SFA: Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED
In our Standard First Aid courses participants will use hands-on training and practice to learn the first aid skills necessary to respond with confidence in an emergency. This comprehensive Vancouver Standard First Aid course is a two day course and covers all the information in the Emergency First aid program and more! This class provides participants with the training they need to deal with:
- Patient assessment
- Heart Attack and Angina
- Stroke and TIA
- Major Bleeding
- Minor Tissue Injuries and Burns
- Respiratory Emergencies: asthma, aspiration, hyperventilation and anaphylaxis
- Head and spinal injuries, facial injuries, bone and joint injuries, heat and cold related illness, diabetic emergencies, poisoning, seizures and more.
- New 2010 CPR guidelines
- Basic AED training (for full AED certification please see Automated External Defibrillator courses)
The Standard First Aid course will fill the prerequisite requirement for First Aid certification for lifeguard training (National Lifeguard Service, NLS) along with with Bronze Cross and Medallion. Standard First Aid is also taken by Human Kinetics students, camp leaders, Nursing students and teachers. Finally, this course would fulfill any requirement for Emergency First Aid, as all the same information and more is evaluated in our Standard First Aid courses.
Nursing Students: We can easily add CPR-HCP to any Vancouver Standard First Aid course. Just pick either an SFA full course or recertification option AND an HCP full course or recertification option, or contact us about how they can be done on the same day.
Full Course Cost: $155, Length: 16 hours
Recertification Cost: $75, Length: 8 hours
Course times are approximate but we do what we can to work efficiently through the material. Payment is non-refundable so that we can plan for instructors, equipment and space for your class.
Location: Scroll down to see available course dates at our East Vancouver home office, at the Richmond Olympic Oval and dates in Burnaby whenever possible. See our locations page for maps & directions »
Certifications will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue although many people who require certification will be required to recertify before the official expiration date for insurance or for school or work requirements. CPR recertification is recommended annually by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Students attending a Standard First Aid Vancouver recertification course will be asked to show valid proof of certification an SFA from an authorized provider.