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First Aid

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 New Brunswick, the Society's Workplace 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 of training:

  • Basic First Aid
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Workplace Standard First Aid

The Lifesaving Society also offers:

  • CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Anaphylaxis Rescuer

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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 is revising its literature. Click here for a summary of changes.

Read the First Aid "What's New" summary for Lifesaving Society instructors, lifeguards and affiliates.