Emergency First Aid

Emergency First Aid is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, CPR, choking and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, stroke wounds and burns. Includes CPR-B certification. Recognized by Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.

The first aid program is not restricted to aquatic candidates. You can use the Lifesaving Society's first aid awards to train non-aquatic staff (camp, playground, maintenance, etc.) and the general public.

Prerequisite: None.

Evaluation & certification: Current Emergency First Aid Instructors or Standard First Aid Instructors evaluate and certify Emergency First Aid candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Required reference material: Canadian First Aid Manual or Canadian Lifesaving Manual.

Recertification: Emergency First Aid recertification is the same course.

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First Aid - Choking

at-a-glance

  1. Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the goals of first aid.
  2. Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the legal implications of providing first aid treatment.
  3. Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the principles of universal precautions, including barrier devices, hand washing, and use of gloves.
  4. Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ABC priorities.
  5. Demonstrate primary assessment of a victim including:
    • scene survey
    • level of consciousness
    • airway, breathing, circulation
    • major bleeding
    • mechanism of injury
    Demonstrate secondary assessment of a victim including:
    • vital signs
    • head-to-toe examination
    • history
  6. Demonstrate one-rescuer adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin and how to use an AED.
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  8. Simulate the treatment of:
    • conscious adult, child or infant with an obstructed airway
    • complications: a pregnant woman and person who is obese
  9. Simulate the treatment of an unconscious adult, child or infant with an obstructed airway.
  10. Demonstrate the effective direction of bystanders to activate EMS.
  11. Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering from the following respiratory emergencies:
    • hyperventilation
    • asthma
  12. Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering from:
    1. shock
    2. heart attack or angina
    3. external bleeding
    4. stroke / transient ischemic attack
  13. Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering from:
    1. abdominal injury
    2. burn injury
    3. facial injury
  14. Demonstrate the recognition and care of an unconscious victim.  Victim types should include fainting.