Advanced First Aid


Advanced First Aid with CPR + AED

Building on the knowledge and skills within the Emergency Care for Professional Responders text, learners will gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and ongoing care in the workplace. The various options for transportation of an injured worker from the workplace to a healthcare facility are also covered. This course meets CSA Standard Z1210-17 First Aid Training for the Workplace.

Target Group

For those primarily designated with the responsibility as an Advanced Workplace First Aid Attendant. In some jurisdictions, this advanced first aid course is approved for pre-hospital medical first responders.


Participant must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C.

Standard First Aid Course Content

  • The Professional Responder

  • Responding to the call

  • Infection prevention and control

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Assessment

  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies

  • Circulatory emergencies

  • Shock

  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma

  • Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries

  • Head and spinal injuries

  • Acute and chronic illnesses

  • Poisoning

  • Environmental illnesses

  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery

  • Special populations

  • Crisis intervention

  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients

  • Transportation

  • Multiple-casualty incidents

  • Pharmacology

  • Marine environment

  • Workplace

Approximate Full Classroom Course Length: 80 hours (10 day course)

Approximate Course Length for recertification course: 40 hours (5 day course)

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for Advanced First Aid certification.

Upcoming AFA Course Dates In Calgary, AB:

None scheduled at this time.


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