Why online learning could change the face of first aid.
In 2013 Canadian Red Cross approached the CSA group in an attempt to create a national standard for first aid competencies and training. In April 2014, the advisory Council received strong support from regulatory members to create a national standard. There were 15 invited experts to the October 22, 2014 workshop.
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Just a warning, you’re going to hear this alot from us. We like to stand up and shout it when we can. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates have pretty well stagnated since 2012. That’s a DECADE with pretty much ZERO improvement!
Let’s talk standards. There are no standards out there today that specifically say: “Ok, here’s what you need for equipment and here are the areas instructors need to be proficient in.” There’s no outline that tells you what you should be doing or best practice for different components of your courses. There are no specifics on what should be done, or how training courses should progress through different levels of instruction.
Let’s have a look at what the first aid industry looks like here in the Great White North. We’re going to start our story in 2013, when the Canadian Red Cross approached CSA Group looking to help create a national standard for first aid competencies and training.