Emergency Care & Safety Institute Member

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons & American College of Emergency Physicians
Phone/Fax: 717-235-9441
Courses


ACFA Training Systems offers a wide variety of emergency and safety training tailored to reflect your company and industry. Listed below are courses requested frequently. If you do not see the training you need, please call us at (717) 235-9441 and we will assign someone to speak to you personally.

CPR & AED

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

FIRST AID

OSHA

 

 


ADULT CPR SKILLS

  • Scene Survey and Management - Rescuer, Bystander and Patient Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment / Review of Mouth-to-Mask Devices
  • Activating Emergency Services / Site-based & Responder-based Review
  • Providing Appropriate Information to EMS
  • Airway Management - Including Suspected Spinal Damage
  • Patient Assessment - Life-threatening Conditions / Severe Bleeding Control
  • S.A.M.P.L.E. History / Physical Exam Review
  • Signs & Symptoms - Heart Attack & Stroke / Cincinnati Stroke Scale
  • First Aid for Blocked Airway - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Stopping CPR / Pennsylvania Good Samaritan Law
  • Patient Transfer / Interacting with EMS
  • Introduction to the AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

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AED - AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

  • Public Access Defibrillation / The Chain of Survival
  • Anatomy /Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
  • Ventricular Fibrillation / Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Management
  • Automated External Defibrillators & Basic Operation
  • Precautions / Critical Concepts / Special Operation Care
  • Indications / Contraindications
  • Student Skills Practice
  • Scenario-based Response Team Practice
  • Public Access Defibrillation Roles & Responsibilities
  • AED Maintenance

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PROFESSIONAL RESCUER CPR & AED Skills

This course provides individuals who have a job-related duty to respond to emergencies with the knowledge and skills to recognize and provide care for respiratory and cardiac emergencies. These skills include two-rescuer CPR, the use of resuscitation mask and bag-mask device for ventilating victims, supplemental oxygen administration, and proper use of an AED - Automated External Defibrillator.

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PEDFACTS

Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the PedFACTs course is designed to give caregivers and teachers the education and confidence they need to effectively respond to an emergency and care for sick or injured children.

Eight Steps to Pediatric First Aid will be Covered:

    1. Survey the Scene
    2. Hands-off ABC's
    3. Supervise
    4. Hands-on ABCDE's
    5. First Aid Care
    6. Notify
    7. Debrief
    8. Document

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COMMUNITY CPR

  • Infant, Child and Adult CPR Skills Training
  • Scene Survey and Management - Rescuer, Bystander and Patient Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment / Review of Mouth-to-Mask Devices
  • Activating Emergency Services
  • Providing Appropriate Information to EMS
  • Airway Management
  • Patient Assessment - Life-threatening Conditions / Severe Bleeding Control
  • S.A.M.P.L.E. History / Physical Exam Review
  • Signs & Symptoms - Heart Attack & Stroke / Cincinnati Stroke Scale
  • First Aid for Blocked Airway - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Stopping CPR - Good Samaritan Laws
  • Patient Transfer / Interacting with EMS
  • Introduction to the AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

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OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING

  • BBP Training Reflects Company Exposure Control Plan
  • Overview of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Definition - Mode of Transmission - Symptoms of Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Disease-causing Microorganisms / Hepatitis Viruses B & C / HIV / Tuberculosis
  • Definition of an Exposure Incident / Assessing Exposure Determination
  • Reporting an Incident - Sample Exposure Report Form
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - Efficacy - Administration
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine Status Survey (Upon Request)

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BBP ENGINEERING CONTROLS

  • Reduces Employee Exposure Either by Removing, Eliminating, or Isolating the Hazard.
  • Structural / Mechanical Devices Provided By the Company
  • Definition of Regulated Waste / Bio-hazard Labeling of Regulated Waste
  • Location and Use of Hand-washing Stations and Eye Stations
  • Location and Use of Sharps Containers / Biohazard Bags
  • Location and Use of First Aid Room / First Aid Kits / AED's
  • Appropriate Disinfectant (i.e. Bleach and Water)

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BBP WORK PRACTICE CONTROLS

  • Behaviors Necessary to Use Engineering Controls Effectively / Practices for Safety
  • Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Discussion of Non-intact Skin and the Importance of Hand-washing
  • NO eating, drinking, smoking, applying makeup or handling of contact lenses in areas where
  • OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Material may be present
  • Clean-up Practices/ Following a Potential Surface Exposure
  • Demonstration of Company's Clean up Kit / Policies & Procedures
  • Contaminated Laundry - Clearly Labeled and Placed in a Leak-proof Container

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BBP PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

  • Identified by the Employer and Provided to the Employee at No Cost
  • Personal Protective Equipment Prevents Blood or OPIM from Passing Through to or
  • Contacting your Work or Street Clothes, Undergarments, Skin, Eyes, Mouth or other Mucus Membrane
  • Includes items such as: Gloves / Latex Allergies / Gowns / Aprons / Lab Coats
  • Eye / Mucus Membrane Protection / CPR Face Mask

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BBP UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS

  • Concept That ALL Blood and Certain Body Fluids are to be Treated as If Contaminated with HIV, HBV or HCV or Other Bloodborne Pathogens Regardless of the Perceived Risk of the Source
  • Blood and Identification of Certain Body Fluids
  • Other Potentially Infectious Material
  • Body Substance Isolation

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BBP EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN REVIEW/ Site-Specific Policies & Procedures

  • Provided by Individual Company
  • Reviewed by ACFA Training Systems

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STANDARD FIRST AID FOR INDUSTRY

The First Aid training program is designed to be flexible. Although a wide variety of emergencies are presented and discussed, emphasis of subject matter reflects the individual company and industry.

It is the responsibility of the employer to make an assessment of the work area and all first aid supplies necessary for expected injuries and illnesses. Each employer using this program must satisfy him/herself that the course adequately covers the type of injuries/illnesses likely to be encountered in their particular workplace.

The "ACFA Training Systems' Company Profile" is used as an integral part of promoting site-specific training as it provides the company the opportunity to profile their needs. It assists in identify the illnesses and injuries most frequently encountered; the placement of emergency equipment around the plant; policies and procedures pertinent to the particular industry or business and more.

Training Includes (but is not limited to):

  • Scene Survey - Size Up / Self, Bystander and Patient Safety
  • Utilization of Bystanders / Likely Event Sequence
  • Activation of 911 From Within the Plant
  • Activation of Additional Plant Emergency Responders to the Scene
  • INITIAL CHECK - Assessment & Interventions for Life-threatening Conditions
  • S.A.M.P.L.E. - Patient History
  • Physical Exam / Medic Alert Tags
  • Bleeding and Shock / Wounds - Type & Care
  • Crushing Injuries
  • Burns, Electrical Shock
  • Head & Spine Injuries
  • Chest, Abdominal & Pelvis Injuries
  • Strains, Sprains / R.I.C.E. Procedures
  • Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
  • Sudden Illness: Diabetes, Seizures
  • Poisonings / Bites & Stings / Nosebleeds
  • Cold-Related Emergencies / Heat-Related Injuries
  • Emergency Moves
  • Review of Company's On-site First Aid Materials
  • Policies & Procedures Review (as available)

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FIRST AID SCENARIO WORKSHOP

Standard First Aid courses are generally renewed every three years. During this time frame, important emergency response skills can deteriorate and need to be renewed and practiced. ACFA's First Aid Scenario Workshop is a fun and educational way to keep up with skills. This workshop reviews important first aid issues and emergency policies / procedures indicated by the company.

First Aid Scenario Workshop is hands-on. Students are divided into partners or groups and given a written scenario and picture of a medical or trauma emergency. In many cases they are given a simulated body part in which to bandage or splint. Students are required to work together in identifying the sequence of actions necessary in order to provide safe and appropriate first aid for the victim. Scenarios include issues such as crowd control, inclement weather, multiple injuries, spinal immobilization, emergency moves and more.

First Aid Scenario Workshop requires students to utilize critical thinking skills and is designed in 30 and 60 minute sessions to be added on to scheduled annual renewal classes.

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PEDFACTS

Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the PedFACTs course is designed to give caregivers and teachers the education and confidence they need to effectively respond to an emergency and care for sick or injured children.

Eight Steps to Pediatric First Aid will be Covered:

    1. Survey the Scene
    2. Hands-off ABC's
    3. Supervise
    4. Hands-on ABCDE's
    5. First Aid Care
    6. Notify
    7. Debrief
    8. Document

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COMMUNITY FIRST AID

  • Scene Survey and Management - Rescuer, Bystander and Patient Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment / Review of Mouth-to-Mask Devices
  • Activating Emergency Services / Site-based & Responder-based Review
  • Providing Appropriate Information to EMS
  • Airway Management - Including Suspected Spinal Damage
  • Patient Assessment - Life-threatening Conditions / Severe Bleeding Control
  • S.A.M.P.L.E. History / Physical Exam Review
  • Signs & Symptoms - Heart Attack & Stroke / Cincinnati Stroke Scale
  • First Aid for Blocked Airway - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Stopping CPR / Pennsylvania Good Samaritan Law
  • Patient Transfer / Interacting with EMS
  • Introduction to the AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

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WILDERNESS FIRST AID (Available Spring / 2011)

Everyone should be prepared for injuries and medical emergencies especially in situations in which medical care is not readily available. The Wilderness Medical Society defines "wilderness" as being more than one hour away from definitive medical care. This course will provide participants with a distinctive learning experience as they discover the various ways to Signal for Help, Evacuate the Scene, Prepare a Basic Survival Kit, Conduct a Scene Survey and Victim Assessment and Manage Injuries and Sudden Illnesses. In addition, the course will discuss Animal Attacks, Marine Animal Injuries and more.

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10 & 30 HOUR OSHA TRAINING

  • OSHA Act / History
  • Walking & Working Surfaces
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans
  • Fire Prevention Plans
  • Electrical Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Communication
  • Machine Guarding
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Ergonomics
  • Bloodborne Pathogens 29 CFR 1910-1030
  • Respiratory Protections
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Cranes and Hoists
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • Chemical Specific Standards
  • Recordkeeping, 29 CFR 1904
  • Safety & Health Programs

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SAFETY TOPICS UPON REQUEST

Personalized - interactive safety presentations on topics of your choice can be prepared to address the needs of routine training, safety meetings, employee gatherings or 'safety-days' activities.

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