricted first aid attendant on site.”

The Community Resource Centre also offers a 20-hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid training course.  Individuals or groups interested in taking the course are asked to contact the CRC.

For more information or to register for the OFA Level 3 course, please contact the Community Resource Centre at info@crcnt.ca or 250-674-3530.

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