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General News · 30th April 2017
CCHA Family Support - Desta
CCHA Family Support Program is bringing an instructor from St. John's Ambulance to Cortes to provide First Aid training to Islanders.

Saturday, May 6 - 2-hr non-certificate session for parents, childcare (by RSVP) will be available.

Sunday, May 7 - 9-hr certificate training which meets Canada Labour Code basic first aid requirements.

PLEASE RSVP ASAP to ensure we have enough people to run these trainings.

More details below.


Emergency First Aid – Community Care Certificate
Sunday, May 7, 10:30am - 7:30pm
Manson's Hall
Cost: $120
Please register as soon as possible.


Emergency First Aid – Community Care Certificate

This fast paced one-day (9 hour) certificate course meets first aid requirements under the Ministry of Health - Community Care Licensing Branch, Canada Labour Code Basic First Aid Emergency First Aid Community Care and is suitable for anyone who provides care for infants, children and/or adults including licensed adult residential care and child care workers, federal government employees, home care providers, coaches, spectators at any amateur sporting event, parents and grandparents.

Course contents include:
• roles & responsibilities
• management of an unresponsive casualty
• management of a responsive casualty with head/spinal injuries
• adult, child, and infant resuscitation including 1 rescuer CPR and first aid for choking
• introduction to automated external defibrillation (AED)
• severe bleeding
• medical conditions
• eye injuries
• poisons
• burns
• heat and cold injuries
• secondary survey
• bone and joint injuries
• dental emergencies
• written exam


Save That Child Presentation
Saturday, May 6 - 5:30- 7:30pm
Presentation in Pioneer Room, Manson's Hall
Childminding in Main Hall
Suggested donation $10 + $5/child for childminding.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please pre-register for childminding.


Save That Child Presentation

Child injuries require timely action, and the majority of child injuries result from accidents in the home.

This shortened version of the 4 hour Save That Child course is a presentation that is great for parents, grandparents, and others who care for infants or children in an informal capacity.

This non certificate presentation stresses accident prevention while also touching on first aid skills.

Learn how to effectively prevent, recognize, and respond to child emergencies in a casual and social setting.

Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• Preventing childhood emergencies
• Emergency scene management
• Child and infant resuscitation (CPR and choking)
• Fever emergencies, dehydration and convulsions
• Burns
• Wounds and bleeding
• Poisons
• Concussion injuries


Please RSVP ASAP at