Whether you are teaching First Aid, CPR...or higher level courses such as EMR and First Responder...you will be supported by Canada's leader in emergency medical training and Instructional Development.
This 2.5 day First Responder Instructor Transfer course is intended for candidates who are already certified as JIBC First Responder Instructors...and are Instructionally active in a BC Fire Department or Fire-Rescue agency.
If you hold a current Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor certificate...you can attend one of our Specialized First Aid Instructor Courses...
You will need to purchase the most current edition of the Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Course Package to prepare for your First Responder Instructor Transfer course...and bring these resources with you to the course itself.
Make sure you allow plenty of time for delivery...and course preparation.
You will need to purchase the most current edition of the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care Instructor Course Package to prepare for your First Responder Instructor Transfer course...and bring these resources with you to the course itself.
Make sure you allow plenty of time for delivery...and course preparation.
Download and Print our Canadian Red Cross First Responder Instructor (ECI) Transfer Course Preparation Checklist for your reference. Read through the Checklist carefully...to ensure that your arrive at your First Responder Instructor Transfer course fully prepared with all materials, and assignments completed.
In order to be successful in your Canadian Red Cross First Responder Instructor Transfer course...you will need to complete all the Pre-Course Assignments, and arrive at your class with all required materials.
Presentations should be delivered as though you are teaching to newer Students
Each Presentation must be accompanied by a Written Lesson Plan.
Bring a second copy of your Lesson Plans to class...to give to your Instructor-Trainer at the beginning of Session 1.
Your submitted Lesson Plans will contribute towards your success in your First Aid & CPR Instructor Course.
The Presenatation you conduct in the class should closely match the written Lesson Plan you submit to your Instructor-Trainer.
Feel free to draw on previous training or instructional experiences while developing your Lesson Plans.
However...it is important that the specific information delivered and skills performed are consistent with current Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR guidelines.
Whenever possible...ensure that your students will be able to reference and verify the information you provide, in either their Student Manuals or additional hand-outs.
This information...along with guidance on developing your Lesson Plan can be found throughout your Instructor Course Materials.
Basic Instructional tools, such as flipcharts, whiteboard, mannequins, AED trainers and basic first aid supplies will be available...however you may need to provide any special props or equipment you require yourself.
Your classmates and your Instructor-Trainer will provide you with Feedback after each presentation...with an emphasis on Instructional Delivery and Technical Accuracy (according to current Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR guidelines).
It is not expected that a 10 minute Presentation will cover every possible aspect of your assigned topic.
Present 10 minutes' worth of your topic...in a relevant, learner centered format.
DO NOT try to cram 60 minutes of content into 10 minutes.
Keeping your students engaged in meaningful activities will generally result in better learning outcomes, than having them passively recieve information.
Audio-Visual Equipment and Computers:
Powerpoint slideshows, Video Clips and other media can be powerful presentation tools.
They can also be fickle, distracting and unreliable if you are unfamiliar with your equipment.
If you are planning to use a computer with a Projector / Televsion Screen:
Make sure all your equipment and files are compatible ahead of time.
We strongly recommend that you bring and use your own laptop for that purpose.
If you are using someone else's equipment...with your files accessed from a data-stick:
Check all aspects of compatibility and functionality well ahead of time.
Lesson times should NOT include equipment set-up, maintenance or adjustment.
If you are using media with sound...ensure the volume is sufficient for the size and layout of the classroom.
DO NOT rely on Internet connectivity to play "Youtube" style clips or open links.
If the power goes out, or your equipment fails...the show must go on.
You must submit a completed Lesson Plan for your Knowledge Presentation to your Instructor-Trainer...in Session 1 of your course.
Emphasis should be on Students acquiring new information...and applying that information in some kind of activity which requires and tests their comprehension.
First Responder Knowledge Presentations could include:
Reference to the Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Student Manuals
Mix and Match Activities
Real Life Examples
Self-Directed Mini Projects
Although the easiest, and often most tempting approach to First Responder Knowledge Presentations can be to simply deliver the information through Lecture or Discussion...these techniques do not generally engage the Students as effectively as the alternatives suggested above
Ask yourself...how long will the Students be able to effectively retain and apply this information, after the Presentation?
Too much information in a short period of time will usually overload short-term memory capacity, and negatively impact long-term rentention and practical comprehension.
Information that can be recalled and utilized over time produces competent, confident First Aiders and First Aid Attendants.
Your Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Manual references several Instructional Techniques...and is an excellent resource for preparing your Knowledge Based Presentation Lesson Plan.
Knowledge Based Lesson Plans should include a set of Evaluation criteria...to gauge whether or not the Students comprehended and retained the new information.
After completing the Lesson...participants should have a clear idea of whether or not they met your expectations...and what they could improve.
In addition to your CANADIAN RED CROSS FIRST RESPONDER INSTRUCTOR COURSE PACKAGE...available for you to pick up or have delivered after completing your First Responder Instructor (Emergency Care Instructor) Transfer Course Registration...you will need to download the files below, to prepare for your course.
Download the First Responder Instructor course Outline for your reference.
Bring a copy of the First Responder Instructor Course Outline to every session.
Reviewing the First Responder Instructor Course Outline will allow you to anticipate what is expected and covered in each Instructor Course session.
Every Canadian Red Cross First Responder Instructor course is a little bit different...depending on class size, particpant experience and individual requirements...so the specific sequence, times and topics may vary.
The Evaluation Administration Process sheet will give you guidance on how to file, store, and submit Canadian Red Cross First Responder Certifications...and BC EMALB First Responder Licensing Evaluations.
Download & Print the First Responder Evaluation Administration Process sheet for reference
Bring a copy of the First Responder Evaluation Administration Process sheet to every First Responder Instructor Transfer course session
As a Canadian Red Cross First Responder Instructor (Emergency Care Instructor)...you will be authorized to conduct BC EMALB First Responder Licesning Evaluations, including Spinal Immobilization and CPR-AED Endorsements.
Access and print the BC EMALB FR Licensing forms and paperwork through your First Responder Instructor course Preparation Checklist.
You will follow the guidelines and evaluation criteria outlined in these forms...when performing BC EMALB First Responder Licensing Evaluations.
Bring the BC EMALB Licensing documents to every First Responder Instructor Transfer course session.
If you have any physical limitations...permanent or temporary...or Medical Conditions which might affect your safety in your First Responder Instructor Transfer course, you MUST disclose this information to Frontline First Aid BEFORE class begins.
You must also notify your Instructor-Trainer immediately if your condition changes or worsens throughout the course.
Your Instructor-Trainer will make reasonable accomodations for your inclusion whenever possible, however it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you do not perform any activities which might put you at risk.
Common examples of Physical or Medical Conditions that might affect your safety:
Frontline First Aid uses Non-Latex Gloves in the classroom, but cannot guarantee an allergen free environment
As participant in our Canadian Red Cross First Responder Instructor Transfer course, you will be expected to work collaboratively, and amicably with all your classmates. You may be paired up with any other student(s) throughout the course; and you must support each other's learning regardless of personal differences.
Each student will bring their own unique experiences and backgrounds to the course. Different skills and motivations will enrich the course and create a more meaningful experience for everyone...as long as mutual respect is consistently demonstrated.
You will be better prepared for, and get more out of your Canadian Red Cross First Responder Instructor Transfer course...if you are familiar with the Course Layout and approximate times allocated for each subject.
Read through the First Responder Instructor Transfer Course Outline below...or download a PDF copy of the First Responder Course Outline...with the understanding that every Instructor course is a little bit different, and the specific times and content may be adjusted to suit the class' requirements.