First Aid training in Kelowna

First aid, CPR, AED, food safe and safety training programs have become increasingly popular in Canada, being offered left and right by different providers. St. Mark James Training has more than twenty training locations throughout the country, with one of them located in Kelowna, British Columbia. We offer different cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid, and safety courses for very affordable rates and fees.

Details about signing up

St. Mark James Training Kelowna offers trainees different ways to sign up for programs. There is an online application form available 24/7 that prospective trainees can use. The staff also encourages students to enrol in person or through e-mail or telephone call.

AED trainer with pads for adults

AED trainer with pads for adults

CPR, first aid, and safety training

St. Mark James Training Kelowna has more than 20 healthcare training programs available. They focus on different topics, primarily on CPR, first aid, and safety/awareness.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid

The CPR and first aid programs are the most popular certification programs available. Full training programs (standard courses) take two days and include both CPR and first aid training. Shorter emergency programs compress the program into one day. For studnets who want to study CPR and AED training only, stand-alone programs are offered as well.

  • Standard CPR (with first aid) – 2 day program, 14-16 hrs.
  • Emergency CPR (with first aid) – 1 day program, 6-8 hrs.
  • Standard Child Care CPR (with first aid) – 2 day program, 16-20 hrs.
  • Emergency Child Care CPR (with first aid) – 1 day, 8 hrs.
  • Stand-alone CPR A (general public) – 4 hours, CPR for adult victims
  • Stand-alone CPR C (general public) – 5 hours, CPR for adult and pediatric victims
  • Stand-alone CPR HCP (healthcare providers) – 6 hours, CPR C for HCPs

What is CPR training?

CPR training teaches students how to perform 1-person rescue for victims of cardiac arrest. Basic CPR skills that are taught and honed in a CPR program are chest compressions, rescue breaths, and defibrillation. Training defibrillators (AEDs) are used during the training program. First aid is a part of all the standard programs, and focus on management of common injuries and emergencies such as bleeding, sprains, and concussions.

Bag valve mask for adults

Bag valve mask for adults

Safety awareness

There are several safety awareness programs offered by St. Mark James Training Kelowna. Some courses are offered on-line and some at the training facility (in-house training courses).

  • Food safety and handling (in-house)
  • WHMIS – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (on-line)
  • TDG – Transport of Dangerous Goods (on-line)
  • Fire hazards (on-line)
  • H2S alive – hydrogen sulfide alive/awareness (available both in-house and on-line)

Certification

Certification received from the CPR and first aid training programs have a validity of three years. The in-house H2S alive program also has certification valid for three years. While the food safety and handling course certificate does not have an expiration, students are required to update the certificate every five years. All on-line courses have certification with no expiry.

Re-certification programs are available for all the programs as well, except for Stand-alone CPR A. Listed below are the class hours for the re-certification courses.

  • Standard CPR (with first aid) – 6-8 hrs.
  • Emergency CPR (with first aid) – 4-6 hrs.
  • Standard Child Care CPR (with first aid) – 8-9 hrs.
  • Emergency Child Care CPR (with first aid) – 6-8 hrs.
  • Stand-alone CPR C (general public) – 4 hrs.
  • Stand-alone CPR HCP (healthcare providers) – 4 hrs.