Nanaimo First Aid is a training service provider located in Nanaimo, British Columbia that offers first aid certification from St Mark James. With classes held throughout the week at very flexible schedules, students have chosen Nanaimo First Aid time and time again. Rates at this training service provider can’t be beat.
Nanaimo First Aid
Prospective students can find a list of classes and schedules on the Nanaimo First Aid website. An on-line registration form is also available to sign up for the chosen program. Other ways to enrol include e-mails, telephone calls, and walk-ins during business hours in any of the facilities in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Nanaimo First Aid offers the cheapest possible rates for first aid certification in the area. Rates are paid in full during enrolment and are inclusive of taxes, certificates, and St Mark James training manuals. Full refunds are given to students who chose not to complete their enrolled program are entitled to a full refund of the fees, provided a 72-hour notice was given.
Standard first aid training lasts 16 hours and covers different emergency situations. Students are taught how to recognize and react to these different situations. Skills such as wound care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED) are part of the program curriculum. AEDs are machines that supply the heart with needed shock through pads attached to the chest.
Emergency first aid, a one day 8 hour course, is also available. Workplace emergency first aid training is available for participants that need awards that meet WorkSafe BC requirements.
CPR-only classes are available in three levels, lasting 4, 5, and 6 hours respectively. All CPR courses also include AED training.
Private instructors with hourly rates are also available at Nanaimo First Aid. They are all certified by St Mark James so you’re sure to get quality training. You can book them for training at home or at special events like conferences.
St Mark James Certification
To pass a class, a student is required to have complete attendance, 75 percent on the written exam, and good skill demonstration. Upon completion of any program, all students receive a certificate card from St Mark James. The certificate is valid for three years and can be renewed / re-certified through recertification programs. First aid recertification lasts 8 hours (for standard first aid) and includes CPR level C recertification.
Did You Know?
An asthma attack happens when the muscles in the airways spasm and swell. Because of this, the airways become narrow and the person has difficulty breathing. The most common triggers for an asthma attack as:
- Allergen (pollen, dust)
- A cold
- Cigarette smoke
- Very high or very low temperature
Diagnosed asthmatics typically carry around an inhaler for attacks or for maintenance. However, in the case of an attack, you can – as a first aid rescuer – be able to help the person use the inhaler, especially if its the first time the person is having an attack.