First Aid Training in Grande Prairie

First aid certification is now a breeze with Grande Prairie First Aid. Offering top of the line first aid training programs for very affordable prices, there is no better choice than this provider. First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is available at very flexible schedules; classes are even available during evenings and weekends. Finding a schedule for training is easy with Grande Prairie First Aid.

Key chain pocket mask (barrier device)

Key chain pocket mask (barrier device)

Grande Prairie First Aid training

First aid training programs at this provider are 2-day courses, running for 14-16 hours in total. There are different topics included in the first aid program curriculum, focusing on basic CPR and first aid skills. Most of the trainees who sign up for this program are employees who are required by their workplaces to get basic first aid certification.

The typical program syllabus covers the following topics:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Injuries to the spine and nervous system
  • Basic skills like bandaging and splinting

There are special CPR-only classes available with this provider as well. Students have to choose one category from the following: CPR A, CPR C, and HCP. CPR A only teaches adult CPR while CPR C teaches both adult and pediatric CPR. CPR HCP is the same as CPR C, but the curriculum is more advanced and targeted towards health care professionals and workers. These are 4, 5, and 6 hours long respectively.

Using an asthma inhaler with a spacer

Using an asthma inhaler with a spacer

Certificates

Certificate cards that are wallet-sized are awarded to students who are able to complete a training program. Any certificate given by St Mark James expires after three years so students need to keep them valid (for another three years) through a recertification program. Recertification programs are only available to rescuers with certificates that are still valid.

Recertification for first aid runs for 6-8 hours while recertification for CPR runs for 4 hours (only available for CPR C and HCP).

Enrolment and paying of fees

The following as possible ways students can use to sign up for a program:

  • Internet – application on the website
  • Internet – e-mail
  • Telephone (business hours only)
  • In person (business hours only)

All of these methods are highly encouraged by the Grande Prairie First Aid staff. Fees are also settled during enrolment, with no more additional expenses paid after training. The total fees cover everything that a student needs to pay during training:

  • Tuition and tax
  • Manual
  • Certificate
  • Registration with St Mark James

Students who drop out of a program are entitled to a full reimbursement of the fees, as long as the staff of the provider was informed at least three days beforehand.

Did You Know?

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