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Standard First Aid Course


Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid is a 16 hour course that can be taught over 2 full classroom days, or via a blended leaning model where participants complete 8 hours of online learning followed by 8 hours of classroom instruction.

Group and private courses can be scheduled flexibly to meet the needs of the client.

What will I learn about?

  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to respond (Good Samaritan Act, prevention of disease transmission, first aid kits)
  • The EMS system
  • Patient assessment (check, call, care)
  • Managing airway emergencies (choking in babies, children, adults)
  • Managing breathing emergencies (asthma, anaphylaxis, hyperventilation, opioid overdose, respiratory distress, respiratory arrest)
  • Managing circulation emergencies (angina, heart attack, stroke, deadly bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest)
  • Cardiac arrest management – CPR & AED (baby, child, adult)
  • Caring for head & spine injuries
  • Caring for fractures & sprains
  • Providing wound care
  • Caring for sudden medical emergencies (fainting, diabetes, seizures, childbirth)
  • Caring for environmental emergencies
  • Caring or victims of poisoning

CPR-C is included in this course, providing certification in CPR & AED skills for babies, children, and adults. A complete description of course content is listed to the right.

All of our First Aid, CPR and AED courses follow the latest standards put out by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), the Canadian Red Cross, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC).

Who is Standard First Aid appropriate for?

  • People with general interest in first aidgirlBandagingArm
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • People applying for the RCMP
  • People applying for nursing programs
  • People applying for dental programs
  • People applying for federal corrections
  • Coaches
  • Scout and guide leaders

What do I need to do to pass?

Successful completion of the Standard First Aid course is based on 100% attendance, ongoing skills evaluation throughout the course, and a 75% or better mark on a knowledge examination.

How much does the course cost?

The Standard First Aid course costs $160 per participant, which includes all taxes and a full colour manual (digital).

How long is the certificate good for?

Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid certification is valid for 3 years.

How do I register for a Standard First Aid Course?

Our Standard First Aid courses are currently offered on a group course basis only, and are available throughout the Greater Vancouver area (Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley, Cloverdale, Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver) and the Fraser Valley (Mission, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack).  A minimum billing of 10 participants will apply to group courses.

To book a Standard First Aid course please CONTACT US.