Medical First Responder BLS

40 Hours

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Specifically tailored for aspiring emergency services professionals, the First Responder (FR) program will introduce the student rescuer to advanced first aid and the foundation principles of advanced patient assessment. Unlike any other layperson first aid course, in the FR program the student will learn various aspects of pre- hospital emergency care all while gaining valuable hands on experience using the equipment in a mentored environment.

Pre-Requisites: Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C

Course Length: 40-44 hours

Instructor: Canadian Red Cross Certified EMR Instructor and experienced Paramedic

Completion: 100% attendance, achieve 80% on multiple choice knowledge

Criteria: evaluation, and satisfactory performance in various scenarios

Certification: 3 year First Responder, BLS provider

Recertification: 20 hour course, must be enrolled before certification expiry

Course topics include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Scene Management
  • Prevention of Disease Transmission
  • Human Body Systems
  • Patient Assessment
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Head and Spine Trauma
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Childbirth
  • Crisis Intervention

FRO Training and Development offers a number of other courses including High Angle Rescue Intro and Awareness, Ambulance Vehicle Operations and Defensive Driving, and the Paramedic Association of Canada recognized Emergency Medical Responder.

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