Red Cross - Advanced First Aid Recert

The Canadian Red Cross Advanced First Aid Recertification is a 40 hr comprehensive review of the original 80 hr course offering advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those typically designated as a workplace first aid attendant. Course will review a variety of topics from basic (circulation and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission) to advanced (sudden medical emergencies and injuries to the head and/or spine), including instruction dedicated to understanding workplace legislation and responsibilities specifically for AB worksites with a supplement of other provinces based on the participants job placement locations.

Pre Course and During Course Commitment:
Pre-course – All candidates register with enough time to read the course manual (with the exclusion of chapter 11) and complete corresponding workbook activities. The time frame will depend on the students reading and comprehension level. All in-class lessons will focus on reviewing and highlighting topics and practicing skills from the full course. To maximize the in-class sessions, the pre-reading and workbook is required.

During Course – the course will consist of lecture and lab practice.

Course Expectations:
100% attendance is mandatory, lateness will not be tolerated
Respect - for each other, the instructor, the facility, and the equipment
Professionalism and integrity will be assessed throughout.

Course Completion requirements:
100% attendance
Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills
Ability to successfully complete the skills checklist
Ability to complete a knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 80 %, Midterm is a written exam of 50 multiple choice questions and Final is a written exam of 100 multiple choice questions
Ability to successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one each,
medical and trauma)
Must meet additional legislative requirements, if applicable


The following items are covered in this Red Cross - Advanced First Aid Recert class:

  • Part 1 – Preparing to Respond
  • The Responder
  • Re-certification will be a review of the following topics:
  • The Emergency Scene
  • Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessment
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Airway and Ventilation
  • Circulatory Emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Pharmacology
  • Part 3 – Traumatic Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
  • Part 4 – Medical Emergencies
  • Sudden Illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat and Cold-Related Emergencies
  • Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations
  • Special Populations and Crisis Intervention
  • Childbirth
  • Reaching and Moving People
  • Multiple Casualty Incidents
  • Transportation
  • Workplace
  • Includes CPR-HCP.


40 hours


The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Proof of current Advanced First Aid certification (or as legislation dictates) required
  • Participants are required to have a current Red Cross Emergency Care Manual. Student will be required to purchase one for the course at an additional fee of $150.00 +gst if they do not have one.


Recertification Course

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Canadian Red Cross Advanced First Aid valid for 3 years

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