Standard First Aid is the most commonly required training course in the workplace. In addition to CPR, this course offers valuable information and skills to a first aider so that you will be effective until EMS arrives.



Length of Course: 16 Hours (2 Days)



  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Approved by Occupational Health and Safety
  • Valid 3 Years
  • Recertification course available (1 Day Only - See Recertification Section)


Course Outline

  • Legal Requirements and Responsibilities in the Workplace for Albertans
  • The Need for and Importance of CPR
  • Primary Assessment
  • CPR for Adult, Child and Infant (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)
  • AED Training
  • Partial and Complete Airway Obstructions for Adult, Child and Infant
  • Special Considerations when doing CPR
  • Basic Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
  • Basic Structure and Function of the Circulatory System
  • Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Signs and Symptoms and First Aid for Angina / Heart Attack and TIA / Stroke
  • Severe External Bleeding, Amputations and Care for Amputated Tissue
  • Internal Bleeding / Shock
  • Unconsciousness / Fainting
  • Recovery Position
  • Closed and Open Wounds
  • Scalp, Ear, Eye, Mouth and Nose Injuries
  • Thermal Injuries (Burns)
  • Chemical and Electrical Injuries (Burns)
  • Drowning, Hyperventilation, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Inhalation, and Chest Injuries
  • Principles of the Secondary Assessment
  • Head / Spine and Pelvic Injuries
  • Poisons, bites, Stings
  • Cold Emergencies
  • Heat Emergencies
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Seizures
  • Emergency Child Birth
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • First Aid Kits

Standard First Aid

  • You may recertify your Standard First Aid if you meet the following criteria: 

    • Posess a valid Red Cross (not expired) standard first aid certification
    • Will be taking the course before the expiry of your current certification.

    If eligible, you may choose the option to "Recertify" rather than retake the full course. The recertification course contains a review of the second day of the first aid course only (1 day course instead of 2).