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All First Aid Courses Include CPR

Many people are required to be certified in CPR or first aid for academic or workplace purposes. Many candidates believe that they need to register for two separate courses, one for first aid and they other for CPR. Fortunately, all of the major Canadian first aid providers that offer credible awards, include CPR training in all of the first aid courses.  Each first aid course typically gives candidates the opportunity to select from a variety of CPR courses.  This article will outline the available first aid courses and the CPR level’s that are partnered with them.

All first aid courses include CPR training and candidates have the opportunity to select from a variety of different CPR level’s. The most basic level is CPR level “A” which teaches candidates CPR techniques for adult and child victim’s. CPR level “B” is a outdated CPR level that also teaches participants CPR techniques for adult and child victim’s. CPR level “C” teaches participants rescue techniques for adult, child and infant victims. The most comprehensive course is CPR level “C” for health care providers which is also known as CPR “HCP”. Not all CPR courses are available to be partnered with each first aid course.

Emergency first aid is the most basic first aid course available throughout Canada. It covers the major first aid emergencies including heart attacks, angina, stroke, allergic reactions, deadly bleeding, and respiratory emergencies. CPR training is included in the curriculum. CPR level “A” comes standard with emergency first aid. Some outdated providers still offer CPR level “B” with the course. Many first aid providers allow CPR level “C” to be partnered with the course. Candidates should check with the first aid provider to determine the level of CPR courses available with the emergency first aid course prior to registering.

Childcare first aid is a course offered exclusively through St Mark James. In this course candidates do not have the opportunity to select any level of CPR training. This course must be offered with CPR level “B” and can not be changed for any other level of CPR. This applies to both the emergency and standard childcare first aid courses.

Standard first aid is the most comprehensive basic first aid course available to Canadians. This course allows candidates to select any CPR level to be partnered with it. CPR level “C” typically comes standard with this course. In standard first aid candidates have the opportunity to partner the course with either CPR level “A”, “B”, “C” or “HCP”. Candidates should check with the standard first aid course provider to determine the level of CPR courses available prior to registering.

CPR Chest CompressionsIn British Columbia candidates might be required to take occupational first aid courses which also include basic CPR training. Occupational first aid is divided into 3 levels with level 3 being the most comprehensive. Level 1 is the most basic occupational first aid course which also includes CPR instructions and components.

Most candidates are required to have both first aid and CPR certification for workplace, volunteering or academic requirements. Fortunately, all first aid courses include CPR training so candidates do not have to look for two separate courses. For more information or registration contact your local St Mark James training provider to determine the options available to you.

 
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