Discipline Specific - Advanced First Aid/Emergency Medical Responder Instructor

This program is designed for individuals who are wanting to teach the Red Cross Advanced First Aid (80 hr) or Emergency Medical Responder Program. This course will also include the instructor status for First Responder, Basic Life Support CPR, Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy Instructor Level.

hdgContent

The following items are covered in this Discipline Specific - Advanced First Aid/Emergency Medical Responder Instructor class:

  • The following items are covered in this Discipline Specific - Basic Life Support Instructor class:
  • (all components will be focused on the Advanced First Aid/EMR Instructor/Participant programs)
  • Understanding the Learner
  • My Teaching Toolkit
  • Bringing the Course to Life
  • Micro-teaching

hdgDuration

Classroom Component (14 hrs 30 min)

hdgPrerequisites

The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Completion of an Advanced First Aid or Emergency Medical Responder Skills Assessment within the last 60 days.
  • Completion of the Fundamentals of Instruction in the past 6 months.
  • ** if you are a current Red Cross Instructor: you will not be required to complete the Fundamentals of Instruction. Please submit your Instructor certification along with the Canadian workplace approved Advanced First Aid or Emergency Medical Responder certification for this exemption.

hdgDescription

This is the Discipline Specific component in the Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development Pathway for individuals who would like to teach: Advanced First Aid (80 hr) or Emergency Medical Responder Programs. ThisAdvanced First Aid/EMR Instructor also includes the First Responder, Basic Life Support CPR, Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy Instructor Level.

Red Cross has set a class minimum of 4 confirmed candidates. All course materials will be available for pick up from our course location 7 days prior. If you'd like them shipped there will be an additional fee.


Each candidate at the completion of this component in the Instructor Development Pathway will be required to complete the online Teach Experience Program and complete a Teach Experience at the Advanced First Aid or EMR with a Teach Experience Supervisor. AHASTI does offer one scheduled date for this option at no charge. Any changes to this scheduled date after confirmation, maybe subject to additional fees.

Do you have questions? Please reach out Sheila at sheila@ahasti.ca

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Emergency Medical Responder Instructor (please be aware that if you only hold the Advanced First Aid participant level you will not be permitted to teach the EMR level) Valid for 3 years.

hdgAdditional Information

To maintain certification once competed, each instructor will be required to teach a minimum of 3 Canadian Red Cross courses in 3 years with one being at the Advanced First Aid or EMR level.

Alberta Instructors only - please know that you will have to teach 2 workplace approved first aid courses per year. The courses are Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Advanced First Aid or recertifications at these levels. If you are not certified to teach the Emergency or Standard First Aid then you will be required to teach 2 Advanced First Aid course per year to qualify for a recertification.

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