Emergency First Aid and CPR


Emergency first aid and CPR is a popular one day combined first aid, CPR and AED course that is available in most provinces in Canada.

Emergency First Aid is one of the most popular combined first aid and CPR courses. This course is offered through St Mark James, Vancouver First Aid and Heart and Stroke Foundation. Candidates that require this course include daycare workers, teachers, fitness workers, public service sector workers, fitness instructors, and many more. This page explains the emergency first aid and CPR program and guides candidates to a course in their area.

Emergency First Aid and CPR Course Registration

We are partnered with a number of St Mark James emergency first aid and CPR training providers that are located throughout Canada. These are the premier providers in your region that have met our highest standards. To view St Mark James first aid and CPR course providers in your region click here. 

Emergency First Aid Course Content

Emergency First Aid includes a variety of CPR and first aid topics. CPR level “A” training comes standard with the course, however, at some locations candidates can opt for a higher level CPR “C” training with the course. CPR “A” training involves rescuing only adult victims using CPR while CPR “C” training involves rescuing adult, child and infant victims using CPR. Emergency first aid also includes training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s). The first aid components of the course include rescues for the following first aid emergencies:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Angina
  • Stroke
    Epinephrine Injector for Allergic Reactions

    Individuals enrolled in St Mark James emergency first aid training will learn how to manage patients with severe allergic reactions by becoming comfortable with Epi-Pen injectors.

  • Transient Ischemic Attacks
  • Broken Bones
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Aspiration
  • Asthma
  • Hyperventilation
  • Wound Care & Deadly Bleeding

Candidates will receive a St Mark James first aid manual at the beginning of the course. The manual consists of all of the previously mentioned first aid rescues and many more first aid emergencies. Register for a course here.

Emergency First Aid St Mark James Certification

Candidates that successfully complete the skills test and the multiple choice test will receive a St Mark James emergency first aid and CPR level “A” or “C” certificate that is valid for 3 years. Candidates may be required to re-certify the award earlier based on employer or school policies. St Mark James does offer emergency first aid re-certifications that also include CPR re-certifications. For more information on re-certification courses and whether a re-cert course is available in your region select the emergency first aid re-certification page from the menu bar. Click here for more.

Learn to Save a Life through St Mark James Emergency First Aid Training

Emergency First Aid and CPR teaches candidates how to rescue adult victims from basic first aid emergencies. This course instils confidence into candidates and teaches participants how to be prepared for emergencies. This course also teaches candidates how to stay safe and use protective equipment when administering first aid or CPR. Learn to save a life by taking a St Mark James emergency first aid course.