The major Canadian first aid and CPR providers offer several other first aid courses other than standard first aid. Participants have the option of selecting from courses such as emergency first aid, childcare first aid, and stand-alone CPR courses. This page will quickly outline the different options candidates have when choosing a first aid or CPR class.
Emergency First Aid and CPR:
This course is completed in 8 to 10 hours and includes half of the course content of a standard first aid course. This course is one of the most popular basic first aid courses offered through the Canadian St Mark James, Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and St. Johns Ambulance. Re-certification courses are available for emergency first aid. Participants can select either CPR level “A”, “B” or “C” to partner with the course. Typically CPR level “A” comes standard with the course.
Childcare First Aid and CPR:
The childcare first aid program is offered only through St Mark James. Participants have the option of selecting either emergency or standard childcare first aid certification. Emergency childcare first aid is an 8 to 10-hour course and standard childcare first aid is an 18-hour course. Both courses offer almost the same content as a standard first aid course, however, with emergency childcare first aid being only an 8 to 10-hour course it is arguably one of the most intensive courses available. Both courses come standard with CPR level “B” and participants can not opt for any other level of CPR training. Re-certification courses are not available for childcare first aid.
Stand-alone CPR courses:
Participants that need only CPR training can take stand-alone CPR and AED courses. Participants can choose either CPR level “A”, “C” or “HCP”. CPR level “A” is the most basic course which teaches participants CPR skills for rescuing adult and child victims. It is a 3 to the 4-hour course. CPR level “C” includes all of the components of CPR level “A” but adds skills and training for rescuing infant victims. CPR level “C” takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete. CPR level “C” for health care providers, also known as CPR “HCP”, is a 6-hour course that includes all of the components from the previously mentioned CPR levels. Participants will also learn two-person rescues with more advanced equipment and CPR techniques for suspected spinal injury victims. Re-certification courses are available for CPR level “C” and CPR level “C” for health care providers. Participants must re-take CPR level “A” to renew certification.
Regardless of what first aid and CPR level you need our training partners located throughout Canada to offer all of the above-mentioned courses. To register for a course select the locations to tab from the main or side menu and then select your location from the selection on the page.