Archive | December, 2011

Body Composition Information for First Aid

BODY COMPOSITION Anthropometry – quantitative measures of selected human landmarks. Body composition – two-component model – the amount of fat and fat-free mass of which the body is composed. Fat-free mass is primarily composed of bone, muscle, vital organs, and connective tissue. Four-component model – fat, protein, mineral, water Why assess body composition? Suitable body composition is […]

Muscle and Nervous System Information for First Aid

NERVOUS CONTROL OF MUSCULAR MOVEMENT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM The information posted on this page is detailed information about the central nervous system and muscular movement structure of the human body. This information will not be covered in this kind of detail in any Red Cross first aid course (more information). This information […]

Body Types – Somatotypes

The material posted on this article about somatotypes is supplemental information to first aid and CPR training. This extensive information is designed to give candidates an understanding of the different body types and how it can relate to first aid scenarios. To learn basic first aid and to apply this information register for a first aid class. I. […]

Pulmonary Structure and Function for First Aid

This blog post is designed to provide supplemental information to candidates learning about choking emergencies. The information posted here will not be covered in Red Cross first aid and / or CPR training as it is extensive in detail and information. The material is here for candidates wanting to look further into the breathing structure […]

Osteology and Arthrology for First Aid

The information posted on this article is additional material to supplement basic first aid training. This content will not be included in any detail in standard, childcare or emergency first aid programs. This article supplements the sprains and strains and broken bones components of Red Cross first aid training. OSTEOLOGY AND ARTHROLOGY A. Functions of […]

Red Cross Swim Preschool Program.

The Canadian Red Cross provides a number of programs and safety instruction courses to Canadians. The Red cross is extremely popular for CPR training (click here to register) and first aid courses. However, the Red Cross is also the leading provider of swim programs for youth and adults. This page focuses on the swim preschool program […]

Red Cross Swim Kids Program

The Red Cross swim kids program is one of many safety and instructional programs offered to Canadians through the Red Cross. The Red Cross is most famous for its first aid and CPR courses and first aid re-certification classes. This page will focus solely on the Red Cross Swim Kids program and provide a overview […]

Red Cross Course Planning

The Red Cross is on the forefront of first aid, CPR, re-certifications and water safety programs. This article focuses on the planning aspects of a water safety instructor (WSI) course. This page includes a overview and detailed outline of the Red Cross WSI Course planning section. PLANNING 2 hours (class) Definition: Development of both long-term […]

Instructor Emergency Response Skills

INSTRUCTOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SKILLS (IERS) 2 hours (class) Definition: Items that are taught, practiced, and evaluated to ensure the WSI candidates can respond in an emergency. OBJECTIVES 1. Successfully demonstrate performance criteria on the required IER skills (WSIT Manual, Appendix F3). Evaluation Criteria -Demonstrates the performance criteria for the Instructor Response Skills. Activity: IER Experiences […]

Red Cross Evaluation Made Simple

In terms of waters safety, first aid and CPR programs the Canadian Red Cross is easily the leader in all three of those categories. This page will focus on the water safety aspects, specifically, the evaluation component of a water safety instructor (WSI) course. This page includes a outline and detailed information pertaining to Red […]