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Course Description

A comprehensive course offering advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those typically designated as a workplace first aid attendant. Course covers a variety of topics from basic (circulation and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission) to advanced (sudden medical emergencies and injuries to the head and/or spine), including instruction dedicated to understanding workplace legislation and responsibilities. 

 

Duration 

80 hours 

 

Instructor

Red Cross Advanced Emergency Care Instructor Stacey Thrun

 

Prerequisites 

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C (Only up to a year old)

 

Completion Requirements

100% attendance, skill demonstration, 2 evaluated scenarios, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam 

 

Certification 

3-year certification in Advanced First Aid, CPR Level HCP, and AED

 

Recertification 

40 hours; includes CPR Level HCP 

 

Course Content

Part 1 – Preparing to Respond 

> The responder
> The emergency scene
> Preventing disease transmission 

 

Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care 

> Anatomy and physiology 

> Assessment
> Respiratory emergencies 

> Airway and ven la on 

> Circulatory emergencies 

> Bleeding
> Shock
> Pharmacology 

 

Part 3 – Traumatic Injuries 

> Soft tissue injuries
> Musculoskeletal injuries
> Head and spine injuries
> Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

 

Part 4 – Medical Emergencies 

> Sudden illnesses
> Poisoning
> Heat- and cold- related emergencies 

 

Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations 

> Special populations & crisis intervention 

> Childbirth
> Reaching and moving people
> Multiple casualty incidents 

> Transportation 

> Workplace 

 

Includes CPR HCP 

Includes any other content required by specific legislation 

 

Participant Materials

Red Cross Emergency Care text
Red Cross Emergency Care Workbook 

Certification card and optional wall certificate 

 

ALBERTA RESIDENTS

Alberta OHS requires specific knowledge on certain policies for anyone taking first aid courses. These policies will be reviewed in class and a short multiple choice exam must be completed. 

 

ADVANCED FIRST AID