Emergency First Aid/AED – Sports & Recreation

You work in a sport or recreational environment as coach, referee or as a volunteer in a sports team? You are therefore well-aware that incidents can quickly arise in this context, and know how important it is to promptly react in such an emergency situation.

Emergency First Aid, Lifesaving Society

The Lifesaving Society is the only organization that offers this comprehensive course, which has been developed in collaboration with the Conseil de médecine du sport du Québec. With this 8-hour training, you will quickly recognize abnormal signs and symptoms that can occur during sports and recreational activities, such as signs of a concussion. You will therefore be able to apply the necessary emergency measures and determine when the injured player is ready for a comeback.

Moreover, you will learn to provide basic treatments in order to immobilize an injury, to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and to administer epinephrin with an auto-injector. This course will also teach you how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult and on a child, and how to react in case of a respiratory emergency or a cardiac arrest.

This course can be adapted according to the type of sports or recreational environment in which the participants work.


Minimum time required

8 hours

Award validity

3 years

course content


Item 1 - First aid basic principles

Item 2 - Legal aspects of an intervention

Item 5 - Communicating with the EMS

Item 6 - Anatomy and physiology

Item 7 - Prehospital assessment

Item 8 - Primary assessment


Item 10 - Chain of Survival™

Item 11 - Resuscitation techniques – Adult and child

Item 12 - Airway obstruction – Conscious adult and child

Item 13 - Airway obstruction – Unconscious adult and child

Item 14 - Rescue breathing complications

Item 15 - AED operation

Item 16 - Two-rescuer CPR and AED


Item 17 - Shock / fainting

Item 19a - Cardiovascular emergencies

Item 19b - Respiratory emergencies


Item 21 - Bleeding


Item 24a - Prevention in sports and recreational settings – Prevention 

Item 24b - Prevention in sports and recreational settings – Intervention 


Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux : Administrating epinephrine for acute anaphylactic type allergic reactions: People known to be allergic – 1.5 hour.