WCB Level 3 first aid course at CRC

WCB Level 3 first aid course at Community Resource Centre

Trainees prepare a patient for emergency transport during a WCB OFA Level 3 First Aid Course at the Community Resource Center in Clearwater.  The next course starts June 4.

Trainees prepare a patient for emergency transport during a WCB OFA Level 3 First Aid Course at the Community Resource Center in Clearwater. The next course starts June 4.

The Community Resource Centre in Clearwater 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.

The course will run  Monday through Friday, June 4 to 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $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 2 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

• Perform multi-person lifts for transport

No prerequisites. Minimum age 16 years

The Community Resource Centre also offers a 20-hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training Course.

If there is sufficient interest, a date could also be set for the 20-hour Wilderness course.  Individuals or groups interested in taking the 20-hour course, please contact the CRC.

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