Emergency First Aid (EFA) Course
Course Description: Gain valuable knowledge and skills in this one day Emergency First Aid course which covers topics essential to improve lifesaving skills including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED). This course meets Workplace Safety Insurance Board legislation.
Intended Audience: Everyone over the age of 13 that is looking for basic lifesaving and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home.
Course Prerequisites: None
Emergency First Aid (EFA) Course Overview
- The Red Cross
- Preparing to respond
- The EMS system
- Check, Call, Care
- Airway emergencies
- Breathing and Circulation emergencies
- First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Wound care
- Includes any other content required by specific legislation
5.5-7.5 hours in-class (1 day in-class); includes CPR Level A, Level C and AED
3-year certification in Emergency First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED.
NOTE: All our courses come with CPR LEVEL C at NO EXTRA COST
What is the Difference Between CPR Level A and CPR Level C?
CPR Level A is typically mandatory in the workplace to comply with health and safety regulations. It focuses on CPR techniques, handling choking incidents, and addressing circulatory emergencies specific to adults. The training duration is relatively short, typically taking only a few hours to complete. For CPR procedures, individuals aged 8 years and older are considered adults. This certification also incorporates instruction on the proper usage of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
CPR Level C is typically necessary for early childhood educators, security guards, and individuals who do not work in the healthcare field. This level of CPR training encompasses all the skills required for CPR, addressing choking incidents, and handling circulatory emergencies in adults (similar to CPR Level A). However, it goes a step further by also including techniques specific to children and infants. CPR Level C also provides training in two-rescuer CPR and instructs individuals on the proper usage of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The following materials are included with the course Emergency First Aid training course:
- First Aid & CPR (eBook)
- Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
(Hard copy can be purchased, but it is not included in the course)
It is advised that you read the textbook, in its entirety, prior to the course.
First Aid recertification (participant levels)
Certifications that expire between March 1, 2020, and March 1, 2021, could attend a recertification course until March 31, 2021. This extended window allows those with expired certifications the opportunity to recertify as facilities reopened and training resumed.
Our Emergency First Aid courses are offered in multiple locations, including Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Pembroke, Arnprior, Kemptville, and Smith Falls. Our certified instructors provide hands-on training to ensure you are prepared to handle emergency situations.
If you have questions about course availability or require more information, don't hesitate to contact us. Our offering addresses a wide range of subjects, from basic first aid and CPR courses to basic life support and advanced resuscitation methods. Our primary focus is to provide exceptional education to medical and dental professionals, as well as individuals seeking to enhance their life-saving skills.
If you are registering more than 1 person, please make sure you are using different emails for each participant
No concerns. Excellent experience. Had no fear of COVID and spacing prior to arrival. If someone did, they would be pleased with layout. Someone was able to answer my calls regarding class choice, even on a weekend. Great having food/drinks in the small kitchen ( some for a small fee). No way to improve. Very professionally done, clean/bright space, and Crystal imparted material very well, was fun and enthusiastic! Thanks!
Eric made the course very engaging and unlike what I thought it would be. We were encouraged to ask questions and to openly answer any questions he posed. He got us all involved with discussion and was very charismatic. Great course. Never thought I’d feel so interested in first aid.