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Course Description

This course is designed for those individuals who live or work in areas where the availability of emergency medical services may be delayed and for those trying to meet Government regulations. First aid training is a great skill set that can be applied in various situations – at work and at home.

Saga’s Basic First Aid course follows the new CSA standards Z1210-17 and the “Alberta Plus” standards. This course includes level C CPR (Adult, child & Infant)

Course Contents

Principles of Workplace First Aid – Role and Responsibilities of Workplace First Aider, Administration of Medication, Workplace First Aid Kit and Equipment, Principles of Effective Communication, Workplace First Aider Safety and Personal Protection, Occupational Health and Safety

Management of Injured / ill Workers – Scene Management, Primary Survey, Secondary Survey, Ongoing Assessments

Airway Management – Basic Airway Management

Breathing Management  – Respiratory System, Management of Respiratory Emergencies

Circulation Management – Circulatory System, Management of Cardiovascular Emergencies, Nervous System, Management of Shock, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Injury Management – Internal and External Hemorrhage, Ears, Eyes and Nose Injuries, Burn Management, Management of Musculoskeletal System Injuries

Medical Emergencies – Poison Management, Anaphylaxis, Diabetic Emergencies, Seizures, Stroke, Mental Health Emergencies, Environmental Injury and illness

Transportation Management – Transportation, Multiple Injured/ ill Worker Incidents and Transportation

Spinal and Neurological Emergencies Management – Spinal and Neurological Emergencies

Course Completion

For your First-Aid certificate to be recognized by the Government of Alberta, you must successfully complete the online theory, and a 7.5 hour skill session (additional costs will apply) at one of our Training Partners that provide the skills for First-Aid.

Upon successful completion of this course (with a passing mark of 70%) and the skills assessment, a unique certificate, valid for three years, will be provided.