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NON-URBAN OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID 3 (NUOFA 3)

The Non-Urban Occupational First Aid 3 (NUOFA 3) is a multi-level government accredited training program that meets the criteria as a 110 hour training standard.  The program curriculum is a synthesis of the baseline knowledge and skills development objectives contained in the Non-Urban Emergency Care 3 (PEAK) and Occupational First Aid Level-3 (WorkSafe BC) courses and is based in part on the Outdoor Emergency Care 5th textbook (Pearson Education) and elements of PEAK's Advanced Protocol Training Program.

The NUOFA 3 is a training program developed by PEAK and designed for professional (paid and volunteer) non-urban responders such as ski/bike patrollers, search & rescue technicians and guides who are tasked with providing advanced emergency medical care to clients and workers.  

Specific NUOFA 3 program modules address the injuries and illnesses that non-urban responders are likely to encounter, conditions that are typically not addressed - or lack the necessary depth - in other first aid training programs.  Some specific training subjects included in the program are: high-altitude and cold/heat related illnesses, disabled skier related injuries, paediatric emergencies, medical emergencies, treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, specific snow-sport injuries, behavioural emergencies, remote area extrications and evacuations, non-urban cardiac arrest management, and the use of the specialized equipment needed for emergency care and transportation in remote environments.

NUOFA 3 program certification is recognized by regulatory authorities throughout Canada at the 'Advanced First Aid Training Level' standard.  These include (but not limited to) the BC Provincial Emergency Program, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (in-part), the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Canadian Ski Guides Association and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and many others.  As well, many BC mountain resorts and/or search & rescue teams have adopted the NUOFA and NUEC training programs as their preferred first aid qualification for their membership. 

NUOFA 3 Review & Evaluation Course

CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE - NUOFA 3 Providers are required to attend, every calendar year, an Annual Skills Update (ASU) course and in addition are required by WorkSafe BC to successfully complete an NUOFA 3 Review & Evaluation Course every 3 years.  

 LENGTH 2 Days
   
 COST $235 (tax exempt)
   
 PRE-REQUISITES
1.  NUEC 3 or NUOFA 3 certification
2.  CPR certification within 6 months of course start date
   
 CERTIFICATIONS
 RECEIVED



- Non-Urban Occupational First Aid 3 (NUOFA 3)
- Non-Urban Emergency Care 3 (NUEC 3)
- Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA L-3)
- Non-Urban Cardiac Arrest Management (NUCAM)
- CPR for Professional Rescuers (HCP)

 

NUOFA 3 Full Course

CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE - NUOFA 3 Providers are required to attend, every calendar year, an Annual Skills Update (ASU) course and in addition are required by WorkSafe BC to successfully complete an NUOFA 3 Review & Evaluation Course every 3 years.  

 LENGTH 10 Days (student & site-dependent)
   
 COST $895 (tax exempt)
   
 PRE-REQUISITES 1.  Minimum 19 years of age
2.  Speak & write English fluently
3.  Pre-read: 30 hours 
(student dependent)
4.  Physically & mentally fit; self-declaration of medical fitness is required
5.  Standard First Aid certification within 1 year (**applies to Alberta courses only)
   
 CERTIFICATIONS
 RECEIVED
- Non-Urban Occupational First Aid 3 (NUOFA 3)
- Non-Urban Emergency Care 3 (NUEC 3)
- Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA L-3)
- Non-Urban Cardiac Arrest Management (NUCAM)
- CPR Level 'HCP'

 


NUOFA 3 Bridging Course

Student candidates for the PEAK NUOFA 3 program may already possess certification in other first aid and medical training programs. For those candidates with demonstrated proof of certifications(s), PEAK has developed a specialized training program: the NUOFA 3 Bridging Course. The NUOFA 3 Bridging Course has been designed to adapt and upgrade a candidate's previous skills and knowledge base to manage the emergency medical care problems encountered in the non-urban environment.

Prospective NUOFA 3 Bridging Course candidates must complete a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) application to determine eligibility for admission to the NUOFA 3 Bridging Course; click here to complete the on-line PLAR.

CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE - NUOFA 3 Providers are required to attend, every calendar year, an Annual Skills Update (ASU) course and in addition are required by WorkSafe BC to successfully complete an NUOFA 3 Review & Evaluation Course every 3 years.  

 LENGTH 5 Days (student & site-dependent)
   
 COST $595 (tax exempt)
   
 PRE-REQUISITES 1.  Minimum 19 years of age
2.  Speak & write English fluently
3.  Pre-read: 30 hours 
(student dependent)
4.  Current certification in one of the following (min. 70 hour training standard):                                     NUEC 3, NUOFA 3, NUOFA 2, OFA-L3, EMR, PCP, CSP, AWFA, OEC
5.  Student Candidates must complete a Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)             application to ensure that they meet the program's requirements.
6.  Physically & mentally fit; self-declaration of medical fitness is required
   
 CERTIFICATIONS 
 RECEIVED
- Non-Urban Occupational First Aid (NUOFA 3)
- Non-Urban Emergency Care 3 (NUEC 3)
- Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA L-3)
- Non-Urban Cardiac Arrest Management (NUCAM)
- CPR Level 'HCP'