The best St Mark James certification programs for first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) are offered by Ottawa First Aid. Trainees can choose from a large selection of classes and programs, with full courses, stand-alone classes, private classes, and refresher courses available throughout the week for enrolment. All classes are offered at the lowest rates in the area, with no additional expenses during the entirety of the training period.
You can contact Ottawa First Aid through this link. A complete list of classes and schedules can be found on the Ottawa First Aid website as well.
Enrolment and registration
Prospective trainees can complete their enrolment through the on-line application form on the Ottawa First Aid website or via e-mail. Ottawa First Aid’s very welcoming staff also encourage trainees to complete their enrolment via telephone call or walk-ins at the training centres during business hours.
Rates are among the lowest in Ottawa. Enrolment fees are inclusive of taxes, certificates, and St Mark James registration fees. Training manuals and equipment are also included in the fees. Trainees who are unable to complete a training course are entitled to a full refund, provided a 72-hour notice is given. Freebies such as free pocket mask key chains are given to trainees as a bonus.
CPR/AED training courses
CPR/AED training programs are offered in three levels: “A”, “C”, and “HCP”.
All training levels are inclusive of basic first aid and AED training. Trainees can also opt for stand-alone CPR/AED or first aid classes if they do not want to enrol in the full training course. Private classes are also offered to trainees with scheduling problems and cannot enrol in any of the regular class schedules. Private classes are usually taken by big groups or companies.
Basic first aid classes are very comprehensive and cover different emergency situations and skills. Popular topics include choking, burn, and bleeding management. First aid classes also include food safety and food borne illness discussions.
St Mark James Certification
Trainees who are able to complete a training course are awarded a St Mark James certificate for first aid, CPR, and AED training, valid for three years throughout Canada. Expiring or near-expiry certificates can be renewed / re-certified through refresher courses with Ottawa First Aid, offered twice a week.
Training facilities and instructors
Ottawa First Aid training facilities are complete with the latest technology in CPR/AED and first aid training. Classrooms are equipped with training mannequins, AED trainers, and first aid supplies for the different training courses. The centers are very spacious and well maintained as well. Course instructors are all certified by St Mark James and are known for being very accommodating and friendly.
Did You Know?
If someone has experience an electrical burn, you can do the following…
- Call your local emergency number immediately
- DON’T touch the victim. Check if the electrical source is still touching the victim.
- Try to turn the electrical source off or keep it away from other people.
- Cover the affected area loosely with sterile gauze, bandage, or a clean cloth. DO NOT use a blanket or towel because loose fibers can stick to the burned area.
- Check for breathing and for a pulse.
- If the person remains unconscious does not have a pulse, isn’t breathing, or both, being cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- Once breathing and circulation is restored, prevent shock by keeping the victim’s head lower than the rest of his body.
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