Occupational First Aid - Level 3
WorkSafe BC Level 3 Occupational First Aid is an Emergency Services Training course. Trainees learn to make scene assessments and provide patient care. Large worksites further than 20 minutes from a hospital typically need at least one Level 3 Occupational First Attendant on-site. L3 attendants deal with medical emergencies, provide basic life support and CPR, make transport decisions and more.
Blended Level 3 Occupational First Aid:
Blended Level 3 Occupational First Aid is a combination between online learning modules and in-class training and testing. With blended learning, trainees can take much of the course online and only need to come into class for hands-on training and certification.
The two-week Level 3 Occupational First Aid course combines classroom experience with hands-on training. In-class, participants learn OFA L3 roles and responsibilities and relevant first aid legislation. Trainees also learn how to perform advanced diagnoses and assessments, respond to emergency calls, and manage pregnancy/labour, multiple casualty incidents and patient extraction and transportation.
In the hands-on portion, participants learn extended first aid fundamentals, including responding to medical emergencies, handling conscious and unconscious patients, and providing basic life support. Airway, respiratory, and circulatory emergencies are covered, including insertion of oral airways and oxygen equipment as well as CPR. The course also covers major and minor injuries, shock, bleeding, head and spinal injuries, eye, ear, and nose injuries, extreme temperature exposure and more. Trainees must pass a written exam and a hands-on practicum.
- Professional First Aider Responsibilities
- Expanded Understanding of First Aid Concepts and Practices
- Patient Transportation and Multiple-Casualty Incidents
- Advanced Assessments and Ongoing Care
- Emergency Response
- 2 Weeks
- Physical mobility and ability to perform CPR (Note: Level 1 or 2 not required)
- Red Cross
- 3 Years