Post Number: 641
|Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 08:50 pm: ||
This is your invitation to compete in the most exciting and dynamic Ontario Open First Aid Competition ever staged.
Exciting challenges of this yearís competition:
- Multiple Real-life challenges
- Two person teams. Team member substitutions will
- be permitted up to the day of the event.
- The competition is strictly limited to a maximum of 30 of the finest first aid teams from organizations across Ontario.
- Team registration will be on a first come, first serve basis and registrations are limited
- to one team per local organization e.g. one team
- only from a local business or St. John Ambulance
- community services unit.
- Registration form and payment must be received in order to register a team.
- ALL first aid supplies will be provided.
- Teamowned first aid kits/supplies will not be used under this format. Team-owned personal supplies including scissors, gloves, tape, aids and anything other than normal clothing will not be permitted. Cell phones may be carried.
Read on to find out how your first aid team can get involved with this premier competitive health and safety event.
Post Number: 642
|Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 08:59 pm: ||
New Eligibility Requirements
Each team will consist of two members only. (NO SPARES) Teams competing in the Mixed categories must have both a female and male team member.
All participants must be members of the organization they are representing. Substitution must not change the category in which the team is entered (i.e. you must substitute by gender and age category). Substitutions of team members will not be permitted during the actual competition (during the scenarios).
Age Categories for the Open are as follows, as of January 1st in the year of the competition:
- Junior - 14 years of age and under
- Intermediate - 17 years of age and under
- Senior - no age restrictions
2. Each participant must hold a valid First Aid Certificate (St. John Ambulance or equivalent). Type of first aid certificate must appear
on the entry form. e.g. St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid. Each certificate must be valid at the time of the competition.
3. ALL first aid supplies will be provided. Team-owned first aid kits/supplies will not be used under this new format. Team-owned personal supplies including scissors, gloves, tape, aids and anything other than normal clothing will not be permitted. Cell phones may be carried.
4. Teams must check in no later than 9:00 a.m. and attend the team briefing on the day of the competition. Due to the nature of scenarios, teams arriving after 9 a.m. will be disqualified.
5. The Competition is strictly limited to 30 teams due to the design format of the competition.
6. Questions of qualifications of teams will be referred to the Chief Judge.
7. The official reference for scenario judging will be the current edition of the St. John Ambulance First Aid Manual. Any printed supplements in print four months or greater prior to the competition may be used as supplementary reference material.
8. Any member of the team may be designated as a patient in addition to the simulation provided. In this case the other member of the team will be scored on the first aid provided.
Post Number: 643
|Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 09:07 pm: ||
AT THE COMPETITION
The 2007 Ontario Open First Aid Competition is being held at the Milliken Mills High School, 7522 Kennedy Road, Unionville, Ontario on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Your team will arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. and check in. There are briefings for team participants, then the competition begins.
1. Participants will not communicate with any Judge or Casualty Simulator after 9:00 a.m. on the day of the competition except at the designated scenario site. Additionally, once the competition has started, participants will not communicate with anyone outside of scenario teams for the duration of the competition.
2. Participant(s) are judged on the correct assessment and application of first aid to the patients. A time limit is established for each
3. It is the participantís responsibility to speak in an audible voice so the judges are aware of their findings and actions.
4. Participants will not interfere in any way with participants of any other scenario site. The nature of the scenarios may allow for some
limited spectator observation at certain scenario sites.
5. If you complete the scenario before the time has expired, you must inform your judge.
6. Participants will not ask for, or discuss their results and/or actions with the judges following the scenario(s).
7. Teams must attend the briefing on competition day.
8. Judges may ask for clarification if actions are not readily understood.
9. Judges may answer questions asked by team members. However, questions should be confined to signs and symptoms not realistically or accurately simulated.
10. Each team member will be expected to perform an individual scenario and the individual category winners will be determined based on the combined total of both individual scenario scores.
11. The overall competition winner will be based on the combined total of all five (5) scenarios (team and individual).
After the end of the competitions, the scores are tallied, winners announced and awards presented. When one or more teams are entered in a given category, team(s) must obtain a set
minimum marks to qualify for award(s).