Nanaimo First Aid is a top tier service provider of certification and recertification programs for first aid training. Students can choose from a large selection of available classes and schedules – all offered at the cheapest rates. All of the classes at this provider are taught by St Mark James certified instructors in high end training facilities in British Columbia.
The Nanaimo First Aid website has a complete list of available classes, rates, and schedules. Visit the site and enrol today!
Enrolment and rates
Enrolment is quick and hassle-free through the registration form on the website. Students can also sign up for a program through e-mail, telephone call, or walk-in during business hours in any of the facilities.
Rates are very affordable, the cheapest in the city. Rates are inclusive of taxes, certification fees, and St Mark James training manuals. These are paid in full during enrolment so students don’t have to worry about tuition while training.
First aid training programs are very comprehensive, with schedules held throughout the week. The course is 14-16 hours long in total. The course curriculum is very comprehensive, focused on basic first aid for a variety of emergency situations and injuries. Students learn how to recognize and react to situations requiring first aid.
Popular topics include wound care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED). AEDs are machines that supply the heart with needed shock through pads on the chest.
Big groups of trainees or students with scheduling problems can opt for private courses. Instructors can also be booked for special training at home or for events like workshops and conferences. They have different rates and schedules so send an e-mail or give a call to inquire about them.
Certificate cards are awarded to students who are able to pass the exam. To pass, a student is required to have complete attendance, good demonstration of skills. Wall-mount certificates are available upon request. The certificates are only valid for three years but are renewable through recertification programs.
First aid recertification is 6-8 hours long, held twice a week, and includes CPR level C recertification.
Did You Know?
Signs and symptoms of a stroke
A stroke happens when a vessel delivering blood and oxygen to the heart becomes blocked or starts to bleed. Less blood is then delivered to the brain tissue, causing damage and – during prolonged time without oxygen – death. The following signs and symptoms occur in the presence of a stroke.
- Weakness and numbness down one side of the body
- Vision problems, usually in one eye
- Sudden, severe headache or headache persisting over several days
- Dizziness, sudden changes in level of consciousness
Risk factors for a stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high fat diet.