Why study first aid training?
First aid training is one of the most highly requested healthcare programs in Edmonton today. Healthcare training programs were typically taken by people working in healthcare or studying it but today, general public programs are being offered by providers all over the country.
Being trained in first aid is one of the responsibilities everybody has. Knowing how to perform a first aid skill can mean the difference between life and death for someone. Everybody should have basic lifesaving skills such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation ), wound care, bandaging, and the like. Even enrolling in a safety and awareness program will be able to help prevent and manage potential hazards in the home in workplace.
What programs are available?
St. Mark James Training in Edmonton holds training programs all throughout the week at various schedules. Sometimes, there are classes available during evenings and weekends if trainees request them or the regular program schedule cannot accommodate all the trainees. There are two kinds of training offered at this provider: CPR/first aid and safety/awareness.
CPR and first aid courses
There are 5 programs underneath this category. Four out of five are CPR/first aid courses while one is a stand-alone CPR program.
- Standard First Aid and CPR is a two day course that is 14-16 hours long. This program is designed for trainees who need training for work and school requirements or simply want to learn more about managing different injuries/emergencies. Re-certification is 6-8 hours.
- Emergency First Aid and CPR is a program that runs for 6.5 to 8 hours over 1 day. Similar to the standard first aid and CPR program, this teaches the latest techniques and guidelines in first aid and CPR. Re-certification is 4-6 hours.
- CPR/AED has three levels of training available: A, C, and HCP, lasting 4-6 hours long. A and C are general public programs while HCP is for healthcare providers. Re-certification is available for levels C and HCP, 4 hours.
- Emergency Child Care First Aid and CPR is a one-day, 8 hour program that gives an overview on childcare first aid and CPR. It focuses on injuries and illnesses common in children. Re-certification is 6-8 hours.
- Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR is a two-day, 16-20 hour program that teaches trainees how manage a variety of injuries and emergencies common in children. Re-certification is available, 8-9 hours long.
Trainees who complete any of the programs receive completion certificates valid for 3 years.
Safety and awareness programs
There are a few on-line and in-house safety programs offered by St. Mark James Training Edmonton. The on-line programs offer certification that does not expire, while in-house training certificate validity depends on the program.
- Food safety and handling is an in-house course that runs over two days. The certificates for this program do not expire but updates are recommended every 5 years at least.
- Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) awareness/alive
- WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
- TDG (Transport of Dangerous Goods)
- H2S awareness
- Fire hazards
Students can only qualify for re-certification courses if the certificate they have is still valid. Expired certificates are not honored at St. Mark James Training Edmonton. If you’re certificate has expired, you will have to retake the entire training program.