First Aid Training

Our bodies are susceptible to injuries, illnesses, and trauma. We never know when an injury will happen to us, a co-worker, friend, family member, or someone else.

First Aid training will provide you with the knowledge to help save a life and react confidently during an emergency situation.

The 5 top reasons First Aid training is so important:

  1. Increases safety: The basis of first aid training is prevention. Knowledge of first aid promotes the sense of safety and well-being among people. Education and awareness increases safe procedures and practices that can reduce the number of injuries and accidents.
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  3. Helps save lives: If a person who is able to deliver first aid comes across a situation they are capable of taking action and can save a life. By being trained you become more reliable, confident and in control for any situation to come your way.
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  5. Helps relieve pain: Some injuries require a simple solution like applying an ice pack and resting. Where a ride to the emergency room is not always necessary, it all depends on how severe the injury is. Someone who is qualified in first aid can immediately start performing their learned skills to reduce pain and discomfort.
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  7. Sense of security: The sense of security promotes a healthy confident environment around you and others when an emergency arises, this will decrease the amount of panic around the area.
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  9. Prevents the situation from becoming worse: A trained first aid person has the skills and knowledge to keep the situation from becoming bad to worse. They can provide temporary treatment that can keep the condition of the victim from deteriorating, till medical help arrives.

Do you need Standard First Aid or Emergency First Aid?

If you are training employees to satisfy WSIB requirements, please visit the WSIB First Aid website and read the Regulation 1101 document. If you are taking a first aid course to fulfill employment requirements, check with your employer to ensure you take the correct course.

First Aid courses offered by Heart Niagara:

  1. Emergency First Aid
  • Instruction time: 8 hours, can provided over 1 or 2 days
  • Includes: Level A CPR and AED and a total of 9 modules/topics covered.
  • Certification: Meets WSIB standards and First Aid certification is valid for 3 years. CPR certification is valid for 1 year.
  1. Standard First Aid
  • Instruction time: 14 hours, typically provided over 2 days
  • Includes: Level C CPR and AED and a total of 18 modules/topics covered.
  • Certification: Meets WSIB standards and First Aid certification is valid for 3 years. CPR certification is valid for 1 year.

Heart Niagara is committed to providing the skills to strengthen each link of the Chain of Survival: Healthy Choices, Early Recognition, Early Access, Early CPR, Early Defibrillation, Early Advanced Care, and Early Rehabilitation.

For further information or to schedule First Aid training please call Heart Niagara at 905-358-5552 or email info@heartniagara.com.