Safe Choice Safety

Safety Programs Atlantic Canada

Youth First Aid

The Safe Choice Safety Youth First Aid program is designed to provide students aged 7-15 years or in grades 3-9 with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond safely during an emergency, and perform age appropriate first aid.

Groups that have students in grades 3-9 are divided into two separate groups by grade level (i.e. G3-6 and G7-9). If registration for each group does not reach registration minimums then all students participate together in one classroom. .

Learning Objectives

  • Respond Safely During an Emergency
    This includes learning to take charge and identify the cause of injury, how to use bystanders effectively, use of proper protective equipment, and when to dial 911.
  • Shock
    This includes learning the signs, symptoms, and first aid for shock; including the proper position to promote recovery if conscious or unconscious.
  • Medical Conditions
    This includes learning the signs, symptoms, and first aid for an asthma, severe allergic reactions, epilepsy, and diabetes; including how to properly administer medication.
  • Choking
    This includes learning the signs, symptoms, and first aid for choking; including how to properly use abdominal thrusts, J-stroke, and back blows to dislodge the object.
  • Bone Injuries
    This includes learning the signs, symptoms, and first aid for a bone injury; including how to steady and support the head, neck, and back during a suspected spinal injury.
  • Wound Care  This includes learning the signs, symptoms, and first aid for a cut, scrape, and nosebleed; including the use of readily available materials or a first aid kit.
  • Eye Injuries
    This includes learning the signs, symptoms, and first aid for an eye injury; including loose particles or embedded objects in the eye.
  • Identify Hazardous Products
    This includes learning the hazardous product symbols, and the proper handling and storage of hazardous products to help prevent injury.
  • Burns
    This includes learning the signs, symptoms, and first aid for a first, second, and third degree burn; including the cause of injury (i.e. heat, radiation, or chemical burn).
  • Cold and Heat Injuries
    This includes learning the signs, symptoms, and first aid for frost bite, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

Evaluation

  • The Youth First Aid program focuses on small group discussions, problem solving, role-playing, and instructor-led demonstrations.
  • Students require 100% attendance, and are required to complete a skills demonstration.

Materials

  • Students will receive a St. John Ambulance Canada First Aid pocket guide, and Safe Choice Safety wall certificate upon successful completion of this program.
  • Students are required to bring a pencil, snack, and lunch for a full day program.

Duration

  • The Youth First Aid program requires four (4) hours of instruction. An Additional hour is required for full day programs to accommodate breaks.
  • Please inquire about our flexible scheduling options so that we are able to best accommodate your schedule.

Rates

  • Please contact our office for rate information.
  • By Phone: 1.800.467.5979
  • By Email: info@safechoice.ca

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