Standard First Aid training is designed for the person who is often first at the scene of an accident or a medical illness. Within a business, generally a first response team or health and safety trained committee member will attend a workplace emergency. However, all employees would benefit by having first aid training.

This program is normally provided in two days of classroom training with instruction time of 13 hours, including testing (written and practical) of learners.

Emphasis is placed on personal protection and safety precautions, activating the EMS system, providing immediate care for life-threatening injuries or illness, controlling the scene, and preparing for the arrival of the ambulance.

In addition to the compulsory modules, elective modules are required:

  • Fractures
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Joint Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Hand Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Multiple Injury Management
  • Pelvic, Abdominal and Crush Injuries
  • Burns
  • Poisoning
  • Medical Conditions (Diabetes, Epilepsy, Convulsions and Allergies)
  • Environmental Illnesses and Injuries
  • AED (Additional instruction time must be added to the course to accommodate this component; a separate certification card must be issued)

In order to renew a Standard First Aid Certificate, the learner, on a one-time basis only, may have the certificate renewed by completing a one-day Standard First Aid Renewal course with the original provider. The learner may attend this course as long as the Standard First Aid Certificate has not expired.

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