High School
First Responder Teams

Equivalency

Here you will find information related to the equivalency of the HSFRT training program compared to other first aid programs that are available to the public.

The High School First Responder training is conducted by industry professionals working in the Emergency Medical Services.  Program content has been reviewed and approved by Dr. C. Lewis, Medical Director, Alberta Health Services EMS North Zone.  (See Dr. Lewis’s Confirmation Letter) Our responders follow the treatment Medical Control Protocols (MCP’s) established for our provincial Medical First Responder’s (MFR’s).

TopicEmergency First AidStandard First AidHSFRT TrainingAdvanced First Aid
Instructional Hours6.5 Hours13 Hours32 Hours75 Hours
Emergency Scene Management ✓ ✓
Shock, Unconsciousness, Fainting ✓
Breathing Emergencies – Adult Casualty ✓
Wound Care ✓ ✓
Cardiovascular Emergencies and One-Rescuer, Adult CPR (Heart & Stroke Heartsaver Course) ✓ ✓
Cardiovascular Emergencies with One-and-Two-Rescuer, Adult CPR (Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support)
Secondary Survey
Bone and Joint Injuries of Upper and Lower Limbs, Muscle Strains
Head, Spinal and Pelvic Injuries
Medical Conditions
Heat and Cold Emergencies
Triage – Multiple Casualty Management
Rescue and Transportation
Oxygen Administration
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Emergency Childbirth and Miscarriage
Advanced Splinting and Multiple Common Splints
Advanced Head and Spinal Injury Care

 

First Aid courses teach a rapid body survey "looking for anything out of the ordinary" The High School First Responder Team members conduct their patient assessment survey based on a 180 point criteria developed by the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) committee, the same survey used by EMR's, EMT's and Paramedics in Alberta.

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