First Aid Training in Vancouver
Vancouver First Aid is one of the best workplace approved training providers in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) training in Vancouver. Trainees receive high quality education for the lowest rates in the area. High-end equipment and convenient locations are some of the reasons why Vancouver First Aid has become the popular choice among trainees. Training courses, stand-alone classes, private classes, and refresher courses are offered all throughout the week at varying schedules.
More information on classes offered by Vancouver First Aid can be found on the website. Click here to visit the Vancouver First Aid homepage.
About Vancouver First Aid
Training courses rates offered by Vancouver First Aid are among the lowest in the area. All rates are inclusive of taxes, certificates, and workplace approved registration fees. Trainees don’t have to worry about additional fees because all equipment and manuals used during the training are included in the initial enrolment fee. A full refund is also offered as long as a 72 hour notice is given. There is no doubt that you will get your money’s worth.
CPR training courses are divided into 3 levels: “A”, “C”, and “HCP”. AEDs are machines able to detect heart rhythms through pads attached to the chest and torso. All training levels are inclusive of training in basic first aid and AED, in accordance with the latest Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines set by the American Heart Association and workplace approved.
First-time trainees are introduced to updated BLS guidelines and pathways during CPR training. The 2010 BLS updates focused on a new pathway for performing CPR and AED after recognizing cardiac arrest. The techniques on proper CPR are also emphasized during training, since correct CPR performance has been shown to increase the survival rate of victims who suffered from cardiac arrest. One of the updates included in the latest BLS is a change in the pattern used during CPR.
For trainees who do not want to undergo the complete training course, stand-alone basic first aid and CPR and AED training classes are available. Stand-alone classes on food safety, fire hazards, and pet first aid, are just a few of the classes offered by Vancouver First Aid. Basic first training classes focus on skill development regarding emergency techniques such as simple bandaging and j-thrust (choking rescue) maneuvers. A variety of emergency situations are discussed during first aid lectures. A video demonstrating the j-thrust (choking rescue) can be seen below.
Though classes and training courses are offered at various schedules, including weekends, trainees who are still unable to find an available class can choose to enrol in a private course. Private classes are usually offered to big groups or companies who request a separate class for skill development and team building of employees, with a particular schedule.
Certification and Refresher Courses
All the training courses at Vancouver First Aid are overseen by the workplace approved and taught by workplace approved certified trainers. Trainees who are able to successful finish and pass a training courses are awarded a certificate for first aid, CPR, and AED, valid for 3 years. Expiring or near-expiry certificates may be renewed through refresher / re-certification courses, offered at least twice a week.
Prospective trainees can enrol in a variety of ways. An on-line application form is available above, detailing what training course or class you want to take and the schedule that you want. Enrolment may also be done through telephone call, e-mail, or walk-ins at the training center. Vancouver First Aid has a very dedicated and accommodating staff who will be sure to address all your needs and queries.
Did You Know?
Fractures occur when outside forces such a impact in a vehicular crash or fall cause bone to break. Closed fractures are breaks in the bone without injury to the skin. Open fractures are injuries to both the skin and bone.
- Assess the 5 Ps
- Cover any open wounds with clean dressing such as gauze or cloth
- Elevate injured limb
- Apply cold compress above or on the injured area (if its a closed fracture) to decrease pain and bleeding
- Immobilize injured body part
Sign up for a training course or class at Vancouver First Aid today!