"Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Healthcare Needs” is designed to serve as an enrichment training for Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs). This initiative is specifically intended for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, medical equipment vendors, or other healthcare staff who directly support the safe positioning and transportation needs of children and youth as part of their role.
The two-day training combines classroom lectures and discussions with hands-on exercises including interactions with families. Participants will be introduced to medical conditions that can affect restraint selection and have the opportunity to investigate and install specialized restraint systems. The training includes a written exam and proficiency check-offs that evaluate the student’s ability to assess appropriate restraints and to demonstrate proper selection, use and installation.
Application: There are 15 positions available: 10 are reserved for participants in Atlantic Canada, and 5 for participants from the rest of Canada. We will notify the first round of successful applicants on or before June 25th.
Priority will be given to those who have: - Employment in a hospital, healthcare centre, rehabilitation centre, or other organization as an occupational therapist or physiotherapist, or a medical equipment vendor, who directly supports the safe transportation of children and youth as part of their role.- Current Child Passenger Safety Technician certification* at time of STAC training*If you are not currently certified as a CPST you may apply for STAC training, and include confirmation of registration in a CPSAC CPST training course. Please note there will be availability reserved in the CPST training scheduled for Sept 17-19 that immediately precedes STAC training in Halifax. *CPST Training
*CPST TrainingDates: Halifax - Sept 17-19, 2019 (Tuesday-Thursday)Fee: $80
This course is open exclusively to those who work in support of the safe transportation of children with special healthcare needs in hospitals, health centres, rehabilitation centres, and as medical equipment vendors or manufacturers.