FAST offers a variety of workshops by request to student groups to better prepare you for common first aid issues.
Workshops are typically 1 hour in length. We offer:
Overdose first aid
BC and Canada are in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. In this workshop, you will reflect on the subject of substance use and its impacts, examine stigma and biases you may hold that would prevent helping, and gain practical strategies you can use to minimize the risk of substance use for yourself and others. These skills will increase participants' confidence to recognize and help an overdose situation and make UBC a safer place.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Minimize harm in situations with substance use
- Identify ways to prevent overdose
- Recognize and help someone who is overdosing
Time: 1 to 1.5 hours
Presented by: First Aid Student Team member and/ or Health Promotion Strategists
First aid kit 101
Got an interest in first aid, but never had the time to take a course? Want to learn how to better treat injuries, with what equipment? The First Aid Kit 101 workshop is a great introduction to the contents contained in a typical first aid kit. In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of first aid equipment, when to use them, and some useful "last resort” first aid equipment alternatives for when you don’t have a first aid kit available. Your newfound knowledge will then be reinforced through realistic interactive review scenarios.
By the end of this workshop, individuals will be able to:
- Name different types of first aid kit equipment
- Learn when it is appropriate to use certain equipment
- Determine useful “last resort” first aid equipment alternatives
Time: 1 hour
Presented by: First Aid Student Team member
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