Standard First Aid Training

Red Cross Emergency First Aid (EFA) training is recognized as an acceptable First Aid certification in British Columbia. In other provinces of Canada, Red Cross Standard First Aid (SFA) training is usually the required workplace certification. MediQuest offers both SFA and EFA courses.

Standard First Aid

Emergency First Aid vs. OFA Level 1

In British Columbia workplace First Aid Certification is governed by WorkSafeBC regulations. In general, workplaces are required to have certified First Aid Attendants. It is acceptable to have Red Cross Emergency First aid certification as an equivalent to Occupational First Aid Level 1. This is the lowest level of certification for workplaces in BC. For higher hazard, larger or more remote workplaces Occupational First Aid Level 2 (36 hours) or Occupational First Aid Level 3 (70 hours) may be required.

MediQuest is a Red Cross Training Partner

MediQuest is a Canadian Red Cross Training Partner and offers all levels of Red Cross training. For customers with workplaces outside British Columbia MediQuest provides First Aid Certification at the Emergency (EFA) or Standard First Aid (SFA) level according to the Provincial workplace requirement.

MediQuest Offers SFA & EFA Training in Major Canadian Cities

MediQuest has affiliated and contract instructors in major cities across Canada.  Our instructors have also received technical training on specific AEDs as well as servicing the specific requirements of whatever make and model of AED a customer has in their facility. This value-added service to our EFA and SFA training meets our commitment to ensure that when an AED needs to be used in a workplace, it has been serviced and checked to ensure it is “Rescue-Ready.”

Emergency First Aid Course Contents

Emergency First Aid is an 8 hour course which includes CPR and AED use at the appropriate level for the participants. CPR A provides basic skills, and CPR C includes advanced adult, child and infant skills. Certification is valid for 3 years. Course content includes:

  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Specific make and model of AED use
  • Wound Care

Standard First Aid Course Contents

Standard First Aid Training (SFA) is a comprehensive 2-day course which includes CPR skills and the use of the customer’s make and model of AED. This training is the required level of Certification in most provinces in Canada. Certification is valid for 3 years. Course content includes:

  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Specific make and model of AED instruction
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons (includes opioid poisoning)
Need Standard First Aid (SFA) or Emergency First Aid (EFA) training in Canada? Contact us.
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