First Aid Training in Ottawa

St. Mark James Training in Ottawa is a top training  provider of CPR, first aid, and safety training in Ottawa. They offer a number of programs every day through the week, with the most flexible schedules compared to other training providers in the area. Certification is awarded to all students once they complete their enrolled program, with re-certification available after three years but before the certificate expires.

If you plan on getting certified by St. Mark James Training Ottawa, you can look over the list of program descriptions below to get an idea of what course you want to take with us. There are several ways you can use to sign up, through the application form, e-mail, telephone call, and walk-in (during normal operating hours only).

Triangular bandages
Triangular bandages can be used to immobilize injured areas of the body and keep gauze in place to stem bleeding.

Starting with CPR training

The most common reason why trainees enrol with us is because their workplace or employer requires them to have basic lifesaving certification. CPR training involves teaching people how to correctly do chest compressions, give rescue breaths a number of ways, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Trainees who graduate from our CPR training programs know about the latest guidelines from the American Heart Association and how to recognize and react to an emergency situation.

Re-certification hours are italicized.

  • Standard CPR with first aid – 14-16 hrs. / 6-8 hrs.
  • Emergency CPR with first aid – 6.5-8 hrs. / 4-6 hrs.
  • Standard Child Care CPR with first aid – 16-20 hrs. / 6-8 hrs.
  • Emergency Child Care CPR with first aid – 8 hrs. / 6-8 hrs.
  • Stand-alone CPR A, C, and HCP – 4, 5, 6 hrs. / 4 hrs. (C and HCP only)

As you can see from the class hours above, all of the CPR programs have available re-certification programs except for stand-alone CPR A.  Re-certification classes allow students (whose credentials are still valid but nearing their expiration) to revalidate their certificates for another three years.

All standard programs are completed over two days, while emergency programs compress the standard curriculum into a one-day, 8 hour program.

Pediatric AED with First Aid Training Ottawa
The correct defibrillator pad placement on children

Child care CPR and first aid

Child care programs focus on performing CPR and first aid on children – pediatric victims ranging from infants to younger teenagers. Performing CPR on small bodies are different from performing it on adults, so a different program is set. Child care programs also cover the basics of pediatric assessment and pediatric pharmacology.

Studying safety and awareness with First Aid Training Ottawa

Safety and awareness programs at St. Mark James Training Ottawa are designed to accommodate the most important safety programs in Canada today. In-house and online programs all give students certification after completion.

  • Food safety/handling
  • Fire hazards
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Hydrogen sulfide awareness

All of the programs are available online except for the food safety course. H2S awareness has both in-house and online classes available. Food safety and H2S programs certification are also valid for only three years. All of the online courses give trainees certificates that do not expire.

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