Note: Saint John Ambulance has renamed this course from “Standard First Aid” to “Intermediate First Aid” in 2023.
This is a classroom-based 2-day St. John Ambulance-certified course in Intermediate first aid available almost daily at SCS. Level A means you will learn “Level A CPR” which trains you in CPR to do on adults and kids age 8 and up. If you may need to do CPR on younger kids and infants, you need to click back and enroll in Level C (for children).
The course combines theory and hands-on exercises to teach you the skills you need to preserve life and prevent further injury. More than half the class time is for hands-on practice of first aid skills, so you will leave our course able to perform practical first aid in emergency situations. This Intermediate first aid course is suitable for people who can’t rely on ambulance services within 20 minutes of a 911 call, or who may have to transport a casualty to allow for ambulance access.
When someone is injured and in need of first aid, will you know what to do?
Intermediate First Aid Level A (St. John Ambulance certified) will teach you what you need to know. This training will help you learn how to protect your co-workers, your family, and yourself. For workplaces or in the home, your first aid training can benefit everyone in your life.
The course is comprehensive over two days and covers the fundamentals of first aid and more advanced techniques for bodily injury. Course topics include the following:
- Legislation compliance requirements
- Emergency scene management
- Shock/unconsciousness and fainting
- Choking emergencies
- Medical conditions
- Severe bleeding
- Head and spinal injuries
- Bone and joint injuries
- Wound care
- Burn injuries
- Chest injuries
- Eye injuries
- Heat and cold injuries
- CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) “Level A” for adults
- AED (automatic external debrillator) for adults
- Cardiovascular emergencies of the brain
- Secondary survey
Prerequisites and PPE
You don’t need to complete any other courses or have any prior experience to enroll in this course. You also don’t need to bring along any personal protective equipment (PPE).
Note: All courses require you to have government-issued photo ID.