PROFESSIONAL RESPONDER PROGRAMS
Responsive First Aid has been delivering first aid training and certification in the Kootenays since 2006
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)
This course replaces the old CPR for Health Care Providers. It introduces Bag Valve Mask ventilators for ventilating the patient using a two-person technique. If you work in teams in an environment where breathing assistance may be required, this is the right course. Dental offices, Nursing, Industrial Response, Search and Rescue, Supervised Injection Sites and other similar environments all are best served by BLS trained staff. This course may also include oxygen delivery, airway adjuncts, and the use of suction devices.
We can also integrate the BLS program with Standard First Aid or an Emergency First Aid if that best suits your requirements. Because BLS is an advanced skillset, it requires annual re-certification.
Comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders. The Course teaches the patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practise sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations. Once certified you may register for a FR license with the BCEMA Licensing Board.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER
This is the qualification you need in BC to join the Ambulance Service in a rural or remote station and is a great way to build skills on the road to becoming a paramedic.
Participants will learn and demonstrate all knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and on-going care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility.
Course content may vary depending on jurisdictional requirements and, in addition, follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada.
Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practise sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.
Successful participants can apply for licensing with the BCEMA Licensing Board.
Prerequisites are a current Standard First Aid certification and CPR-C.
Bridging Courses are also available:
From OFA3 to FR or EMR
From FR to EMR
Ready to sign up for one of our courses? Have more questions about our First Aid courses? Contact Darcey via the link below.