Our Policies & Safety Protocols


The Basic First Aid course meets the requirement of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and CSA Standards. Basic First Aid: Includes CPR-A/AED certification (Adult CPR). Basic First Aid is for people who require awareness, knowledge and skills of first aid. Skills include: emergency treatment of injuries and illness, victim assessment, CPR, choking, allergies, managing severe bleeding, heart attack and stroke. Mental health emergencies are now part of the course.

Length of the Course

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

giving emergency first aid to a construction worker

What You Will Learn

Priority First Aid Training delivers nationally recognized, CSA approved courses in first aid. Course content for this course includes:

  • Injury prevention & Occupational Health and Safety
  • 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
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Heart Attack, stroke and angina, seizures, drowning and opioid emergencies
  • External bleeding and shock
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Mental Health Emergencies

Group Bookings Available.


We have courses all the time; days, evenings, and weekends and will work to place you in one that meets your needs and schedule. Our prices are competitive. We can answer your questions about which course will meet your requirements. Contact us below.

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I highly recommend Priority First Aid organized by Gordon! I hired them for a group training for our staff at a gym facility and they came to us bringing all the supplies. Very professional and accommodating. Most recently I needed to upgrade my qualifications for a new job and we were able to complete it safely via video chat. They were able to fit me in within the week. I couldn't be happier with my experience!


Highly recommended, the instructor was organized, had ample quality training equipment, was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable!


I highly recommend priority first aid! I needed a nationally certified CPR-HCP course for my program asap. The priority first aid website was easy to navigate and Gordon was easy to get a hold of and very accommodating with my busy schedule. Great hands on learning in class and the instructor was very knowledgeable. Overall wonderful experience!


If you need first aid training or recertification go with Gordan and Priority First Aid. Same price, third of the time and super easy to work with. Private classes or small and he comes to you.