First Aid Skills Update

 

The OFA Level 2 and 3 Skills Update is a one day program designed to provide the First Aid Attendant the opportunity to keep their first aid skills current with the focus on the patient returning to work as soon as possible.

The Update will provide first aid measures from minor injuries to Basic Life Support and  is customized to the needs of the participants.

The update is one 8 hour day. Coffee breaks and lunch are included in the class hours. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PREREQUISITES

Candidates must have a valid and current OFA Level 2 or 3 certificate. This FAS Update will be of benefit to those dedicated First Aid Attendants whose certificate will expire within 18 months. Other than that recommendation there is no time limit within which to participate.

The format includes, but is not limited to, the following minor injuries: dressings, bandages and immobilization for all soft tissue injuries, eye injuries, minor and significant burns, sprains, nosebleeds, minor and significant cuts, finger fractures, needle pokes, dislocations, avulsions, infections, amputations, clavicle fracture, arm fractures, slivers, subungual hematoma, repetitive strain injuries, punctures and of course, sterile techniques.

The format also offers Basic Life Support review such as Airway management and CPR with an AED.

This program is a Skills Update only. There are no lectures, no exams, no additional certification, no books, just plain hands-on learning to keep the Attendant confident in their first aid skills to provide injured workers’ optimal care with a speedy return to work.

The First Aid Skills Update is limited to 12 Attendants and is offered once monthly. The fee is $100. The following dates are scheduled for the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020:

Day Date Times
Tuesday September 3 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday October 15 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday November 12 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday December 16 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday January 6, 2020 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday February 17 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday March 16 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday April 6 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday May 18 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday June 15 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday July 13 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday August 17 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday September 21 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday October 12 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday November 9 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Monday December 14 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.