Grande Prairie First Aid is the leading training provider and St Mark James training affiliate in Alberta. Quality classes, affordable fees, and flexible schedules have made it the most popular provider among trainees in the Northern Alberta area. A variety of safety, first aid, CPR and AED training courses are available. The most popular, comprehensive, one day course is emergency first aid. This course teaches participants basic rescue skills including how to do CPR, help choking victims and manage victims of circulatory and respiratory emergencies. This course takes 8 hours to complete and provide participants with a certificate that meets workplace requirements. To register for a emergency first aid course in Grande Prairie, Alberta click this link or scroll down to view the contact information for registering with this St Mark James training provider.
Prospective students can find a list of classes and schedules on the Grande Prairie 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.
Grande Prairie 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.
First aid training lasts 14-16 hours and covers different emergency situations. Students are taught how to recognize and react to emergency situations and injuries. Skills such as wound care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED) are part of the lesson plan. AEDs are machines that supply the heart with needed shock through pads attached to the chest.
CPR-only classes are available in three levels, lasting 4, 5, and 6 hours respectively. CPR Level “A” offers CPR and AED training for adult victims, including choking and bleeding injuries. CPR Level “C” offers CPR and AED training for adult, child, and infant victims, including child and infant choking emergencies. CPR Level “HCP” offers comprehensive CPR and AED training targeted at health-care providers. CPR HCP focuses on skill training on the use of bag valve masks and rescue maneuvers on adult, child, and infant victims.
Private instructors with group rates are also available at Grande Prairie 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, employee workshops or 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.
Did You Know?
Importance of dressing wounds
Keeping wounds clean and dressed daily are important in assisting the natural healing process and preventing the occurrence of infection. Changing the dressing when it gets dirty or wet is also an important thing to consider. When dressing wounds, the most important part is to wash your hands with soap or use sanitizer. You may also use clean gloves if they are available. If this is the second and so on dressing change, just use sterile water and/or iodine solution to clean the wound. Cover the wound with antibiotic ointment and a clean piece of gauze.