First Aid Description

WORKPLACE & PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Standard First Aid CPR AED Level C

Approximate Course Length: 16 hours

Certification valid for: 3 years*

The Standard First Aid CPR AED Level C course is a comprehensive, two-day program designed to meet the needs of the workplace. This course covers key areas required by workplace regulators in most provinces, including:

  • 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,
  • and more…

*Annual CPR Renewal is recommended, as the CPR certification is registered with the Foundation for 1 year.

For employees that perform healthcare functions or are regulated healthcare professionals our Standard First Aid BLS Provider course is preferred.

Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C Renewal

Approximate Course Length: 8 hours

Certification valid for: 3 years

This comprehensive one-day course summarizes proven methods for providing standard first aid to injured or ill persons. Through instruction, demonstration, and practice, participants will learn how to determine the severity of a patient’s condition and practice safe intervention when providing them with emergency support.

Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene Management
  • Shock, Fainting, and Unconsciousness
  • Head, Spine, and Pelvic Injuries
  • Severe Bleeding and Wounds
  • Adult/Child/Infant Resuscitation
  • Medical Conditions (including Asthma, Allergies, Diabetic Emergencies, Seizures, and Poisoning)
  • Burns

Successful completion of the course enables participants to receive an Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C Renewal Completion Card

For participants who possess a valid (but expiring) Heart & Stroke Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C card.

Note: Annual CPR Renewal is recommended, as the CPR certification is registered with the Foundation for 1 year.

Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C

Approximate Course Length: 8 hours

Certification valid for: 3 years

This comprehensive one-day course summarizes proven methods for providing basic, urgent assistance to injured or ill persons. Through instruction, demonstration, and practice, participants will learn how to determine the severity of a patient’s condition and practice safe intervention when providing them with emergency support.

Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene Management
  • Shock, Fainting, and Unconsciousness
  • Head, Spine, and Pelvic Injuries
  • Severe Bleeding and Wounds
  • Adult/Child/Infant Resuscitation
  • Medical Conditions (including Asthma, Allergies, Diabetic Emergencies, Seizures, and Poisoning)
  • Burns

Successful completion of the course enables participants to receive an Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C Completion Card

For lay rescuers or employees that are only required to receive of 8 hours or less of emergency or basic first aid instruction/practice as stipulated by provincial or federal health & safety regulations.

Note: Annual CPR Renewal is recommended, as the CPR certification is registered with the Foundation for 1 year.

Standard First Aid BLS Provider

Approximate Course Length: 18 hours

Certification Length: 3 years

The Standard First Aid BLS Provider course encompasses the full content of the Standard First Aid course and the additional course content of Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course. The addition of our BLS Provider course ensures that healthcare professionals and providers of varying disciplines know how to recognize, and stabilize ill or injured persons with a number of life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS

First Aid Instructor

The First Aid Instructor Course is a two-day program comprised of two modules: the Core Training Program (Core); and the specific First Aid module. The Core Program covers general information pertaining to Heart and Stroke Foundation and the adult education principles fundamental to HSF courses. The Instructor-Candidate will be introduced to HSF policies, procedures and administrative requirements for delivering HSF courses, including use of the Resuscitation portal as part of pre-course preparation and post-course completion. The specific First Aid module introduces the Instructor-candidate to the educational materials and syllabus utilized in the delivery of the HSF Standard First Aid courses.

Mandated Instructor-candidate Materials:

  • Heart & Stroke First Aid - 2015 Guidelines - Reference Manual (RE2101E)
  • Heart & Stroke First Aid - 2015 Guidelines - Instructor Manual (RE2001E)

Prerequisites

All First Aid Instructor-Candidates must have a current Heart and Stroke Foundation Standard First Aid card.

First Aid Instructor Renewal

To maintain registration with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a First Aid Instructor Renewal course is required every three years. Completion ensures that the First Aid Instructor receives current curriculum and guidelines, and is re-evaluated in their skills. The First Aid Instructor Renewal course builds upon the educational learning gained within the original instructor course.

Mandated Instructor-candidate Materials (if not already acquired):

  • Heart & Stroke First Aid - 2015 Guidelines - Reference Manual (RE2101E)
  • Heart & Stroke First Aid - 2015 Guidelines - Instructor Manual (RE2001E)

First Aid Instructor Guideline Update

The Guideline Update is a course that all active, registered HSF instructors and Instructor-Candidates (BLS, First Aid, ACLS, and PALS) are required to attend when the Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care change (approximately every 5 years). The course introduces instructors to changes to the guidelines and the rationale for those changes, the revised educational delivery techniques and materials, and the syllabus utilized in courses offered by HSF.

Mandated Student Materials:

As determined by HSF during the Guidelines change process

First Aid Instructor Trainer

The First Aid Instructor Trainer course is designed to enable existing HSF Instructors to teach HSF instructor level courses. Instructor trainers are integral in maintaining the high teaching standards set by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Mandated IT-candidate Materials:

  • Heart & Stroke First Aid - 2015 Guidelines - Reference Manual (RE2101E)
  • Heart & Stroke First Aid - 2015 Guidelines - Instructor Manual (RE2001E)
  • HSF First Aid Instructor Training Module (RE2200E) - HSF Core Training Program (RE9500E)