|SFA COURSE OVERVIEW|
- Canadian Red Cross SFA Certification
- CPR & AED Certification Included
- National Recognition & Credibility
- Certification valid for 3 years
Our Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification Training Course is a fast-paced, comprehensive 14 hour class...which covers a wide range first aid principles, skills and hands-on practice.
Your Canadian Red Cross certified Standard First Aid Instructor will employ their own extensive first aid experience, and a variety of activities, slideshows, demonstrations and relevant first aid scenarios to keep you engaged and interested.
You'll come out of your Kelowna Standard First Aid course with more than just a Certificate...you'll have the confidence to act in an emergency.
Our Kelowna Standard First Aid courses are also available in a "Blended Learning" format...which combines Online Modules with In-Class learning...and allows you to complete much of the course at your own pace, in your own home.
CPR & AED INCLUDED WITH STANDARD FIRST AID
Kelowna Standard First Aid courses include Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator...CPR and AED certification.
During registration you'll be able to select the level of CPR & AED Certification you require with your Standard First Aid course.
- CPR Level A with AED | Adult CPR skills only
- CPR Level C with AED | Adult, Child and Infant CPR Skills
- CPR Level HCP with AED | CPR and AED skills for Health Care Professionals
STANDARD FIRST AID FOR CHILD CARE
Our Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification Training Course meets and exceeds the legislated components and certification requirements for Child Care providers and facilities...as established by the Interior Health Authority.
You can view the Interior Health Authority's requirements for Child Care First Aid certification.... here, in "SCHEDULE C" of their Child Care Licensing Regulations.
DISCOUNTS & ON-SITE STANDARD FIRST AID COURSES
In addition to the Standard First Aid courses scheduled in Kelowna, BC...SFA courses are also available for:
- Get a Group Discount on our regularly scheduled courses.
- Arrange a Private SFA course specifically for your group.
- Care Aides
- Oil Field and Energy Industry Workers
- Dental and Medical Office Staff
- Physical Therapists
- Massage Therapists
- Parents and Grandparents
- First Aid Attendants
- Teachers and Parent Volunteers
- ANYONE who wants to respond with more confidence in an emergency
Note: You should always confirm the specific Certification requirements of your employer or educational institution before making your course selection.
Frontline First Aid can provide you with best practice recommendations based on industry standards, but cannot make a blanket guarantee that any particular Course or Certification will meet your individual requirements.
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|SFA COURSE MATERIALS|
Your learning and enjoyment in your Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid course are supplemented with the course materials you are provided with, and the supplies you bring to class.
You will receive your Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual in class...at the start of your Standard First Aid course.
Not only will you refer to this 202 page, Green and White text book throughout your Standard First Aid certification training, it will be a valuable First Aid reference to keep in your home First Aid Kit, or the glove box of your vehicle.
- Chapter 1 | The Red Cross
- Chapter 2 | Preparing to Respond
- Chapter 3 | The Emergency Medical Services System
- Chapter 4 | Check, Call, Care
- Chapter 5 | Airway Emergencies
- Chapter 6 | Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
- Chapter 7 | Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
- Chapter 8 | Wound Care
- Chapter 9 | Head and Spine Injuries
- Chapter 10 | Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
- Chapter 11 | Sudden Medical Emergencies
- Chapter 12 | Environmental Emergencies
- Chapter 13 | Poisons
- Chapter 14 | Additional Skills for Health Care Providers
- Appendix A | Kit contents
- Appendix B | Glossary
STANDARD FIRST AID COURSE DOWNLOADS
In addition to your Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR student manual, Frontline has sevaral other First Aid learning resources available for you.
The links and downloads listed below will help you understand, learn, remember and reinforce the skills and principles covered in your Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid course.
First Aid & CPR Cheat Sheet
First Aid & CPR Flowchart
Child Care Safety Checklist
Standard First Aid Course Outline
First Aid Assessment Model
First Aid Course Comparison Chart
- Thermal Mug and Refillable Bottle for the Coffee, Tea and drinking Water provided.
- Enough for meals and snacks to last you for the entire class.
- Layered clothing which is comfortable and modest, and allows for physical activity.
- Spare T-Shirt.
- Spare Sweatshirt.
- Any Medications...including an Epi-Pen...you might require.
- Glasses or Contact Lenses...if required for reading.
- Pen and Notepad.
- Knee Pads...if kneeling is problematic.
- Lightly Scented or Scent-Free Hygiene/Beauty Products.
- "Smart" Phone loaded with the Canadian Red Cross First Aid App
STANDARD FIRST AID CLASSROOM PRACTICE KITS
As part of your Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid certification training course in Kelowna, BC...you will be supplied with a fully stocked practice First Aid Kit. You will be able to use the materials in the kits to practice your hands-on First Aid and CPR skills, as well as your First Aid scenarios.
- Pen Light
- Triangular Bandages
- Roller Gauze
- Tensor Bandage
- Crepe Roll Gauze
- Assorted Band-Aids
- Flexible Foam-Metal Splint
- Medical Tape
- Abdominal Dressing
- Sterile Gauze
- Bulk Non-Sterile Gauze
- Safety Glasses
- Non-Latex Examination Gloves
- Cotton Swabs
- Eyewash Cup
- Steri-Strips | Butterfly Bandages
- Cold Pack
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Pencil Case with Pen and Paper
- Disinfectant Wipes
- Pocket Mask
- AED Training Unit
- Adult-Child Sized CPR Mannequin
- Infant CPR Mannequin
- Simulated Nitro Spray
- Epi-Pen Trainer
RECOMMENDED PERSONAL FIRST AID KITS
After completing your Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid certification training course, you will probably want update, or put together your personal First Aid Kit.
Although no single list of items will cover every individuals personal requirements and circumstances...there are a few items which will cover a wide range of needs, with minimal cost and size.
Keep in mind that a small, simple, inexpensive First Aid Kit...which you always keep handy and immediately available...is more likely to be of use than an large, expensive Kit that you keep buried on a shelf in the garage.
- Adhesive Tape (Duct tape can be a multi-purpose substitute for Medical Tape)
- Sterile Gauze Pads
- Roller Bandages | Tensor Bandages
- Assorted types and sizes of Band-Aids
- Large Absorbent Trauma Dressing
- Triangular Bandages
- Rescue Scissors
- Cold Pack
- Non-Latex Examination Gloves
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Automobile Glass Punch
- Pencil & Notepad
- Antiseptic Wipes
- Emergency Blanket
- Glucose Tablets
- Pocket Mask
- Cell Phone Charging Device
- Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual
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|SFA COURSE EXPECTATIONS|
In order to arrive prepared and get the most out of your Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid course...you should familiarize yourself with the schedule and expectations.
- Attendance and Participation in 100% of the course
- Minimum 80% on an open-book, multiple choice written evaluation
- Active participation in all activities, scenarios and hands-on skills
- There will be a 15-minute coffee break approximately every two hours
- There will be one 30-minute lunch break
- Please bring your own Mug and Refillable Bottle for the complimentary Coffee, Tea and Water
- Access to restaurants or shops will be limited
- Use of phones or electronics is limited to breaks
- Any tardiness or absence will result in non-certification without refund
- Smoking is prohibited outside of designated areas
- Out of consideration for your classmates...please arrive to each class keeping hygeine, comfort and modesty in mind.
- Keep longer hair out of other students' mouths or eyes
- Remove jewellery or accessories that might cause injury or entanglement
- Avoid heavily scented colognes, perfumes or hygeine products
- Your clothing should allow you and your classmates to participate comfortably
- Dressing in layers will allow you to adjust for the classroom temperature and activity levels throughout the day
- Spare T-shirts can be handy if you become sweaty, or spill anything on yourself
- Inappropriate or excessively revealing clothing can compromise your ability to participate
Physical Activity Levels
Your Standard First Aid course will involve significant physical activies, including...
- Kneeling for extended periods
- Standing for extended periods
- Sitting on classroom chairs
- Laying down on floor surfaces
- Lifting and rolling adult sized patients
- CPR chest compressions
- Close physical proximity to and contact with other students
- Ventilating (Breathing into) a CPR mannequin
MEDICAL CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
If you have any physical limitations, permanent or temporary, or Medical Conditions which might affect your ablility to safely participate in your Standard First Aid course, you must disclose this information to Frontline First Aid before class begins.
You must also notify your Standard First Aid Instructor immediately if your condition changes or worsens throughout the course.
Your Instructor will make reasonable accomodations for your inclusion wherever possible, however it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not perform any activities which might put you at risk.
Common examples of Medical Conditions and Physical Limitations which can affect your safety in a Standard First Aid course:
(Frontline First Aid uses Non-Latex Gloves in the classroom, but cannot guarantee an allergen free environment)
SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS FOR STANDARD FIRST AID COURES
As participant in our Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid course, you will be expected to work collaboratively, and amicably with all your classmates. You may be paired up with any other student(s) throughout the course; and you must support each other's learning regardless of personal differences.
Each student will bring their own unique experiences and backgrounds to the course. Different skills and motivations will enrich the course and create a more meaningful experience for everyone...as long as mutual respect is consistently demonstrated.
Impartiality is one of the Seven Fundamental Principles of the Canadian Red Cross. As such, students and instructors alike are expected to embody this ideal throughout the course; regardless of...
Discrimination or harrassment directed towards any participant is grounds for immediate dismissal from the course without refund.
Other behaviours considered grounds for dismissal include...
- Loud profanity
- Use or influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
- Persistently contradicting or undermining the Instructor
- Any behaviour that puts you, your classmates or Frontline staff in danger
- Any behaviour which compromises the opportunity for others to learn and participate in the class
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|SFA COURSE SKILLS|
Your Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid course in Kelowna, BC will give you the skills and training you need to make critical decisions in a medical emergency...at home, work or play.
Emphasis on Injury Prevention will eliminate many potential problems before they occur.
You will learn how to assess injuries and illnesses; and how to deal with minor and major medical emergencies in any situation. You will learn basic principles, and how to make dynamic decisions based on those principles. Rather than being bound by rigid and unrealistic "rules"... you will have the tools to think, adapt and do your best in any circumstance.
- About the Red Cross
- Preparing to Respond
- Injury Prevention
- Barriers to Action
- EMS and the Role of the First Aider
- Checking the Scene
- Life-Over-Limb Decisions
- Near Drownings
- Calling 9-1-1
- Patient Assessment
- Primary Surveys
- Level of Consciousness Assessment
- Airway Assessment
- Breathing Assessment
- Circulation Assessment
- Rolls and Recovery Position
- Recognizing and dealing with Shock
- Ongoing Assessment and Care
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR
- Automated External Defibrillation - AED
- Adult CPR & AED
- Child CPR & AED
- Infant CPR & AED for Babies
- Special CPR Considerations
- Mouth to Mouth Rescuscitation
- Mouth to Stoma Resuscitation
- Compressions-Only CPR | Hands-Only CPR
- When to stop CPR
- Air in the Stomach during CPR
- Patient Vomiting during CPR
- Special AED Circumstances
- Using an AED near Water or Metal Surfaces
- Using an AED with a Pacemaker
- Using an AED with Excessive Body Hair
- Airway Anatomy
- Mild Choking
- Severe Choking
- Adult | Severe Choking Procedures
- Modifications to Choking Procedures
- Respiratory Arrest
- CPR with an Obstructed Airway
- Conscious Choking Infant
- Infant CPR with an Obstructed Airway
- Respiratory Distress and Breathing Emergencies
- Severe Allergic Reaction | Anaphylaxis
- The 5 Rights of Assisting with Medication
- Heart Attack and Angina
- Assisting with Nitroglycerin
- Assisting with ASA | Aspirin | Acetylsalicylic Acid
- Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
- Treatment for Stroke patients
- Transient Ischemic Attack
- Deadly Bleeding
- External Bleeding
- Internal Bleeding
- Secondary Surveys
- Obtaining Medical History
- S.A.M.P.L.E. questions
- Signs & Symptoms
- Past Medical History
- Last consumption of food or drink
- Events leading up to the injury / illness
- Checking Vital Signs | Level of Consciousness, Breathing and Skin Condition
- Hands-On Head to Toe Physical Assessments
- Hands-Off Head to Toe Physical Assessments
- Assessing Responsive and Unresponsive Patients
- Wound Care Anatomy
- Minor Cuts and Scrapes
- Wound Infection
- Impaled Objects
- Crush Injury | Crush Syndrome
- Nose Bleeds | Epistaxis
- Knocked out Teeth
- Ear Injuries
- Scalp Injuries
- Chest Inuries
- Flail Chest
- Pneumothorax | Hemothorax
- Burn Injuries
- Chemical Burns
- Electrical Burns
- Thermal Burns
- Superficial Burns | First Degree Burns
- Partial Thickness Burns | Second Degree Burns
- Full Thickness Burns | Third Degree Burns
- Eye Injury | Loose Object in Eye
- Eye Injury | Impaled Object in Eye
- Head & Spinal Inuries
- When to Suspect Head or Spinal Injury
- Spinal Inury Management
- Bone, Muscle and Joint Inuries
- Life Threatening Bone, Muscle and Joint Injuries
- Principles of Splinting
- Triangular Arm Slings
- Arm Slings with Splints
- Blanket Splints
- Anatomical Splinting
- Horseshoe Splints
- Jelly Roll Splints
- Pillow Splints
- Diabetic Emergencies
- Baby or Child with Fever | Febrile Seizures
- Emergency Child Birth
- Mild Hypothermia
- Moderate Hypothermia
- Severe Hypothermia
- Heat Cramps
- Heat Exhaustion
- Heat Stroke
- Ingested Poisons
- Injected Poisons
- Absorbed Poisons
- Inhaled Poisons
- Alcohol Poisoning
- Animal Bites
- Snake Bites
- Tick Bites
- Lyme Disease
- Insect Bites and Stings
- Jelly Fish Stings
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