The Importance of CPR and AED Training

In today’s world, emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere. Whether you are at home, work, or out and about, it is essential to be prepared to handle unexpected situations, particularly when it comes to life-threatening medical emergencies.

CPR and AED training are essential skills that everyone should learn, as they can save lives in critical situations. Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest, are the leading cause of death worldwide. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, approximately 40,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada alone, and 85% of these happen outside of the hospital.

Therefore, having knowledge of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) can be the difference between life and death for someone in need. CPR involves a series of chest compressions and rescue breaths, while AED is a portable device that delivers an electric shock to the heart to restore its normal rhythm.

Types of CPR Courses

CPR courses are available at various levels, from basic to professional, depending on the individual’s needs and requirements. The most common types of CPR courses are:

CPR A

This course focuses on adult resuscitation only. It is suitable for individuals who want to learn the basics of CPR and AED for adults.

CPR C

This course is focused on adult, child, and infant resuscitation. It is suitable for individuals who want to learn how to perform CPR and use AED on people of all ages.

HCP

This Health Care Professional level adds the skills of practicing bag valve mask use and two-rescuer CPR skills. It is suitable for healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and paramedics.

Certification and Cost

All successful candidates who complete the CPR courses will be issued Canadian Red Cross CPR certificates. The cost of the courses varies depending on the level and recertification, as listed below:

  • CPR C: $60.00
  • CPR C Recertification: $42.00
  • HCP: $75.00
  • HCP Recertification: $60.00

Prices include a CPR card, and no tax is applicable on these courses.

Length of Course and Admission Requirements

The length of the course varies depending on the level and recertification, as listed below:

  • CPR C: 5-6 hours
  • CPR C Recertification: 4 hours
  • HCP: 6 hours
  • HCP Recertification: 5 hours

Admission requirements for each course level are as follows:

  • CPR A: It is recommended but not mandatory to be at least 14 years of age.
  • CPR C/HCP: It is recommended but not mandatory to be at least 16 years of age.
  • If recertifying CPR C/HCP, the candidate must hold a current CPR C or HCP certificate (not yet expired) and bring proof to the course.
  • Complete the registration forms entirely before the course commencement, and if under age 19, provide a parent or guardian signature.

Certification Procedure

After successfully completing the in-class program/training, Mainland Safety Training Company will submit all the details to the Canadian Red Cross instructor/training partner portal within 72 hours of course completion, and participants will receive their certificates directly from the Canadian Red Cross via email.

Conclusion:

CPR and AED training is an essential life skill that can help save lives in an emergency. CPR courses are available at various levels, from basic to professional, depending on your needs and requirements. At Mainland Safety Training Company, we offer CPR/AED Level C training that covers adult, child, and infant resuscitation techniques. Our courses are designed to provide hands-on training that prepares participants to respond effectively to a cardiac emergency.

Our courses are competitively priced, with CPR/AED Level C courses starting at $60.00, including the CPR card. We also offer recertification courses for those who need to renew their certification. Our courses are conducted by qualified and experienced instructors who follow the latest guidelines and protocols.

If you are interested in CPR/AED training, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have locations in Delta, Cloverdale, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and West Kelowna, and can provide training at a time and location that works for you. Contact us at [email protected] or +1 604 617 0211 for more information or to register for a course. Remember, being prepared could make all the difference in an emergency situation.