First Aid training includes CPR/AED.  This page explains the different types of CPR levels and different types of First Aid training my business offers.
CPR Levels
There are 3 levels of CPR:   CPR A, CPR C and Basic Life Supports (BLS, which used to be called CPR HCP).
CPR Level A--It deals with adult scenarios only.  Certification is valid for 3 years.
CPR Level C-It deals with adult, child and baby scenarios. This is the most common requirement for the general public and workplace.  Certification is valid for three years.  I recommend parents take this level of CPR.
Depending on your profession, you may be required to take CPR more often than every 3 years.  Please check with your employer.
Basic Life Support (BLS)--replaced CPR HCP--CPR for Health Care Providers---dealing with adult, child and baby as health care providers.
                                           --Certificate is valid for one year.
                                              --"The recognition of and initial intervention or treatment given by pre-hospital or in-facility responders to a patient suffering from cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. "              
                                           --This deals with legal issues, advance directives, how to do the "jaw thrust" when someone has a head and spine injury instead of tilting the head, how to do a pulse check,  how to use bag-valve mask (BVM),  how to do assisted ventilation, two-person CPR as health care providers for all age groups, special considerations and it focuses on team approach. 
Basic Life Support (BLS) with Airway Management
--Airway Management--Certificate is valid for 3 (three) years.
                                           --practice how to open the mouth (two ways), how to use airway adjuncts (oropharyngeal, nasopharyngeal and supraglottic airways), and how to use a suction.
There are two levels of First Aid Training---Emergency First Aid (EFA) or Standard First Aid (SFA)
                                                                     ---Both EFA and SFA courses include CPR and AED training.
                                                                     ---EFA course can be with CPR A or CPR C or Basic Life Support (BLS).
                                                                     ---SFA course is usually SFA CPR C since this is the most common requirement for the general public and workplace.   Depending on your profession, if you work with adults only, SFA CPR A may meet your work requirement, although I recommend the general public to take SFA CPR C.  SFA  Basic Life Support (BLS) is the highest level of the Basic First Aid training since it is for Health Care Professionals.
Please check with your employer regarding which course you have to take.
Emergency First Aid (EFA)-one day course.  Certification is valid for 3 years.
Topics include:
The Red Cross
Responding to Emergencies
Check, Call, Care
Circulation and Breathing Emergencies
Wound Care
Fainting, Diabetic Emergencies, and Seizures
Foundations of First Aid
Standard First Aid (SFA)-two day course--Certification is valid for 3 years.
Topics include everything listed under Emergency First Aid, CPR and AED training, plus
Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries
Bone, Muscle and Joint Injuries, including how to apply splints and slings
Sudden Medical Emergencies
Environmental Illness--Cold and Heat Related Emergencies
Standard First Aid recertification--the shorter version is either one day course or two evenings.  Certification is valid for 3 years.  This is not recommended for people who need time to absorb the material, because this is a fast-paced course where lecture format is used the most often in order to review 13 chapters within 7-8 hours since my experience tells me that people do not remember the material.  In order to take this quick recert, you must have taken a full SFA course within the last 3 years and the certificate is still valid while you take the quick recert course.  Once you have taken a quick recert course, you must take a full course the next time.  So the full course and quick recert must alternate.  This is mandated by WSIB.  
                                                                   --or take the two-day course again.  Certification is valid for 3 years.  You can take the two day course every time if you wish to do so.
                                                                   --or take full SFA Blended Learning--The First Step of Blended Learning is to do the theory online at your own pace.  You will go through the modules and you must pass each module before you can go to the next module.  You can save and come back to it anytime.   You must complete this online part before the class time.  During the class time, you will spend a full day (7 hours), practicing the skills and clarifying any part of the theory that you did online, before doing the test.  Certificate is valid for 3 years.  This is equivalent to the two day full course.  You can take the full SFA Blended Learning every time if you wish to do so.
Emergency FIrst Aid recertification--In Ontario, you are required to take the full course.  This is mandated by WSIB.
CPR C and CPR A recertification--In order to take this quick recert, you must have taken a full SFA, EFA or CPR course within the last 3 years and the certificate is still valid while you take the quick recert course.  You must provide proof that you took a full course previously and that your certificate has not expired on the day of your quick recert course.  You must alternate the quck recert and full course.  You can always take the full course every time if you wish to do so.  This is mandated by WSIB.
Basic Life Support recertification--BLS is good for one year.  In order to take the BLS quick recert, you must have a valid BLS certificate or CPR HCP certificate.  If you have a valid EFA BLS or SFA BLS certificate, you also qualify to take the BLS quick recert.  You can continue to take the BLS quick recert as long as you do not allow your certificate to expire.  If your certificate expired, you need to take the full BLS course.
MARINE BASIC FIRST AID--two-day course.  Certification is valid for 3 years.
It includes Standard First Aid CPR C plus added information listed below:
Marine First Aid Kits
How to get medical advice on the radio.
Confined spaces
Heavy machinery
Hazardous material
Moving an ill or injured person
Anatomy and physiology of various systems in the body
Mechanisms of heating and cooling the body
Additional information on heat-related illnesses and prevention
Cold water immersion
In cold water issues--self-rescue, survive to await rescue, HELP position, can not pull self out of ice while still in water
Dehydration and malnutrision
All participants need to wear pants (or shorts depending on the weather).
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My name is Ingrid Hardy.  My business name is Ingrid Hardy Emergency Training.  I have been teaching first aid for the Canadian Red Cross since May, 2007. I became a Red Cross Training Partner in December 2014.  "Training Partner" means

I have my own business but I have my own financial account.  I have to follow the Red Cross protocol.  Red Cross courses are WSIB approved. Red Cross and I are responsbile of ensuring that my certificate is valid.

I teach first aid because I believe it is a life skill.  You can save your own life or someone else's life.  You never know when

you will need the skills.  Most people take this course because they are mandated to do so by their workplace/profession.

Practicing the skills is not only mandatory but it is the best way to remember what you have to do. In my class, you will get

lots of time to practice so that you will feel confident in your skills especially when you take the full course instead of the quick recert course.  Full course is taking the original course...slower pace and more practical time.  Quick recert course is more

fast-paced and you are expected to remember the is a quick review.  Quick recert course is not recommended for people who need more time to process the material and need more time to practice the skills.

I mainly teach at workplaces but I scheduled courses for the public as well.

For a workplace, please contact me at or call me at 613-840-5279 in order to arrange your private group course.  You may want to click on Scheduling Courses and Cancellation page first before contacting me. 


For individuals who need to take the course on his/her own, please click on Public Course and Schedule page and then find the course you need to take.  You can pay online by using the Pal Pal button in that section.  You do not have to join Pay Pal  when you want to pay with a credit card or debit. 

I am looking forward to teaching you.  Thanks for checking out my website.

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