Enrolling in first aid training in Nanaimo First Aid is very easy and hassle-free. Prospective students can choose from a variety of first aid and CPR courses and stand-alone CPR classes held at various schedules throughout the week. All classes are taught and overseen by instructors certified by St Mark James so students can rest assured they’re receiving the best training possible.
You can find a complete list of available classes at the Nanaimo First Aid website. After you’ve chosen a course, enrolment can be completed through e-mail, telephone call, or walk-in during business hours in any of the training centers in Nanaimo.
Nanaimo First Aid
First aid training
First aid training at Nanaimo First Aid covers basic EMS training (emergency medical services), wound care, and CPR and AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation). AEDs are machines that are attached to the chest and apply shock needed to restart the heart. Students learn how to deal with different injuries that can compromise circulation and oxygenation. First aid training programs last 14 – 16 hours.
Stand-alone classes for CPR and AED are available in three levels, lasting four, five, and six hours respectively. CPR level A and C is catered to trainees that want to learn CPR rescues for lay rescuers, while CPR level HCP is for health care professionals in the hospital setting. Students are taught to use barrier devices and bag valve masks, as well as AED machines.
Nanaimo First Aid also has private instructors who can be booked for training at home or for special events like conferences. All instructors are certified by St Mark James. Just send an e-mail or give a call in to inquire about booking private training.
To pass a training program, the student has to have complete attendance, 75 percent at least on the written exam, and good skill return demonstration. Once the program is passed, a certificate card from St Mark James is awarded to the student. Wall mount certificates are optional. These certificates are valid for three years.
Recertification programs for standard first aid training are available twice a week and last 8 hours. The certification program for first aid includes CPR level C recertification.
Nanaimo First Aid has the cheapest course rates for all available classes. Rates are paid in full during enrolment and are inclusive of taxes, certification fees, and workplace approved training manuals. There are no additional expenses beyond the enrolment fees.
Students who drop out and are able to give a 72-hour notice beforehand are entitled to full refunds.
Did You Know?
Basic first aid: Circulation-Airway-Breathing
Airway: clear airway
- Before giving rescue breaths (trained rescuers), open the mouth by tilting the head (if the victim has not experienced neck or spine injuries from a fall) and thrusting the jaw downwards.
- Check for normal breathing in not more than 10 seconds. Check chest rise and fall and normal breath sounds. Gasping is NOT normal breathing.
- Being mouth-to-mouth breathing or mouth-to-nose (if victim has a mouth injury).