Whether you are attending public school, college, university or are perhaps at your first job, you can never be sure when a First Aid or AED certification will help you save a life - and some settings even require these certifications. In this post, we explain why it's a good idea to have Basic First Aid and AED Training.
Why should I or my child take First Aid or AED training?
You might be preparing a school-aged child to look after siblings for a couple of hours each day, or perhaps you’re looking to take on a few babysitting clients yourself. Maybe you work with the public on a daily basis and need to know how to use a defibrillator safely and effectively.
From handling choking and other emergencies at home to identifying when others may need help as we go about our daily lives, incidents such as injuries and heart attacks often happen in seconds.
Sometimes, having a person with up-to-date First Aid or AED (automated external defibrillator) training at the scene of an incident or emergency can save an injured person’s life until first responders arrive to provide expert medical care.
That’s where our hands-on, interactive courses can help. Revive EMS has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to offer children, young adults and parents the chance to learn First Aid, CPR, AED and at-home safety basics in a safe, interactive environment with experienced instructors. We also teach tips on childproofing a home to prevent accidents from occurring. These courses are offered at our two convenient locations in Scarborough and Mississauga.
Anyone aged 9 and up (or who has completed Grade 3) who’s looking after children - including siblings, babysitters and parents - can use this 5-6 hour course to learn or brush up on the basics of how to respond during at-home emergencies. Topics include Basic First Aid, Child & Infant Care, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Choking, At-Home Safety and Child Proof the Home.
This course is targeted to participants aged 11+ and is somewhat lengthier than the Stay Safe course and covering the same topics more in-depth, in 7-8 hours.
AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are often kept in hockey arenas, workplaces and throughout communities. While they can be used to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest, they require the right training. During this half-day course, we explain what AEDs are, how to prepare one and how to take positive action to use the device safely and effectively.
All instructors with Revive EMS are certified Red Cross Instructors. We are committed to providing the highest quality training with the most up-to-date information to help you and/or your family and employees save lives.