Grande Prairie First Aid is a training service provider of first aid training located in Grande Prairie, Alberta. It boasts quality training from St Mark James certified instructors in high end training facilities in Alberta. Students can choose from a variety of classes on the Grande Prairie First Aid website, as well as rates and schedules corresponding to each class.
Students can enrol using the registration form on the website or through e-mail or telephone call. The Grande Prairie First Aid staff encourages enrolment in person in any of the facilities in Alberta as well.
- Website Address for Registration On-Line: http://grandeprairiefirstaid.ca/
- Email Address for questions and registration: [email protected]
Program fees are paid in full during enrolment so trainees don’t have to worry about expenses while training. Fees include taxes, certification, and training manuals. Students who drop out and are able to give a 72-hour notice beforehand.
First aid Training
First aid training programs are 14-16 hours long in total, inclusive of different first aid topics. Students learn about the emergency medical services (EMS) system, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED), wound care, and addressing injuries that compromise circulation and oxygenation.
Stand-alone CPR/AED training
Trainees can choose from three CPR-only classes: A, C, and HCP. These levels are 4, 5, and 6 hours long respectively. A and C are for first time trainees and HCP is for health care providers. All levels include CPR and AED for adult victims while C and HCP include pediatric CPR and AED.
Certificate cards are awarded to all students upon completion of a course. Wall mount certificates are available upon request. These certificates are valid for three years and recertification is available twice weekly.
Standard first aid recertification in Grande Prairie, Alberta is 8 hours long, inclusive of CPR level C recertification.
To pass a class, the following is required:
- Complete attendance
- Good skill demonstration
- 75 percent on the written exam, at least
Grande Prairie First Aid instructors are available for private training. They can be booked for training at home, or for special events like conferences. Just send an e-mail or give a call to inquire about their rates and schedules.
Did You Know?
First Aid for Hypothermia
- Call your local emergency number or bring the victim to a hospital or emergency room.
- Take the person out of the cold and wind and into a warm place.
- Remove all wet clothing or clothing with snow.
- Give the victim clean clothes and a warm blanket.
- Do not use direct heat (hot water, heating pad, hot compress) to warm victim up. He or she may not notice a burn developing because of numbness from the cold.
- Use warm compresses on the head, neck, chest, and groin. Do not apply the compress to the limbs. This will make cold blood flow back to the major organs such as the heart, lungs, and brain and is fatal.
- Do not give the victim anything alcoholic or has alcohol-content.
- Do not massage the victim. Rubbing tissue that has been frostbitten can be damaging.