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Courses

Emergency First Aid Course

The Emergency First Aid course meets the requirement of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education. Emergency First Aid: Includes CPR-B certification (Adult and child CPR). Emergency First Aid is for people who require a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, CPR, choking, allergies, managing severe bleeding, heart attack and stroke.

The Emergency First Aid course is 6.5 hours long, not including breaks.

Priority First Aid Training delivers the Lifesaving Society’s first aid programing. Course content for this course includes:

  • Injury prevention
  • Legal Implications of First Aid
  • Self Protection
  • Management of Bystanders
  • Anatomy and physiology of ABC priorities
  • Primary Assessment: Unconscious Victim & conscious victim
  • Care of an unconscious victim
  • Obstructed Airway in the adult and child
  • CPR - Adult and child
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Heart Attack, stroke and angina, seizures, drowning and diabetes
  • External bleeding and shock
  • Critical incident stress management

 

Standard First Aid

The Standard first aid course meets the requirement of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education. Standard First Aid includes CPR-C certification. 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 and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies.

The Standard First Aid Course is 16 hours long

(including lunch and breaks) and covers the following content:

  • Goals of First Aid
  • Legal Implications of First Aid
  • Self-Protection
  • Management of Bystanders
  • Anatomy and physiology of ABC priorities
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Primary Assessment: Unconscious Victim & conscious
  • victim
  • Obstructed Airway
  • CPR- Adult, infant & child
  • Heart Attack, stroke and angina
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • External bleeding and shock
  • Care of an unconscious victim
  • Suspected spinal injury
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Bone or joint injuries
  • Abdominal & chest injuries
  • Burns
  • Facial injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Seizures & diabetes
  • Poisoning
  • Critical incident stress management

 

CPR for Healthcare Providers (HCP)

The CPR  for Healthcare Providers (HCP ) course teaches 1- and 2-rescuer adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), choking, automated external defibrillator (AED) training and the use of bag valve mask (BVM). The course is designed for healthcare providers who need a credentialed course.

The CPR for Health Care Provider is approximately 4 hours in duration. The update course takes approximately 2 hours.

 

CPR C

The CPR  “C” course teaches 1- and 2-rescuer adult CPR, child and infant CPR, choking and automated external defibrillator. Signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke and angina are discussed. Students practice on modern ACTAR manikins and have hands on practice with an AED trainer.

The CPR “C” course is approximately 4 hours in duration. The update course takes approximately 2 hours.

 

Refresher/Recertification Courses

First Aid certifications issued by first aid providers in Nova Scotia are generally valid for three years. The Lifesaving Society Emergency First Aid certificate issued by Priority First Aid Training is valid for three years from the date of the course.

Individuals that have completed Emergency and Standard First Aid classes in the past need not take the entire course again.

The goal of Priority First Aid Training when delivering the refresher or recertification course for Emergency and Standard First Aid is to cover all of the material presented in the original course but at a faster pace.

Emergency First Aid Recertifications will usually be completed in approximately three hours. Standard First Aid Recertifications will take approximately 6 to 7 hours.

 

Oxygen Administration

Oxygen Administration provides the knowledge and techniques for the use of oxygen as a supplement in an emergency care situation. In a learn-by-doing approach, the Oxygen Administration course teaches the appropriate use of oxygen equipment in an emergency.

The Oxygen Administration course is approximately 2.5 hours long.

2018 First Aid Affiliate Award

Recipient of the Lifesaving Society 2018 & 2019 First Aid Affiliate Award