First Aid & CPR Courses In Toronto
If you live in Toronto and you are interested in taking or required to take a first aid and CPR course then give me a shot. As many of you already know, I am a certified First Aid and CPR instructor and many of my posts on the topic have come from either what I have learned in my courses or from what I have experience first hand.
I offer the traditional CPR courses i.e. Adult, Infant, Child and Standard and Emergency First Aid courses as well. These courses include introduction and demonstration in using a defibrillator (AED aka shocking machine) All these courses provide certification through the Toronto EMS First Aid training program. The courses follow the newest 2005 CPR guidelines and certification is recognized by Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) and the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation (ILCOR).
In addition, I offer customizable Infant and Child Emergency courses which cover hands on, what-you-need-to-know content in a short two hour session as opposed to taking a full blown 16 hour Standard First Aid course. These Infant/Child Emergency courses cover everything from Choking and CPR to bleeding and fractures. The only downside to this type of course is that due to the short time length you do not receive any certification from it. Most parents who I have provided such a course for preferred to learn everything they needed to know in two hours without certification than to sit through a eight to sixteen hour course.
WSIB is the governing agency that approves all First Aid Training programs in Toronto including Saint Johns Ambulance and Canadian Red Cross. Once an organization becomes approved by WSIB it can start providing courses in First Aid. In other words, in doesn’t matter if you became First Aid certified through Canadian Red Cross, Saint Johns, or Toronto EMS. If it’s a WSIB approved agency then your First Aid status is recognized across the board. As for CPR, agencies can either provide courses according to the guidelines established by ILCOR, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC – Canada’s equivalent to the American Heart Association), or both. The difference between being certified through ILCOR and HSFC depends on whether or not your place of work is a health care provider i.e. hospital, nursing home etc. Many of those places require you to have a HSFC approved certification by taking the Health Care Providers Course. However, if you need CPR training for general workplace requirements, or for such things as life guarding or babysitting, then an ILCOR recognized certification is adequate.
So if you live in Toronto and would like to know more about my services check out my new site at www.TorontoCPR.ca or just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll notice a few familiar articles there.
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