OFA Level 1 Content
Candidates enrolled in OFA level 1 training will receive a significant amount of training within a 8 hour period of time which will be completed with a multiple choice exam. WorkSafe BC is the program course content provider.
The following is the course content of a OFA level 1 course:
- Learning the roles and responsibilities of a first aid attendant
- Learning the priority action approach to first aid scenario
- Safety and scene assessment for the protection of the victim, rescuer and bystanders.
- Understanding the mechanisms of injury.
- Surveying the scene and responding to multiple victims.
- Understanding and knowing the components of the primary survey
- Knowing when and how to transport a victim via ambulance dispatch
- Assessing airway, breathing and circulation (ABC’s).
- Managing conscious and unconscious victims.
- Moving and rolling victims into a supine roll and 3/4 prone position.
- Identifying and performing intervention for minor soft tissue injuries such as eye injuries, lacerations, burns and workplace poisonings.
- Knowledge and skills with examining, cleaning, dressing and bandaging.
- Understanding appropriate administrative responsibilities with a first aid situation.
- Knowing when and how to provide follow-up care.
- Common injuries such as back strains.
- Recognizing and treating different types of burns such as thermal, chemical and 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
- Understanding when and how to remove foreign bodies from a patients.
- Knowledge and skills with airway obstruction and management.
- Recognizing and treating partial and severe airway obstructions.
- Knowledge and use of basic CPR and automated external defibrillators (AED’s).
- Understanding basic components of Cardiac Arrest.
Recognizing and treating victims of:
- anaphylactic shock
- chest pain
The information posted in this page is the general overview of the content of occupational first aid courses in Canada. OFA level 1 courses in your region may be slightly different than the posted overview.