First Aid: Basic Canada
First aid is the immediate care for victims of injuries or sudden illnesses, before professional medical treatment is available. It not only involves the victim’s physical condition and emotional state, but the entire emergency situation. This training course will focus on how to use a systematic approach to evaluate an emergency situation and respond to basic first aid situations prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS). Note: This training should not be used as the primary basis for any first aid certification. It is intended to provide you with knowledge-based training only. This training should be accompanied by a performance-based component provided by a certified first aid instructor. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines. Learner objectives are to describe how to appropriately respond to a medical emergency; state how to examine an accident victim for injuries; and recall basic first aid techniques used to treat injuries including severe bleeding, bleeding shock, fractures and dislocations of bones, and burns.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.
First Aid Basic