- Standard First Aid & CPR Training


Who Should Attend; Employees who are to be First Aid trained and provide first aid at there workplace. This workshop may also be of benefit to employees who work in small groups or high risk areas, or are in remote locations far from immediate medical aid (e.g., field staff).

Upon successful completion of this two-day workshop, employees will receive a Standard First Aid/Heart Saver CPR Certificate, which is valid for 3 years. Employees may renew this certificate once by attending a one-day Standard First Aid Re-certification course. The workshops consist of a minimum of 13 hours of instruction time for up to 25 participants, including testing (written and practical test).  

First Aid Training Program design
This first aid training course is flexible and versatile in adapting to the needs of participants.  Scenarios are utilized to be consistent with the work environments of participants (ie. office workers inner city vs field workers in Algonquin Park).  The delivery is lively and fun, in a non-threatening environment and participants are evaluated and assisted throughout to minimize the anxiety associated with practical examination.  Humour is used generously to maintain a relaxed atmosphere, and participants are encouraged to share their experiences.  Each segment is delivered in a step-by-step logical fashion; theory, demonstration, and practice.  The application of adult learning principles results in a highly interactive atmosphere.  All of the essentials are covered from recognizing, assessing and controlling hazards to the application of life saving techniques.  

The focus on learning is to consolidate a group of skills that can be applied in any emergency situation.  This consolidation allows participants to be confident in the application of their skills and remain calm in highly charged situations; in the office, in the field, or in a restaurant with their families.  Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and the group is briefed on the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

Workshop Format

  1. On-site education
  2. Small and large group discussions 
  3. Case studies
  4. Practical application of skills by working in pairs and with manikins
  5. Stress free testing format in a relaxed atmosphere - written and practical

Duration: 2 days

Course objectives 

  • Recognizing a medical emergency
  • Making the decision to help
  • Identifying hazards and ensuring personal safety
  • Activating the emergency medical service (EMS) system
  • Providing supportive basic first aid care

What You Will Learn

The workshop includes compulsory modules, which cover the following topics:

  • Emergency Scene Management 
  • Shock 
  • Unconsciousness 
  • Artificial Respiration 
  • Adult Choking 
  • Severe Bleeding, and 
  • One Rescuer CPR
  • Safety & Accident Prevention 
  • Wounds & Bleeding 
  • Heart Attack & Stroke 
  • Head & Spinal Injuries 
  • Heat & Cold Injuries 
  • Burns 
  • Fracture Management 
  • Abdominal Injuries 
  • Diabetic Emergencies 
  • Poisoning 
  • Communicable Diseases 
  • Allergic Reactions 
  • Seizures 
  • First Aid Kits

The Instructor will also cover learning objectives identified by the participants from a list of elective modules. Suggested topics included: Fractures, Multiple Injuries (e.g., chest, hand, head and spinal, joint, eye, abdominal, crush, etc.,) Burns, Poisoning, Heart Attack and Stroke, Medical Conditions (e.g., Diabetes, Epilepsy, Convulsions and Allergies), Environmental Illnesses and Injuries.

The selection of Elective Modules for dedicated training (e.g., specific to the individual ministry needs) will be determined in advance of the course delivery.

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