Our Policies & Safety Protocols

Intermediate First Aid (Standard FIRST Aid)

The Intermediate First Aid course meets the requirement of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and CSA Standards. Intermediate First Aid includes CPR-C/AED certification. Intermediate First Aid incorporates all of Basic 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.

Length of the Course

The Intermediate First Aid Course is 13 hours long (not including breaks).

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What You Will Learn

Course content for this course includes:

  • 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
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  • 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

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. Register for an open course or contact us below.

Please contact us below if your needs are not quite met with our open course offerings.

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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.