First Aid and CPR Courses in Vancouver

First Aid and CPR Courses in Vancouver

First Aid and CPR Courses in Vancouver

Customers that need basic or advanced first aid and CPR training in Vancouver should register with Vancouver First Aid Ltd. This St Mark James training provider has been a leader in safety, food safe, first aid, CPR and AED training in the Lower Mainland since 2008. Training centres are located in down-town Vancouver, East Vancouver, Surrey Newton and Whalley. Courses are offered in convenient locations with comfortable and clean classrooms. Instructors are experienced, professional and friendly. A variety of courses are available including standard, childcare and emergency first aid. CPR “only” classes are also available for individuals that do not need any first aid certification. CPR is available in three level’s: “A”, “C” and “HCP”. Participants that need first aid certification that meets WorkSafe BC requirements can attend workplace emergency first aid (WEFA) training which is a 8 hour course that is equivalent to OFA level 1. Re-certification classes are available for individuals that have current certificates and are looking to renew. Individuals that work in food handling, storing and preparing industry can register for food safe level 1 or level 2 training. To register for any of these above mentioned courses or for more information click the link below or complete the registration form.

Additional information on classes and schedules can be found on the Vancouver First Aid website.

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Contact Information

  • Main Training Center Location – 1773 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Contact Number – 778.709.9180
  • Email address: info@vancouverfirstaid.ca
  • Website address: http://vancouverfirstaid.ca

The main training center is located near public transportation, and within walking distance to restaurants and shops. The location can be seen using the map below.


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Types of First Aid and CPR Training Courses

Vancouver First Aid offers CPR “only” training courses which are offered in 3 levels: “A”, “C”, and “HCP”. AED training is included in all levels of training. A mandatory component of all CPR classes is training in the use of AED’s.  AED trainers are provided in all workplace approved courses to give participants that opportunity to practice using these machines with hands-on training.

Compressions and defibrillation are used when rescuing victims of cardiac arrest so skill development in both CPR and AED is the main training focus in the CPR course. The trainees are also introduced to the Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines of the American Heart Association. Changes in techniques and pathways are the highlight of the 2010 BLS guidelines used in the CPR training courses.

Basic first aid classes are focused on skill development in various first aid skills. One of the most popular topics taught in the basic first aid classes is choking hazards. The trainees are trained in executing choking rescues properly, for adults, children, infants, and pregnant women. The lecture starts with identifying signs that a person is choking; the universal sign for choking is seen below and is emphasized during the basic first aid class, before continuing to a combination of abdominal thrusts and back blows.

Helping a Choking Victim

Universal sign for choking

Trainees who are able to complete a training course are awarded workplace approved certificates, valid for three years throughout Canada. Renewal of near-expiry certificates are available through refresher courses offered at all training locations multiple times per week.

Popular courses offered with this provider are as follows:

  • Standard first aid, CPR level “A”, “C” or “HCP” and AED – This is a workplace approved training course that takes two days to complete. Re-certifications are available for this course.
  • Emergency first aid, CPR level “A”, “C” or “HCP” and AED – This is a one day workplace approved course that teaches basic CPR and first aid rescues.
  • Emergency childcare first aid and CPR level “B” and AED – This one day intensive first aid course teaches participants emergency rescues to manage for child and infant victims. This is the only course that offers CPR level “B” training which teaches CPR rescues for child and infant victims only.
  • Workplace emergency first aid (WEFA) – This course, popular only in BC, meets OFA level 1 requirements and is workplace approved certification that is valid for 3 years. Strict attendance requirements are necessary to successfully complete this course.

Cost of Courses

The following is a list of major courses and the costs offered by Vancouver First Aid Ltd. All costs include taxes, certificates and workplace approved registration fees. Training equipment and manuals are also included in the rates below.

  • Standard First Aid, CPR and AED – 134.99
  • Standard Childcare First Aid, CPR and AED – 130.00
  • Emergency Childcare First Aid, CPR and AED – 79.99
  • Emergency First Aid, CPR and AED – 79.99
  • CPR level “HCP” and AED – 64.99
  • CPR level “C” and AED – 59.99
  • CPR level “A” and AED – 49.99

Should a trainee be unable to complete a training course, full refunds are given as long as the trainee provides a 72-hour notice.

WorkSafe BC and Workplace Approved Instructors

Vancouver First Aid hires only the best course instructors to teach all the workplace approved classes and refresher courses. Vancouver First Aid instructors are known to be very experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly. Don’t hesitate to approach them should you have any problems with the course material or need clarification.

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Medication Administration

Trainees enrolled in a workplace approved first aid training course will learn the legalities and complications involved in medication administration. Medication administration should only be done by professional health care providers such as nurses and doctors. Rescuers should only assist a patient with taking medication if he or she is conscious and specifically asks for your help. They should ensure that the medication has been prescribed to the patient, as well as the dose and route on the bottle.

Six Rights of Medication Admnistration

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