Emergency First Aid

Course Description

The Emergency First Aid Certification is the first day of a Standard First Aid Course. Most school programs, workplaces or potential employers require you to have Standard First Aid.

Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid Recertification


8 hours (1 day course)


CPR-C  or CPR-C HCP, Defibrillation and First Aid Recertification, First aid day one information only

Who should take this course?

Those who have taken Standard First Aid with us previously and are renewing their certificate.

Standard First Aid


16 hours (2 day course)


CPR-C (Adult, Child, Infant), Defibrillation and First Aid Certification

Who should take this course?

Workplaces such as factories, dentist offices or customer service job that are looking to fulfil their WSIB Requirement, high school, university or college students looking for summer jobs or wanting to enhance their resumes. Babysitters, families with newborns. Everyone!


Standard First aid with CPR-HCP 


16 hours (2 day course)


CPR-C for Health Care Professional, Defibrillation for Health Care Professionals and First Aid Certification

Who should take this course?

Workplaces such as nursing homes, hospital staff, paramedics or paramedic students, nurses or nursing students, medical school students who also need first aid.


First Aid prepares responders to assess and treat injuries / medical conditions including seizures, bleeding, fractures, burns, heart attack, stroke, spinal injuries, poisons etc.  No prerequisite course is needed.  The training and knowledge necessary to save lives is open for anyone who wishes to take the course. BVD Emergency Training teaches “Perri-Med” CPR and First Aid programs, which have been recognized by the Ministry of Health, recognized Nationally by the Canada Labour Code, Provincially by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (First Aid Regulation 1101).

Instruction Time: Emergency First Aid is a one-day working session, and shall be taught in a minimum of 6.5 hours. Lunch and breaks times are separate from the course making the course approximately 8 hours (e.g. one day, 9am-5pm). Each participant will be tested both in theory and practical skills. A score of 70% is required on the Emergency First Aid written exam to pass the course. One rewrite is allowed. The Emergency First Aid course is the same course someone would take who is renewing their Standard First Aid Certificate (one day).

Program Approval: The Perri-Med program satisfies the first aid knowledge and skill requirements for certification in Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid. The first aid requirements are outlined in the first aid Regulation 1101, recognized by theWorkplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. These requirements are further recognized by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) under subsection 16.12 of the Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulation and Health Canada, clause (e), subsection 12(11), Ontario Regulation 565 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1997 (Public Pools).

Emergency First Aid – Compulsory Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction to First Aid – 30 min.

Lesson 2: Communicable Diseases/Protection – 30 min.

Lesson 3: Casualty Management – 60 min.

Lesson 4: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – 90 min.

Lesson 5: Defibrillation – 30 min.

Lesson 6: Choking – 30 min.

Lesson 7: Wounds and Bleeding – 90 min.

Lesson 8: Burns – 30 min.

Lesson 9: Medical Conditions – 30 min.

Note: For workplace training it is recommended that you take the Standard First Aid course. Additional AED certification is suggested for workplaces that have an AED (either a separate course or time added to the Standard First Aid course).

Certification: A Perri-Med Emergency First Aid wallet card and wall certificate will be issued after successful completion of all course components. the first aid certificate is valid for three years. Candidates will also receive a separate Basic Life Support (level C) CPR wallet card after successful completion of all CPR skills. The CPR wallet card is valid for one year. For large corporate training CPR and First aid are both valid for 3 years only.

Renewal Certificate: There is no Emergency First Aid retraining course permitted. Complete Emergency First Aid training must be completed when the original certificate expires since the course is only one day.

 Emergency First Aid Course Outline

Introduction to First Aid  
Legalities of First Aid
First Aider Safety
Sucking Chest Wound
Communicable Diseases
Casualty Management
Emergency Scene Management
Fainting/Spinal Injury/Shock
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Wounds and Bleeding
Dressings and Bandages
Control of Bleeding
Embedded Objects
Puncture Wounds
Mouth/Nose Injuries
Internal bleeding/Abdominal
Bites and Stings
Medical Conditions
Written Quiz EFA

Reference: First Aid Instructor Resource, Perri-Med First Aid and CPR, 2012