If your Standard First Aid certification is not expired you may be eligible to enroll in a 1-day Standard First Aid Re-certification course. Along with CPR, this course offers valuable information and skills so that you can be effective in an emergency situation until EMS arrives.


Length of Course: 9 Hours



  • Current Standard First Aid Certification from an Alberta Occupational Health & Safety recognized training institution
  • Current certification must be submitted to Registrar upon registration


  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Approved by Occupational Health and Safety
  • Valid 3 Years


Course Outline

  • Legal requirements for workplace first aiders Acts and Regulations in Alberta
  • Primary Survey
  • Basic structure and function of the airway / respiratory system
  • Airway emergencies (choking)
  • Special considerations
  • Basic structure and function of the circulatory system
  • Signs & symptoms and first aid for cardiovascular emergencies, angina / heart attack AND TIA / stroke
  • Risk factors of cardiovascular disease
  • CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Recovery position
  • AED (Automated External Defibrillation)
  • Severe external bleeding
  • Amputations and care for amputated tissue
  • Internal bleeding / Shock Unconsciousness / Fainting
  • Principles of secondary assessment using SAMPLE, vital signs & head-to-toe exam
  • Drowning, Hyperventilation, Asthma, Anaphylactic Reaction, Inhalation and Chest Injuries
  • Head, spine and pelvic injuries (including rollovers, immobilization)
  • Closed and open wounds
  • Bleeding from scalp and ears
  • Eye, mouth and nose injuries
  • Thermal injuries (burns)
  • Chemical and electrical injuries
  • Poisons, bites and stings
  • Bone and joint injuries of upper and lower extremities
  • First aid kits – contents incl. barrier devices
  • Cold emergencies (hypothermia, frost nip and frostbite)
  • Heat emergencies
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Seizures (convulsions)
  • Emergency childbirth

Standard First Aid Recertification