Nanaimo First Aid is the only St Mark James training affiliate that offers quality emergency first aid training. Students can also enrol in CPR-only classes and recertification programs as well. Scheduling is really easy, because classes are held all throughout the week, evenings and weekends included.
You can visit the Nanaimo First Aid website for a list of all available classes and schedules. The website also has an on-line registration form where you can sign up. To view the website and to register on-line click here. The following contact info can be used to register for a course:
- Website: http://nanaimofirstaid.ca/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nanaimo First Aid has some of the cheapest rates for St Mark James training in British Columbia. Rates include taxes, certificates, and St Mark James registration fees. These are all paid in full during enrolment so students don’t have to worry about paying fees during training.
Students who drop out are entitled to full refunds, provided a 72-hour notice is given beforehand.
The emergency first aid is 14-16 hours long, covering different situations and injuries needed first aid skills. Listed below are some of the topics covered in the emergency first aid class.
- Emergency medical services (EMS) system
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Automated external defibrillation (AED)
- Wound care
- Injuries that affect circulation and oyxgenation
Stand-alone CPR/AED classes are available in three levels (A, C, HCP), lasting 4, 5, and 6 hours respectively.
Students can also book private trainers for special training at home, employee workshops, or company outings and conferences. Just send an e-mail or give a call to inquire about instructor rates and schedules.
Certificate cards are awarded to students who are able to complete a program. To pass, a student is required to have complete attendance, at least 75 percent on the written exam, and good return demonstration of skills. Wall-mount sized certificates are available upon request.
The certificates are only valid for three years but you can recertify them through recertification programs. First aid recertification is 8 hours long, inclusive of CPR level C recertification.
Did You Know?
Heat exhaustion: first aid
- Keep the victim out of the sun and heat
- Keep the victim cool with a fan or air-condition
- Tell the victim to lie down and elevate the lower limbs slightly
- Loosen/remove clothing
- Get the victim to drink fluids (water, sports drinks)
- Monitor the victim for signs and symptoms of heat stroke
Note: If fever of 40 C or 104 F and/or seizures occur, bring victim immediately to the nearest emergency room for medical attention.