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What’s the Difference Between a Standard First Aid and Emergency First Aid Course?

What’s the Difference Between a Standard First Aid and Emergency First Aid Course?

So, you have decided to register for a First Aid course – congratulations! Registering for a First Aid course is a big step in the right direction and you are about to embark on a journey of attaining life-saving skills. You may have noticed that there are two different options: Standard First Aid (SFA) and Emergency First Aid (EFA). What is the difference? Luckily for you, we have the answer! Take a look and see what is included in each course and what the differences are!

 

Emergency First Aid Course (EFA)

The Emergency First Aid course is created to be a quick, comprehensive introduction to first aid. At First Edition, the Emergency First Aid course takes place over one day (roughly an 8-hour course). This hands-on course will cover all of the important emergency first aid skills you would require in an emergency situation. This course ensures that you will leave with the basic skills necessary to help those in need as well as answer any questions you may have along the way. This course will teach you:

  • How to respond to emergencies
  • Check, call, care
  • How to assist someone who is choking
  • Circulation emergenciesDifference between First Aid Courses
  • CPR
  • The Red Cross
  • How to use an AED
  • Breathing emergencies
  • How to care for wounds

Check out our website for more information and pricing for the Emergency First Aid course!

 

Standard First Aid Course (SFA)

One of the biggest differences between the standard first aid course and the emergency first aid course is the length of time. The Standard First Aid course is created to teach you everything you need to know to help in an emergency. This course is more in-depth and will go into detail of further injury assistance techniques and skills. It is for this reason that the Standard First Aid course is held over a 2-day period, to ensure you have the time to learn each skill and can use it with confidence. This first aid course will teach:

  • How to respond to emergencies
  • Check, call, care
  • How to assist someone who is choking
  • Circulation emergencies
  • Advanced CPR
  • The Red Cross
  • How to use an AED
  • Breathing emergencies
  • How to care for wounds

PLUS

  • Head, neck, and spinal injuries
  • Bone, muscle, and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental illness
  • Poisons

Check out our website for more information and pricing for the Standard First Aid course!

 

Similarities of Standard and Emergency First Aid Courses

All content for both the Emergency First Aid course and the Standard First Aid course are supplied by The Canadian Red Cross or the APEX First Aid training programs. These programs provide AED and CPR skills in both courses. Additionally, with the conclusion of each course, each individual will be presented with a manual, certification card, and a barrier device!

 

Sign yourself up, you and a friend, or your whole team to learn the important skills that could save a life! For available courses with First Edition check out our website and register online!

Unable to attend our in-house course? Why not take our Online First Aid Course! Not able to get your team to our in-house facility? Contact us for more information on having your first aid course conducted in your workplace!

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

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