- Heart & Stroke Standard First Aid course must be successfully completed within one year prior of taking NAIT's Medical First Responder . CPRS500 - Heart and Stroke Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C
What to Expect
The Medical First Responder program covers 80 hours of coursework that will provide you with basic life support knowledge and skills, along with realistic experience in emergency situations. These classes are a combination of theory and practical hands-on training.
The MFR courses will also teach you other important knowledge, including
- Medical and trauma emergencies
- Patient assessment
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Automated external defibrillation
- Basic airway management
- Spinal and bone fracture immobilization
- Basic anatomy and physiology of the human body
- Lifting and moving patients
- Workplace safety and legislation
Classroom & Study Hours
The MFR program is offered during the evening. For every hour spent in class, students can anticipate spending an additional one to three hours completing self-study.
Graduates of this program will find paid or volunteer work in fire rescue service and industrial settings. As an MFR, you will be able to provide basic, pre-hospital care and life support to the sick and injured.