Occupational First Aid Level 3
Occupational First Aid Level 3 is a program designed to cover all medical techniques considered to be within the responsibility of the Occupational First Aid Attendant providing emergency care in industry.
OFA Level 3: A Comprehensive Introductory First Aid Course
Occupational First Aid Level 3 is the most comprehensive of our introductory first aid courses. In this 70 hour (two week) course, you or your employees will learn all the basic emergency medical techniques that fall under the responsibility of an Occupational First Aid attendant.
Why Take OFA Level 3?
Having employees who are trained in occupational first aid is a huge benefit to your organization and your employees. With employees who are trained and certified in first aid, you are helping to prevent medical emergencies from becoming more serious. It may even save someone’s life. As an employer, you are also showing that you care about and value your employees when you invest in this type of training.
If you’re looking for the most comprehensive OFA course available, then level three is the course that you want. During this 70 hour (two week) session, your employees will gain both theoretical (classroom) and practical (hands-on) training in a wide variety of medical emergency scenarios.
What Will You Learn?
OFA Level 3 will teach your employees to recognize, identify and respond to various medical emergencies which may happen in the workplace.
Among the skills that you may expect to learn are:
Priority Action Approach
Demonstrating the Priority Action Approach for patients who are conscious or have a decreased level of consciousness.
Manage Critical Interventions
Identifying and managing critical interventions of the airway with C-spine control.
Identifying Respiratory Emergencies
Identifying respiratory emergencies and taking necessary steps to resolve them.
Identifying Circulatory Emergencies
Identifying circulatory emergencies in patients who are conscious as well as those with a decreased level of consciousness and intervene in those emergencies.
Preparing Patients for Transport
Preparing patients for rapid transport in both lateral and supine positions.
Learning to conduct the secondary survey part of the Priority Action Approach for patients who are in the Rapid Transport Category as well as patients who are in the first aid room.
Assess Soft Tissue Injuries
Assessing, managing, and identifying whether it is necessary to have a medical aid referral for injuries of the soft tissue.
Identifying and managing injuries of the head, brain, and spine for patients who are conscious as well as those with a decreased level of consciousness.
Identify Abdominal Injuries
Identifying and managing injuries of the abdomen.
Identifying and managing fractures of the upper limbs and dislocations.
Identifying and managing environmental emergencies, as well as fractures of the lower limbs and dislocations.
Identifying and managing diabetic conditions as well as seizures.
As OFA Level 3 is a very comprehensive course, it is important that you pick up your materials prior to the start of the course and complete the pre-course reading. Your materials will consist of:
A Training and Reference Manual
Occupational First Aid Training Guide
Upon completion of OFA Level 3, you will be required to pass an examination conducted by a person authorized by Worker’s Compensation Board. The exam will be scheduled within a week following the last day of course and consists of both written and practical segments. A grade of 70% or higher is required on each segment of the exam for successful certification.