Receive the best cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training in British Columbia from Nanaimo First Aid. Classes are held at various schedules throughout the week, the most number of classes offered in the area. Rates are hard to compete with because they are so affordable, the cheapest in the area. Visit the Nanaimo First Aid website and enrol today!
Nanaimo First Aid
Rates are inclusive of taxes, certificates, and workplace approved training manuals. These fees are paid in full during enrolment so students don’t have to worry about additional expenses while training. Students who are unable to complete a course are entitled to a full refund of the fees, provided a 72-hour notice given.
Prospective students can find a complete list of available classes on the Nanaimo First Aid website. A registration form on the site can also be used for enrolment and signing up for a training program.
First aid training programs are very comprehensive, covering a list of first aid skills and injuries that require them. Students learn how to perform wound care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED). AEDs are machines that supply the heart with needed electrical shock through pads on the chest.
Stand-alone CPR/AED classes are also available. Students can choose from three different levels (A, C, and HCP). These levels are 4, 5, and 6 hours long respectively.
Certificate cards from St Mark James are awarded to students upon passing a class. Complete attendance, good demonstration of skills, and at least 75 percent on the written exam are needed to pass. Students can also request wall-mount certification.
Certificates are renewable within every three years through recertification programs. Recertification is available twice a week, 8 hours long for first aid, inclusive of CPR level C recertification.
Students can sign up for private courses if they have problems with scheduling. Instructors (all certified by St Mark James) can also be booked for special training at home, workshops, and conferences. Send an e-mail or give a call to inquire about booking private training.
Did You Know?
In the case of a snake bite, first aid rescuers should remember the following:
- Keep the victim calm.
- Immobilize the affected area and advise victim to not move around to prevent increasing blood flow and making the poison spread.
- Remove any jewelry and loosen clothing around the affected area.
- Position the bite at a level below the heart.
- Clean the wound with a clean piece of cloth or gauze. Do not flush it with water.
- Cover wound with clean, dry dressing.
- Splint the affected area.
- Do not use a tourniquet or apply ice to area.
- Do not cut the wound.
- Do not take any caffeine or alcohol.
- Remember the snake’s description.