Standard First Aid

Standard First Aid CPR and AED Level C

The Standard First Aid CPR and AED Level C course contains up-to-date content and science from the 2010 Guidelines for First Aid, CPR and ECC. In this course, you will learn the essential skills of patient care to protect and support the life of a suddenly ill or injured person until emergency medical services arrive. Instruction will cover first aid skills such as those that help in the control of bleeding, shock management, stabilizing fractures and dislocations. 
 

Target Group

This course is intended for the general public.
 

Standard First Aid CPR AED Level C Content

Emergency Scene Management
Shock, Fainting and Unconsciousness
Bleeding and Wounds
Asthma and Allergies
Head, Spinal and Pelvic Injuries
Diabetic Emergencies
Seizures
Respiratory and Cardiovascular Emergencies
Burns
Child/Infant CPR and Choking
Secondary Survey
Bone, Joint and Muscle injury
Poisoning
Eye Injuries
Chest injuries
Environmental Illness & Injuries
Lifts and Carries
Multiple Casualty Management
 
Approximate Course Length: 16 Hours
Approximate course length for renewal course: 8 hours
Certification Length: 3 years
 
*Annual CPR Renewal is recommended as the CPR certification is registered with HSF for 1 year.
 

*Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) Standard First Aid Renewal Course

Being introduced in April 2017. Individuals are only able to take a renewal class once every alternating renewal year. Providers must complete the renewal class prior to the expiration of their current HSF provider level Standard First Aid certification. Individuals, who hold a current HSF renewal Standard First Aid certification, are required to take a full HSF Standard First Aid provider course. 
 

Standard First Aid and BLS for Healthcare Provider (C)

The Standard First Aid BLS for Healthcare Provider course encompasses the full content of the Standard First Aid course and the additional course content of the HSF Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider program. The addition of the BLS for Healthcare provider class is designed to teach a variety of healthcare professionals how to recognize a number of life-threatening emergencies, how to provide CPR, how to use an AED and how to relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
 

Target Group

This course is for healthcare professionals who must know how to perform First Aid and CPR, in a range of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
 

Standard First Aid BLS for Healthcare Provider Course Content

Emergency Scene Management
Shock, Fainting and Unconsciousness
Bleeding and Wounds
Asthma and Allergies
Head, Spinal and Pelvic Injuries
Diabetic Emergencies
Seizures
Respiratory and Cardiovascular Emergencies
Burns
Child/Infant CPR and Choking
Secondary Survey
Bone, Joint and Muscle injury
Poisoning
Eye Injuries
Chest injuries
Environmental Illness & Injuries
Lifts and Carries
Multiple Casualty Management
 

Additional BLS for Healthcare Provider Content

Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 Guidelines for CPR and ECC
Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
The Chain of Survival™
One-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
Two-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
CPR with an advanced airway
 
Approximate Course Length: 18 hours 
Approximate course length for renewal course: 10 hours
Certification Length: 3 years
 
Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Healthcare Provider course completion card.
 
*Annual (Re-) Certification is required to maintain active BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) status as this certification is registered with HSF for 1 year.
 

*Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) Standard First Aid Renewal Course

Being introduced in April 2017. Individuals are only able to take a renewal class once every alternating renewal year. Providers must complete the renewal class prior to the expiration of their current HSF provider level Standard First Aid certification. Individuals, who hold a current HSF renewal Standard First Aid certification, are required to take a full HSF Standard First Aid provider course.