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. 



80 hours 



Red Cross Advanced Emergency Care Instructor Stacey Thrun



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 



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



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 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. 




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