First Aid is the immediate care given to an injured or suddenly ill person. Your training will include proper first aid skills to aid an injured person until higher trained help arrives. Depending on the situation you can save a life, help shorten rehabilitation time, and actually help prevent permanent disability by simply providing the basic first aid skills and being able to recognize an emergency situation.
Alberta Human Resources, Workplace Health & Safety sets the provincial criteria for approved programmes. We have been approved for emergency, standard, and advanced first aid since 1988.
We offer three levels of First Aid Programming: Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, and Advanced First Aid.
Emergency First Aid
An eight-hour introductory programme covering basic first aid procedures.
In this programme you will cover the following:
- Bandaging / Wound Care
- Severe bleeding & Tourniquet Application
- Legal Implications
- Shock, unresponsiveness, fainting
- Bleeding control
- Spinal / head injuries
- Cardiovascular emergencies
- Basic knowledge of the respiratory system
- Artificial respiration
- Breathing emergencies
- Barrier devices
- Recovery position
- AED instruction
- The Heartsaver – Level ‘B’ CPR is included with this programme. This can be upgraded to a level ‘C’ for a nominal charge.
Cost: EFA with Level ‘B’: $100.00 plus GST (8 person minimum charge for private groups)
Standard First Aid
In addition to what is covered in the Emergency First-Aid programme, this sixteen-hour programme offers additional training on fractures and medical emergencies such as epilepsy and diabetes.
You will also cover the following:
- Sudden illnesses
- Heat-cold related emergencies
- Bites and Stings
- AED instruction
- The Basic Rescuer – Level ‘C’ CPR is included with this programme.
Cost: SFA with level ‘C’ CPR: $175.00 plus GST (8 person minimum charge for private groups)
* Please call the main office to register.
ADVANCED FIRST AID (AFA)
This programme is the highest level of First Aid in the Province of Alberta. It is geared towards those who are currently involved in industry as “First Aid Attendants. It is the programme of choice for those working in Alberta Business and Industry, in accordance with Provincial Workplace Health and Safety Legislation. This programme includes classroom, skills stations, and simulations of medical and traumatic emergencies.
Our course meets the requirements for hiring with the City of Edmonton Fire Department.
A full-time programme of 80-90 hours is available to accommodate your schedule.
Prerequisites: Standard First Aid and CPR preferred but not mandatory
Tuition Cost: $1500.00 (plus GST) (8 person minimum charge for private groups)
Resources: We have two core textbooks for our programme.
Certification is valid for three years from the date of graduation for successful candidates. Four-year certification for the PHTLS Certificate Course included.
AED/Healthcare Provider CPR & 02 Therapy certificates. Our course also includes the PHTLS (Trauma) Certificate course offered by the NAEMT. These additional certificate courses enhance the learning opportunities and stimulate critical thinking, and basic clinical-decision making. They are also the most current source for Evidence-based medicine and treatment guidelines, to enhance the education and training of our students and alumni.
A two-week full-time Advanced First Aid Programme
Upcoming Classes: Please contact us
Our location is in Edmonton. Class sizes are limited. and held at West Edmonton Mall training center 2-3 times per year.
Please contact us for dates and details
Please contact us for details.