Rescue Divers

Primary Care for the Workplace - Adult CPR + AED + First Aid

Courses follow Guidelines 2005 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and emergency cardio-pulmonary care standards set by the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care for Adults in a workplace setting through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise. Primary Care for the Workplace - Adult CPR + AED + First Aid skills taught in this course:

  • Scene Safety Assessment
  • Universal Precautions - Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use
  • Secondary Care

Secondary Care (First Aid)

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) builds on the skills learned in the Primary Care CPR & AED classes and covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.


Secondary Skills taught in this course:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

Students are taught to recognize and treat:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Bruises
  • Burns (Fire, Electrical & Chemical)
  • Cuts & Scrapes
  • Dental Injuries
  • Diabetic-related problems
  • Dislocations & Fractures
  • Eye Injuries
  • Frostbite
  • Heat Exhaustion & Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect Stings & Animal Bites
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Sprains and Strains
  • First Aid Kit Assembly
  • Use of the Illness & Injury Assessment Record Sheet