Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training is not an easy feat. A lot of training providers can be found throughout Canada but finding one that offers quality certification is rare. St. Mark James Training Winnipeg not only provides quality certification but also quality programs that allow students to learn the best CPR and first aid skills in the country. Training programs are available all through the week (that includes the weekends, and sometimes evenings), with private classes available upon request. If ever you have problems with scheduling, just inform the St. Mark James Training staff.
Enrolment is very simple and hassle-free. Different methods are made available to trainees, in order to give them the ultimate comfort in in choosing and signing up for a program. Other easy ways to sign up are through e-mail, telephone, and in person during regular operating hours.
Getting trained in CPR
Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is offered in a one-day or two-day program at St. Mark James Training in Winnipeg. All of the programs, except for stand-alone classes, include basic training of first aid skills on top of teaching first aid CPR rescue. Basic first aid skills include teaching students how to correctly give chest compressions and rescue breaths. The use of defibrillators is also taught to trainees, focusing on correct AED pad placement and the amount electricity used per shock.
CPR and First Aid training is available in standard and emergency programs. The standard program is finished in 14-16 hours over two days while the emergency program is finished in 6.5-8 hours over 1 day. Re-certification is 6-8 hours and 4-6 hours respectively. The curriculum is basically the same, with the emergency program compressing it into a single session. CPR and first aid training teach students how to recognize and respond to a victim of cardiac arrest. 1-person rescue is taught in these programs, as well as some basic skills such as wound care.
Similarly, Child Care CPR and First Aid program is also available in standard and emergency, lasting one and two days respectively. Child Care programs cover the basic skills for CPR and first aid but showcase the difference between using them on adults and on children. Infant CPR is different from giving CPR to younger children. These are all highlighted in the child care programs. The standard program is 16-20 hours over 2 days and the emergency program is 8 hours over 1 day. Re-certification is 8-9 and 6-8 hours respectively.
Food safety and safety and awareness
St. Mark James Training in Winnipeg teaches students how to correctly handle food and edible animal/plant products top prevent the spread of microorganisms that can cause health problems. If you work in a food establishment or handle food on a regular basis, you will most likely be required to get food safe certification. The food safe certificate received from us has no expiration but has to be updated or upgraded every 5 years to keep it valid.
Several safety and awareness programs are also available, focused on prevention of hazards and management of any injuries that may result from them. These programs are:
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) – usually taken with WHMIS
- Fire hazards
- Hydrogen sulfide awareness