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basic first aid

 

Emergency First Aid

 

standard first aid

Basic First Aid features the first aid content distributed across the Rookie, Ranger, and Star awards in the Canadian Swim Patrol program. Basic First Aid (3-4 hr.) includes how to contact emergency medical services, rescue breathing, how to treat choking and minor injuries.
Prerequisite: None.
Evaluation & certification: Current Emergency First Aid Instructors or Standard First Aid Instructors evaluate and certify candidates.
Candidate recognition: Certification card.

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.

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification.

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 Standard First Aid Instructors evaluate most items, but only current Standard First Aid Examiners may certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 36 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

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

 

Recertification: To renew SFA certifications, award holders must repeat the full SFA Course. 

Holders of Standard First Aid certificates from other agencies may not recertify their certificate on a Lifesaving Society recertification course. They may recertify only with the original certifying agency.