As a community service worker, it is important to know what to do in the case of an emergency. Accidents happen. Prompt attention and proper treatment can save lives.
The two final modules in the Foundations program are based on standard training programs offered by an external agency or service. This module is based on the Emergency First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course taught by the St. John Ambulance or the Canadian Red Cross. If you are successful, you will receive a certificate that you will have to keep current by periodically refreshing your knowledge in this area.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge contained in the Emergency First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course.
- Be aware of the policies in your agency related to First Aid/CPR training for staff.
- Describe what to do when dealing with a medical emergency at your agency (e.g., attending to the victim, dealing with individuals who are present, calling for assistance, reporting procedures).
- Suggest ways of helping the staff at your agency be better prepared for dealing with emergencies.