VFIS Highway Safety Certification

VFIS Highway Safety Certification
VFIS Highway Safety Certification is designed to help ESO personnel minimize the risk of responding on or near a highway by understanding the elements of a safe work zone and recognizing the potential hazards in operating on or near a highway. The program covers items including the need for advanced warning, apparatus positioning and placement, multi-agency communication, scene lighting, retro-reflective and fluorescent personal protective equipment and coordination of on-scene apparatus and personnel. hazards in operating on or near a highway. The program covers items including the need for advanced warning, apparatus positioning and placement, multi-agency communication, scene lighting, retro-reflective and fluorescent personal protective equipment and coordination of on-scene apparatus and personnel.
Features
  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Course Content
  • The need for advanced warning
  • Apparatus positioning and placement
  • Multi-agency communication
  • Scene lighting
  • Retro-reflective and fluorescent personal protective equipment
  • Coordination of on-scene apparatus and personnel.
Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to

  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers
  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult on child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

*Child and infant modules are optional.

CE/CME credits are not offered for this course.

Course Format

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout).

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