First Aid: Basic – Canada

  • 7 topics | 43m 59s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
First aid is the immediate care for any person with injuries or sudden illness before professional medical treatment is available. It not only involves the injured person's physical condition and emotional state, but the entire emergency situation. This training course will focus on how to use a systematic approach to evaluate an emergency situation and respond to basic first aid situations prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS). Note: This training should not be used as the primary basis for any first aid certification. It is intended to provide you with knowledge-based training only. This training should be accompanied by a performance-based component provided by a certified first aid instructor. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Pinchin Ltd., an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the actions to be taken when arriving at the scene of an accident
  • identify precautions that help minimize exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • identify actions to take during the full body examination of a person injured in an accident
  • identify basic first aid techniques used to treat severe bleeding
  • identify basic first aid techniques used to treat bleeding shock
  • identify basic first aid techniques used to treat fractures
  • identify ways of immobilizing an extremity
  • classify burns by their severity
  • recognize when a burn requires you to seek immediate medical attention
  • identify basic first aid techniques used to treat thermal and heat burns (including electrical)
  • identify considerations for treating chemical burns


  • Finding the Injured Person
  • Treating and Examining the Injured Person
  • Treating Severe Bleeding
  • Treating Shock Caused by Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Types and Severity of Burns
  • Thermal, Heat, Electrical, and Chemical Burns