Basic Life Support Training (Non-Certification) Registration for March

Detail of Education Session: BLS Basic (non-certification)

This class will introduce new students to Basic Life Support and will serve as a refresher for those already certified in BLS. The class will teach basic first aid, including the use of CPR and AED. We will also learn basic bandaging, identifying and dealing with heat related illness or injury, and how to call for emergency assistance in Japan. Students will be taught rescue priorities, and in small groups will complete a communications exercise involving an emergency scenario.



About the Instructor Jason MacDonald

Jason MacDonald grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, a stone's throw from the shores of the Bras D'or where he spent over 100 days each year exploring the frigid Canadian Atlantic as a child. As a teenager he swam for the Cape Breton Dorados competing in relay and backstroke, and since leaving school has lived and surfed on four continents over the past 25 years.

In 2014 Jason settled in Okinawa and has spent the majority of his days here exploring the ocean environment. He is a PADI certified Public Safety Diver, UCI Divers Underwater Criminal Investigator, AIDA certified free diver, ISLF Surf Lifesaver, PWC Rescue Operator with the Japan Water Patrol, and is currently employed as Ocean Safety Program Manager for the United States Marine Corps at Camp Butler, Okinawa.

In 2020 Jason started the Okinawa Ocean Safety campaign in response to a spike in drownings during the Covid pandemic, collaborating with top water safety experts to develop the Ocean Safety for Okinawan Waters curriculum. 





Date of BLS Class: Tuesday,March 7| 3月7日(火)

Location of BLS Class: L4E48 | Time: 14:00-16:00

※Registration is limited to 12 (Maximum number is 18) people and prioritized for students and staff at OIST. This time ONLY, There has a capacity to join OIST family menbers.Please apply as soon as possible!!



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