Standard First Aid/AED – Sports & Recreation

You work in a sport or recreational environment as coach, referee or as a volunteer in a sports team? Knowing advanced first aid techniques can prove to be a major asset in case you need to assume a prehospital medical care provider role during an emergency situation.

Standard First Aid, Société de sauvetage

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. In 16 hours, you will deepen your knowledge of various topics, such as clinical evaluation of a victim and the treatments to apply in case of priority emergency (respiratory emergency, cardiovascular emergency, cardiopulmonary arrest, etc.) and secondary emergency (convulsions, problems related to glycemia, environmental problems, etc.). Moreover, you will learn to use an automated external defibrilator (AED), to administer epinephrin using an autoinjector and to proceed to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult, child or infant. Numerous others topics are developed, such as how to treat wounds, various injuries, burns and allergic reactions, and how to care for a victim in shock.

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

Minimum time required

16 hours

Award validity

3 years

Course content


Item 1 - First aid basic principles

Item 2 - Anatomy and physiology

Item 3 - Legal aspects of intervention 

Item 4 - Transport of injured victim

Item 6 - Communication with the emergency response services

Item 7 - Prehospital assessment

Item 8 - Primary assessment

Item 9 - Secondary assessment


Item 10 - Chain of Survival™

Item 11 - Resuscitation techniques – Adult, child and infant

Item 12 - Airway obstruction – Conscious adult, child and infant

Item 13 - Airway obstruction – Unconscious adult, child and infant

Item 14 - Rescue breathing complications or specific situations

Item 15 - AED functions and knowhow 

Item 16 - AED protocol for one and two rescuers


Item 17 - Shock / fainting

Item 18 - Convulsions and diabetic problems

Item 19a - Cardiovascular emergencies

Item 19b - Respiratory emergencies

Item 19c - Intoxication / poisoning

Item 19d - Abdominal pains


Item 20a - Problems due to the cold

Item 20b - Problems due to the heat

Item 20c - Burns

Item 20d - Electrocution


Item 21 - Bleeding

Item 22 - Head and spinal injuries 

Item 23a - Musculo-skeletal injuries – Upper limbs

Item 23b - Musculo-skeletal injuries – Lower limbs

Item 23c - Soft tissue injuries

Item 23d - Thoracic wounds

Item 23e - Facial wounds


Item 24a - Sport & Recreation - Prevention

Item 24b - Sport & Recreation – 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.