This course is designed to prepare Occupational First Aid Attendants, Level 1 or Level 2, with the skills and knowledge needed to move and transport injured/ill workers to medical aid.
All you will need to know about Transportation Endorsement
There are some medical emergencies and situations where it will make sense – or be necessary – to move a patient rather than wait for paramedics to arrive. It is critical that anyone moving an injured or ill worker know how to do so properly so that they can avoid causing further harm or damage.
The Occupational First Aid Certificate Transportation Endorsement (TE) course is an 8 hour course designed for students who already have a valid OFA Level 1 or OFA Level 2 or equivalent course.
There are many useful components to the TE course including:
- Applicable First Aid Regulations
- Learning to handle and lift a patient properly
- Techniques for immobilization both with a spine board as well as a basket stretcher
- Learning to assess the patient and administer treatment during transportation
- Transportation vehicles
- Transportation by aircraft
What to Expect During a TE Course
The 8 hour course consists of three modules which build upon each other until the student is ready to be assessed for certification.
Upon completion of the course, students will be evaluated by the course instructor and upon successful completion will become certified in TE.
This certification will be valid for three years.