This sixteen (16) hour Red Cross Standard First Aid program consists of classroom, and practical exercises, with an emphasis on current emergency management standards and practical components. The student will learn proper emergency care according to the Canadian Red Cross. This program provides the student with the foundation skills to confidently and efficiently use their first aid skills in an emergency situation. Special attention will be given to personal safety precautions and techniques. Upon successful completion the student will be issued a Canadian Red Cross certificate and wallet card valid for three (3) years.
Re-certification timeframes may be less than three (3) years if required by the employer. Yearly re-certification for cardio pulmonary resuscitation is recommended.
This course covers the following topics:
- Emergency scene management.
- Head and spinal injuries.
- Severe bleeds.
- Upper and lower limb fracture management.
- Eye injury management.
- Burn management.
- Infant/Child/Adult choking emergencies.
- Artificial respiration.
- Infant/Child/Adult cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
- Secondary surveys.
- Fainting and unconsciousness.
- Medical emergencies.
- Environmental illness and emergencies.
Students will be issued a Canadian Red Cross certificate and wallet card upon successful completion of the demonstrated practical skills. Full attendance is mandatory for completion.