Lifesaving Society First Aid awards are offered by thousands of
Affiliate Members across the country, and often used as a First Aid
employment standard. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Society's
Standard First Aid certification is recognized under the
Occupational Health and Safety Act for workplace first aid training
requirements. No water required: use Lifesaving Society first aid
awards to train your non-aquatic staff - playground, camp,
maintenance - as well as the general public.
First Aid Training
Learn to deal with injuries and medical emergencies at
home, work or play. The Lifesaving Society offers three levels
- Basic First Aid
- Emergency First Aid
- Standard First Aid
The Lifesaving Society also offers:
- Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
- Anaphylaxis Rescuer
Update to CPR and First Aid Guidelines
Every five years, the International Liaison Committee on
Resuscitation reviews the latest science on first aid and
resuscitation and updates treatment recommendations as necessary.
The latest changes were released in October 2015. The Lifesaving
Society and its fellow national training agencies reviewed the
recommendations and agreed upon a consistent interpretation and
consensus in the guidelines for Canada.
There are no major changes and nothing that affects the
Society's test items or "Must Sees." There are a variety of
"tweaks" and some new information, but importantly, there are no
changes to the resuscitation standards for drowning victims. Your
existing training remains effective in saving lives.
The Society has revised its literature. Click here for a summary of changes.
Read the First Aid "What's New" summary for
Lifesaving Society instructors, lifeguards and