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The following is a list of Canadian Red Cross courses that we do not offer on a monthly, ongoing basis, but that we are certified to teach. These courses are taught as private group courses when requested by a client.


First Responder
40 - 44 hours in length

This Red Cross course provides the first responder with the skills and knowledge necessary to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequence of injury of sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel arrive at the scene. Participants will learn to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical system.

The First Responder program contains the following information:

  • The First Responder
  • The Emergency Scene
  • Human Body Systems
  • Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Primary Survey
  • Secondary Survey
  • Measuring Blood Pressure
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies (CPR-HCP)
  • AED
  • Breathing Devices
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Injuries to the Head and Spine
  • Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Injuries to the Extremities
  • Sudden Illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies
  • Special Populations
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Childbirth
  • Reaching and Moving Casualties
  • Multiple Casualty Incident
  • Written exam (min. passing grade 75%)
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First Responder recertification is recommended every 3 years.



Emergency Medical Responder
75 - 80 hours in length

The course is designed to meet the National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR) established by the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC). It provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until the next level of health care takes over.

The Emergency Medical Responder program contains the following information:

  • The Emergency Medical Responder
  • The Emergency Scene
  • Human Body Systems
  • Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Primary Survey
  • Secondary Survey
  • Measuring Blood Pressure
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Specific Types of Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies (CPR-HCP)
  • AED
  • Breathing Devices
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Injuries to the Head and Spine
  • Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Injuries to the Extremities
  • Sudden Illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies
  • Special Populations
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Childbirth & Complications
  • Reaching and Moving Casualties
  • Multiple Casualty Incident
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations & Transportation
  • Written exam (min. passing grade 75%)
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Emergency Medical Responder recertification is recommended every 3 years.



Oxygen Administration
6 hours in length

Participants learn how to operate various oxygen delivery devices as well as respond to and treat respiratory emergencies. The course is applicable to those who may be required to use oxygen as a first aid skill in the workplace.

Students must hold current CPR Level HCP certification prior to taking this course.

Duration: 6 hours

Instructor: Certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor (Oxygen Administration Instructor upgrade) or Emergency Medical Responder Instructor.

Completion: 100% attendance, skills demonstration and 75% minimum passing grade at written exam.

Certification: 3-year certification in Oxygen Administration.

Recertification: Not available.



O2 Admin manual

COURSE CONTENT

  • Breathing devices and suction
  • Resuscitation masks
  • Bag-valve-masks (BVM) adult, child and baby
  • Delivery devices
  • Supplemental oxygen

Take-Home Materials include Oxygen Administration Manual , certification card and optional wall certificate (or as required by legislation)



Prevention of Disease Transmission
2 hours in length

This Red Cross participation workshop educates participants about how diseases are transmitted. It includes how to protect against disease transmission, how to minimize the chances of exposure and what to do if exposure occurs.

Specifically, the course includes:

  • How to recognize situations in which disease might be transmitted
  • How to protect from infectious disease, and what to do if exposure to disease occurs
  • Risk factors for disease transmission
  • Identifiable hazards for disease transmission in their environment
  • Precautions to take to help prevent disease transmission in their environment.


BabySitters and PeopleSavers courses

If you are looking for a Babysitting or PeopleSavers course, or if our regular Red Cross course dates aren't convenient for you, give our friends at Safe and Sound First Aid Training a call and tell them Jenny sent you.