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An interactive basic Red Cross first aid course that covers life-threatening emergencies at home or at work through online and in-person delivery.

Blended Emergency First Aid (CSA Basic) CPR C

Blended Emergency First Aid (CSA Basic) CPR C

An interactive basic Red Cross first aid course that covers life-threatening emergencies at home or at work through online and in-person delivery.

The Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C Blended course is a hands-on basic first aid course that covers lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills through a combination of online self-paced learning and in-class skills with one of our outstanding instructors. You'll learn how to react and respond to life-threatening emergencies including choking, life-threatening bleeding, heart attacks and strokes. This course is also recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 program, and will certify you to be a designated Level 1 First Aid attendant.

At Alert First-Aid, we believe that people learn best if they are taught in a fun, stress-free environment. We set up our courses to include lots of hands-on, scenario-based learning so you'll leave feeling confident and empowered in your new skills.

Full Course Length 4 hours online, 4.5 hours in class View Locations

Course Details

Topics Covered

This course includes:

  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care

FAQs

What does CPR Level C mean?

CPR Level C is the most comprehensive "lay rescuer" CPR, encompassing basic CPR, AED usage, and essential life-saving techniques applicable to adults, children, and infants. If you're not a professional responder or a healthcare professional in a clinical setting, CPR C is typically sufficient to meet employer CPR certification requirements. Alert First Aid offers CPR C and CPR recertification as standalone courses. Moreover, CPR C is an integral component of our primary first-aid courses, including Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, and Marine First Aid. Most individuals acquire their CPR C certification within the context of these broader first aid courses. However, it's essential to note that our Worksafe BC Occupational First Aid courses, specifically tailored for workplace first aid, do not include CPR C. If you're enrolled in one of our Occupational First Aid courses and need CPR C certification, please contact our office to arrange inclusion for a reasonable fee.

What is difference between Emergency first aid course and a Standard First Aid course?

In summary, Emergency First Aid course is a one-day course, while Standard First Aid is a more extensive two-day program. The Emergency First Aid course prioritizes essential skills for addressing severe, life-threatening injuries such as choking, CPR with AED, and controlling severe bleeding. Standard First Aid, encompassing all Emergency First Aid content, delves further into additional knowledge topics not covered in the shorter course. These include Head & Neck Injuries, Poisoning, Environmental Emergencies, and a more detailed exploration of managing minor injuries and wounds. The extended duration also provides more time for hands-on practice, allowing participants to build confidence in applying their first aid skills effectively. Both Standard and Emergency First Aid courses are acknowledged as acceptable equivalents to OFA Level 1. If a job specifically requires Emergency First Aid course, Standard First Aid is considered an acceptable alternative, ensuring flexibility for individuals seeking appropriate certification for various employment requirements.

How long does it take to get CPR and first aid certified?

The duration of our first aid courses varies depending on the specific certification you require. The majority of our first aid courses, all of which include CPR training, can typically be completed in a single day in the classroom. For instance, both Standard First Aid and Marine First Aid certifications are 2-day courses, but they are available in a blended format, allowing one of those days to be completed online. Courses are regularly offered at our Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Duncan locations, providing convenient options for quick certification. If you need a responder-level course for your workplace, OFA Level 2 is a 5-day program, while OFA Level 3 is a more extensive 10-day course spread over two weeks. We strive to offer flexible and accessible training options to meet a variety of scheduling needs.

How long is an emergency first aid certificate valid for?

Emergency First Aid expires after 3 years, so you will need to recertify the Emergency First Aid every 3 years to keep it maintained.

What is Emergency First Aid course with CPR AED C?

The Emergency First Aid course offered by Alert First Aid is a fundamental one-day program dedicated to imparting essential life-saving skills and knowledge. This certification meets the minimum requirement for many employment positions, although some employers may mandate the more extensive 2-day Standard First Aid certification. Notably, WorkSafe BC recognizes the Red Cross Emergency First Aid certificate as equivalent to OFA Level 1. The CPR C component of the course encompasses CPR training for adults, children, and infants, making it the highest level of CPR for lay rescuers. Additionally, all CPR courses, including CPR C, cover the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED), eliminating the need for separate AED training. The course covers crucial topics such as Scene Assessment, Primary Assessment, Clearing an Obstructed Airway, CPR with AED for various age groups, Breathing and Circulation Emergencies, Controlling Severe Bleeds, and Basic Minor Wound Management. This comprehensive training equips participants with the necessary skills to respond effectively to a range of emergencies.

Can I get first aid certified online?

To obtain first aid certification through Alert First Aid, you can take advantage of our blended learning format, which applies to Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, and standalone CPR C courses. This unique approach allows you to complete the theoretical "knowledge lessons" online, significantly reducing the in-classroom time required for these courses by half. However, it's important to note that first aid certification cannot be issued unless at least half of the total course time is spent in the classroom. This ensures that an instructor can guide you through practical skills, evaluate your proficiency, and certify that you can competently perform these critical skills in real-life situations.

Do online first aid courses count?

If you need first aid certification for your workplace or a community role, it's important to note that fully online first aid courses are generally not considered valid for most purposes in BC. At Alert First Aid, we offer legitimate Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, and standalone CPR C courses in a blended format. This means you can complete the essential "knowledge lessons" online, effectively cutting the in-classroom time in half. However, certification cannot be issued unless at least half of the total course duration is spent in the classroom. This requirement ensures that our instructors can guide you through practical skills, assess your proficiency, and certify that you are capable of performing these crucial skills effectively, meeting the standards necessary for workplace and community certifications.

Why Should I take an Emergency First Aid course with Alert First Aid?

Taking a course with Alert First Aid guarantees top-notch training from one of the largest Red Cross Training Partners in BC, with over 25 years of expertise in equipping individuals with life-saving skills. What sets Alert First Aid apart is our unique offering of a diverse range of Canadian Red Cross and WCB courses, providing comprehensive options to meet various training needs. Our instructors undergo rigorous training to stay up-to-date with the latest techniques. As a one-stop solution, Alert First Aid not only offers exclusive First Aid and Disaster Equipment but also provides a full range of Automated External Defibrillators. Beyond training, we are committed to giving back to the community. Through various initiatives, Alert First Aid actively engages in community support, promoting awareness and education on first aid and safety. Whether you're seeking WCB compliance or aspiring to become an Emergency Medical Responder, Alert First Aid combines experience, versatility, and a dedication to community well-being to ensure you are well-prepared to respond confidently in emergency situations.

How many questions are on the Red Cross Emergency First Aid course Exam?

There are 20 multiple choice questions on the exam for the Red Cross Emergency First Aid course. You must get 70% on the exam to pass the Emergency first aid course.

How many questions are on the Red Cross Standard First Aid Exam?

There are 20 multiple choice questions on the exam for the Red Cross Emergency First Aid course. You must get 70% on the exam to pass the Emergency First Aid course.

English is my second language and I am concerned about passing the Emergency First Aid exam

Written exams can be hard. If you if you are concerned, please inform your first aid instructor. They can read the questions on the exam to you. Our clients with reading issues, exam anxiety, or those for whom English is a second language have found been very successful when we assist with the exam

I want to prepare for my Emergency First Aid course before I take it what can I do?

Explore our course pages to find useful downloads. We provide first aid course manuals and a skill checklist. If you are looking more accessible, or English is your second language we would recommend downloading the Canadian Red Cross First Aid app. When you register for your course we will send you a link to the app.

I have an Injury can I still take an Emergency First Aid course?

Being able to demonstrate your First Aid skills is required to pass an Emergency First Aid Your first aid instructor are able to customize the training to your needs, ensuring safety and successful completion.

Is a written exam mandatory for Red Cross Emergency First Aid Course?

Due to WCB and Red Cross national first aid training standards, a written exam is mandatory for the Standard First Aid course. Be cautious of agencies in BC that claim otherwise. If you encounter challenges with a written exam, your first aid instructor can assist you.

Why do I need to show my Photo ID at my Emergency First Aid course in BC?

The Emergency First Aid course is equivalent to WCB OFA level 1. To certify you as a Level 1 first aid attendant, we require age verification and confirmation of your identity. Acceptable identification for BC Workplace First Aid includes: Valid Canadian or U.S. Driver's License. Valid Passport. Valid Student ID Card for the current school year. Employee Picture Identification Card. Native Status Picture Identification Card. BC Photo ID (including digital) issued November 1996 or later. Please ensure you have one of these forms of ID to participate in your first aid course.

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a certificate of completion once you've finished the online module, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the entire course. You will also be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C Blended course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

Note: The online portion of your course will be assigned within 1 business day of registering for your in-person section. Please keep this in mind when choosing a date, and allow yourself enough time to complete the online portion of the course.

 

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Who should take this course?

  • Police
  • Community Care
  • Residential Care
  • Dental Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Job Seekers
  • Teachers and Teaching Assistants
  • Bus Drivers
  • Flight Crew
  • Coaches
  • Volunteers
  • Respite Care
  • General Interest for All Ages

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Blended Emergency First Aid (CSA Basic) CPR C course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

The amount of activities made the course interactive and enjoyable, while also being extremely informative. The course is set up well and flows nicely.

Amy Martin Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

 

Best first aid course/ recert or otherwise I’ve taken. Fast. Fun. Friendly approachable instructor. Confident. Realistic scenarios. Time well used/ organized.

B.Rhan Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

It was an excellent course. Very hands-on and engaging. The instructor was energetic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I learned a lot today, and even though it was 8 hours it flew by.

Rob Ohly Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Great course!! Gary is an energetic & funny teacher. You learn a lot.

Tia Olson Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

I learned so much that I never knew before and I feel like I'm prepared for anything.

Hannah Kyle Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Fun, efficient & stress free way to learn

Wes Cieslak Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Andrew was very informative and helpful. I felt comfortable to ask questions and “what ifs”. Fantastic instructor! Also, Alert First-Aid was very accommodating as I had to leave class unexpectedly. I appreciate the level of care and customer service from the whole team!!

Leanna MacIntyre Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

I loved the creative use of props, the high energy and excitement, the strong focus and clear communication, the instructor's sense of humour, and how simply all the content was organized. This was a fun, informative and well-instructed experience. Impressive - and I don't get easily impressed!

Tannauz Rahimpour Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Really informative! I feel prepared to help in situations that may come up! Thanks for a great day Gary & Jason. 

Matthew Smith Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Perfect teaching! Interactive – even fun! Informative – repetitive – won’t forget material taught because basics are so reinforced and superfluous left out.

Anny Ruch Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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