This course provides basic information about first aid for the lay rescuer. Course content includes prevention, assessment and protocol for entry into the Emergency Medical System. You will receive instruction on emergency carries, breathing emergencies (including choking and chest injuries), CPR for an adult (including risk factors, signals and actions of a heart attack and stroke), use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), managing selected accident situations (including bleeding, shock, head and spinal injuries), musculoskeletal injuries, poisoning, environmental (heat and cold related) injuries, eye, abdominal, chest, crush injuries and medical emergencies. This course meets the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety, Saskatchewan Labour. Upon successful completion, you will receive a wallet card (confirming course completion) from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.