First Aid - Emergency

COVID-19 notes

October 19, 2020

First aid training sessions have been scheduled. These sessions are only open to employees that are currently working on campus for at least 14-16 hours/week. More sessions will be scheduled if and when these sessions fill up.

Participants will be expected to wear masks at all times unless otherwise directed by the instructor. The room and training materials will be sanitized before and after each session. Participants will not be allowed to eat their lunch in the training room, but consuming beverages is allowed. Participants will be allowed to lower their masks to drink but must raise their mask after each sip.


This classroom training session educates attendees in emergency level first aid and CPR. Certificates are normally valid for 3 years from the date issued.

Who should take this course?

This training is open to all main campus University of Waterloo employees.

Courses are supported from a University wide fund for no more than 10% of Faculty/Staff in a department. Costs for additional persons to be trained in first aid and specially arranged courses are the responsibility of that department.

Training content

Learn how to treat common injuries and health conditions.

  • Preparing to respond
  • EMS system
  • Check, call, care procedure
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care

More information

Delivery Course ID Duration Sessions
Classroom Emergency First Aid (SO1038) 8 hours Scheduled Sessions
Scheduling note: Emergency First Aid is offered four times each year (November, December, May and June). November and December dates will be posted by October 16th, and May and June dates will be posted by April 16th.