First Aid

Standard First Aid courses are outlined in the SFA Course Description. Participation in these courses is determined by the needs and interests of each SFA provider.

Interested groups may include:

General Public: Those who do not have a duty to respond to medical emergencies as professional healthcare providers or first responders. Examples include family members, co-workers, students and educators and those with a general interest in learning what to do in case of a medical emergency.
First Responders: Those who, as part of their jobs as professional or volunteer first responders, have a duty to attend medical emergencies in a pre-hospital environment. Examples include first responders whose activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) (police officers, firefighters, flight attendants, security personnel, lifeguards, search-and-rescue technicians and ski patrollers), child-care workers and caregivers, designated and trained first aid personnel in the workplace and students/educators in first responder education.
Healthcare Providers (HCP): Those who, as part of their job description as healthcare providers, have a duty to respond to medical emergencies as a first response. Examples include healthcare professionals (i.e., Allied Health, Massage Therapists, and Chiropractors), physiotherapists and occupational therapists, dentists and dental hygienists, and student/educators in health profession education programs.