What will I learn?

Upon successful completion of the  Canadian Red Cross First Responder course the student will have a clear understanding of:


  • The Professional Responder, and their role in pre-hospital care
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Prevention of Disease Transmission (correct use of gloves, gowns, eye protection, handwashing, etc)
  • Emergency Scene management
  • Complete Patient Assessment (primary and secondary survey, including blood pressure vital sign assessment)
  • Airway & Ventilation (including the use of manual manoeuvres, oral airways, suction devices, oxygen therapy, pocket and bag valve masks)
  • Respiratory Emergencies (including assisting with patient medications for asthma and anaphylaxis)
  • Circulation Emergencies (including care of the chest pain patient, assisting with patient medications for chest pain, CPR and AED use)
  • Shock & Bleeding (including tourniquet application)
  • Head & spine injuries (including spinal grips, spinal rolls, helmet removal, hard collar application, and spinal immobilization)
  • Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
  • Fractures & sprains (splinting)
  • Soft Tissue Injuries (wound cleaning and bandaging techniques)
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies (including managing the diabetic patient)
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Special Populations
  • Childbirth
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Reaching & Moving People
  • Multiple Casualty Incidents

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