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A hands-on, comprehensive Red Cross first aid course that covers common home and workplace emergencies through online and in-person delivery.

Standard First Aid and CPR Level A (Blended)

Standard First Aid and CPR Level A (Blended)

A hands-on, comprehensive Red Cross first aid course that covers common home and workplace emergencies through online and in-person delivery.

Our Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Level A Blended course is a fun and comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that combines self-paced, online instruction will a face-to-face, in-person skills session led by one of our first-class instructors. This first aid course covers everything from life-threatening emergencies to minor bumps and scrapes and is recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to the Occupational First Aid Level 1 course.

We strongly believe that first aid is a physical skill, and the majority of the course will be spent doing hands-on first-aid and participating in realistic first aid scenarios, developing confidence and muscle memory. At the end of this course, participants should feel sure of the their own skills and be ready to react and take charge in emergency situations.

The online module of this course must be completed before you come in for the in-person portion, and will take up to 8 hours to complete. You can start and stop as many times as you need while you work through it, and take it up to 3 months ahead of your in-person course.

Full Course Length 8 hours online, 7 hours in class
Recertification 4 hours online, 3 hours in class

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
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, & Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons (includes opioid poisoning)

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.

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.

Recertification

If you have a current and valid Standard First Aid certificate, you are eligible to take a shorter, faster-paced Standard First Aid recertification course. Please be prepared to show proof of certification.

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Standard First Aid & CPR Level A 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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Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Standard First Aid and CPR Level A (Blended) 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.

Nathan's presentation was both powerful and gripping. 5 stars out of 5.

Brian Hocks CPR HCP, 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

Thank you! Course was great. Clear & to the point. Good use of time.

Stacey Robinson CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great instructor! Jordan's humour made the course enjoyable! Loved the scenarios!!

Kristi Bryant Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"The instructions were provided very clearly with enough humour and activities to keep my full attention for a long day of learning. Very well done would definitely do it again."

Evan SMith Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

This is one of the first times I've left the class feeling completely confident with what I learned

Tina Halasz CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I learned a lot during this course! The hands on scenarios were very helpful. Chris did a fabulous job - thanks!

Dayle Robinson Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Totally enjoyed the recert course. I always come to Alert First-Aid despite living in Duncan. I'd love for more courses to be offered in the Cowichan Valley."

Rozalee Daniels Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

It was a great class. Never a dull moment with Gary. Made it fun as well with humor and personal stories. Always positive. 

Natasha Nelson Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Good refresher course - learned more than at St. John Ambulance!

Paul Callow CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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