First Aid Requirements for Pharmacists

As a requirement under the Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists, all pharmacists who provide patient care must maintain up-to-date certifications in CPR and first aid, equivalent to the St. John Ambulance or Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (Level C).

Up-to-date certifications in CPR and first aid, equivalent to the St. John Ambulance or Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (Level C) are also a requirement for pharmacists who administer injections.

The College does not approve or specify any particular CPR or first aid program. Pharmacists must determine if the course they take will provide training that is equivalent to the St. John Ambulance or Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (Level C). Check with the course provider for details.