First Aid and CPR

UofC Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.


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Blended Standard First Aid and CPR/AED – Level C

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR programs provide lifesaving first aid skills and knowledge. This blended learning course offers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Blended learning is a combination of in-class and interactive online instruction. This course meets the legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

Participants will complete an online component before coming to the university to complete their in-person training.

UCalgary Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.

Blended CPR/AED – Level C

The Canadian Red Cross CPR courses provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and knowledge. This blended learning course offers the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies. Blended learning is a combination of in-class and interactive online instruction. This course meets the legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Participants will complete an online component before coming to the university to complete their in-person training.

UCalgary Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.
 

RECERTIFICATION – Blended Standard First Aid and CPR/AED – Level C

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR programs provide lifesaving first aid skills and knowledge. This blended learning course offers a refresher on first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need to recertify their training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Blended learning is a combination of in-class and interactive online instruction. This course meets the legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

You must have a current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR-C to take this course.

Participants will complete an online component before coming to the university to complete their in-person training.

UCalgary Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.

RECERTIFICATION – Blended CPR/AED – Level C

The Canadian Red Cross CPR courses provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and knowledge. This blended learning course offers a refresher on the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies. Blended learning is a combination of in-class and interactive online instruction. This course meets the legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

You must have a current certification in CPR-C to take this course

Participants will complete an online component before coming to the university to complete their in-person training.

UCalgary Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED – Level C

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR programs provide lifesaving first aid skills and knowledge. This comprehensive two-day course offers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. This course meets the legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

UCalgary Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.

CPR/AED – Level C

The Canadian Red Cross CPR courses provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and knowledge. This course offers the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies. This course meets the legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

UCalgary Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.

RECERTIFICATION – Standard First Aid and CPR/AED – Level C

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR programs provide lifesaving first aid skills and knowledge. This comprehensive one-day course offers a refresher on first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need to recertify their training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. This course meets the legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

You must have a current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR-C to take this course

UCalgary Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.

RECERTIFICATION – CPR/AED – Level C

The Canadian Red Cross CPR courses provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and knowledge. This course offers a refresher on the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies. This course meets the legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

You must have a current certification in CPR-C to take this course

UCalgary Staff and Faculty please download and fill out a First Aid & CPR certification program request form.

Red Cross First Aid Instructor Recertification

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Development Programs trains and certified Instructors to organize and deliver First Aid & CPR courses. Instructors are trained to apply an individualized approach focusing on injury prevention, elarning styles and a variety of instruction techniques that consider the abiliites, ages and needs of each participant.

The course allows current Red Cross First Aid Instructors to refresh their skills and extend their certification for another 3 years.

Babysitting Course

This course offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.  The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families.

Red Cross First Aid Instructor

First Aid and CPR Instructors support the Red Cross First Aid Program through the delivery of First Aid and CPR courses. This course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach Emergency and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Marine Basic First Aid, and Emergency and Standard Child Care First Aid. This program is designed to prepare you to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments. It includes how to teach and facilitate, individual and group assignments, practice teaching, injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.

This course includes the first three steps involves in the pathway to becoming a certified First Aid & CPR Instructor. You must successfully complete each step before advancing to the next step.
1) Skills Evaluation
2a) Fundamentals of Instruction - Online Component
2b) Fundamentals of Instruction - Classroom Component
3) Discipline Specific Classroom Component

At the end of the course, the instruction will give you instructions on how to set up your final step of the certification process, the Teaching Experience.

If you are currently certified as a First Aid Instructor through another recognized First Aid agency, you can find Red Cross First Aid Instructor: Transfer Option 1 course offerings here.
If you are currently certified as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or are an educator (elementary or secondary level), you can find Red Cross First Aid Instructor: Transfer Option 2 course offerings here.

Red Cross First Aid Instructor: Transfer Option 1

First Aid and CPR Instructors support the Red Cross First Aid program through the delivery of First Aid and CPR courses. This course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach Emergency and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Marine Basic First Aid, and Emergency and Standard Child Care First Aid. This program is designed to prepare you to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments. It includes how to teach and facilitate individual and group assignments, practice teaching, injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.

Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with current instructor level certification through another recognized First Aid agency. They will follow the Instructor Development Program however they will not be required to complete Step 3: Discipline Specific Classroom Component.

This course includes the first two steps required to become a certified First Aid & CPR Instructor. You must successfully complete each step before advancing to the next step.
1) Skills Evaluation
2a) Fundamentals of Instruction - Online Component
2b) Fundamentals of Instruction - Classroom Component

The instructor will give you instructions for how to arrange the final step of your certification process, the Teaching Experience.

If you are certified as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or are an educator (elementary or secondary level), you can find our offerings of the Red Crsso First Aid Instructor Transfer Option 2 here.
If you do not meet the requirements for the Red Cross Instructor Transfer, you can find our offerings of the full course here.

Red Cross First Aid Instructor: Transfer Option 2

First Aid and CPR Instructors support the Red Cross First Aid program through the delivery of First Aid and CPR courses. This course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach Emergency and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Marine Basic First Aid, and Emergency and Standard Child Care First Aid. This program is designed to prepare you to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments. It includes how to teach and facilitate, individual and group assignments, practice teaching, injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.

Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with current certification as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or are an educator (elementary or secondary level). They will follow the Instructor Development Program, however they will not be required to complete Step 2b: Fundamentals of Instruction - Classroom Component.

This course includes the first three steps required to become a certified First Aid & CPR Instructor. You must successfully complete each step before advancing to the next step.
1) Skills Evaluation
2a) Fundamentals of Instruction - Online Component
3) Discipline Specific Classroom component.

The instructor will give you instructions how to arrange the final step of your certification process, the Teaching Experience.

If you are certified as a First Aid Instructor through another recognized First Aid agency, you can find our offerings of the Red Cross First Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1 here.
If you don't meet the requirements for the First Aid Instructor Transfer, you can find our offerings of the full course here.

Red Cross Teaching Experience Supervisor

Building upon their existing Instructional skills, Teaching Experience Supervisor candidates will develop the skills required to support Red Cross First Aid Instructor candidates completing their Teaching Experience across all disciplines.

There are 2 steps involved in the pathway to becoming a certified Teaching Experience Supervisor. You must successfully complete each step before advancing to the next step.
1) Skills Evaluation
2a) Fundamentals of Instruction Online (2-4 hours)
2b) Fundamentals of Instruction Classroom

Once you have completed Steps 1 and 2, you are a certified Teaching Experience Supervisor. This certificicate remains current as long as your Instructor certification is current.

Basic Life Support (BLS) with Airways and Oxygen

The Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) teaches the recognition of, and initial treatment given by pre-hospital responders to a patient suffering from cardiac or respiratory arrest. This course includes Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy.

UCalgary Students your $25 student voucher may be used towards this course fee. Please phone our registration line (403-220-7749) or come in person to have your voucher applied.

Basic Life Support (BLS) with Airways and Oxygen - RECERTIFICATION

The Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) will review and recertify candidates in the recognition of, and initial treatment given by pre-hospital responders to a patient suffering from cardiac or respiratory arrest. This course includes Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy.

You must have a current BLS or CPR-HCP certification in order to take this course.

UCalgary Students your $25 student voucher may be used towards this course fee. Please phone our registration line (403-220-7749) or come in person to have your voucher applied.

First Responder Recertification

The First Responder program teaches First Aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those wanting to become first responders. This recertification course reviews techniques for sustaining life, preventing further injuries, and caring for illnesses and injuries until the next level of medical personnel arrives. 

All participants are required to hold a current recognized First Responder certification.

First Responder

Pre-hospital care and CPR skills for professional first responders or those wanting to become first responders. This course teaches techniques for sustaining life, preventing further injuries, and caring for illnesses and injuries until the next level of medical personnel arrives. Includes CPR/AED Level HCP.

Lifesaving First Aid Instructor Recert (LFAIR)

Lifesaving Society's First Aid Instructor Recert

Psychological First Aid

This Canadian Red Cross course equips learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. The course uses primarily case-based learning and teaches learners how to support themselves and others with the effcts of various kinds of stress.

Some online learning is required before the start of class.

UCalgary Students your $25 student voucher may be used towards this course fee. Please phone our registration line (403-220-7749) or come in person to have your voucher applied.

Stay Safe!

The Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills for youth 9-13 years old, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe! in a variety of different situations.