Transportation Endorsement

In B.C., workplace first aid attendants must have a certificate that’s recognized by WorkSafeBC. TE training is required for transportation of injured workers.

Course Content:

  • Patient packaging for transport, includes supine & lateral positioning for trauma
  • Review of Patient Assessment
  • Review of Critical Airway, Breathing & Circulatory Interventions with C-Spine control
Physical Demands / Contact: 
Occupational First Aid courses are physically demanding and require prolonged kneeling, working in stooped positions, and rolling patients into various positions on the floor.  Depending on the level and length of the course, physical demands can become rigorous.  In OFA Level 3 and Transportation Endorsement, maneuvering and securing a patient for transport under time constraints is very strenuous activity.
According to the WorkSafeBC OFA course materials, each class participant is required to function as attendant, helper and patient.  As a patient, fellow students will be practicing their first aid skills on you, including conducting a hands-on primary assessment and rapid body survey.  Participants must be aware that there is a good degree of physical contact involved.
Accommodation may be made for participants who indicate a problem with some of these activities.  Regardless of accommodation made during the class, participants will be required to demonstrate specific skills according to an accepted standard before certification is issued.

 

Course Length:

This is an 8 hour course that provides the Occupational First Aid Attendant with the knowledge & skills to transport injured workers to medical aid.

Prerequisites:

Participants must hold a valid OFA Level 1 or OFA Level 2 certificate or equivalent (such as Red Cross EFA or SFA), and have the physical ability to perform the required learning tasks.

Certification:

Certification is valid for 3 years.

Course Fee:

This course is $119 +GST & includes all course material & certificate.

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