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First Aid Course Toronto

The Complete Guide

Toronto First Aid Course

What is First Aid?

First aid is a combination of behavioral assistance and initial care for an acute illness or injury that can be caused in any situation by anyone. The goals of first aid are to preserve life, reduce suffering, stop further diseases or injuries and promote recovery.

Equipment may not be available to first aid providers, especially bystanders and lay suppliers. The Canadian First Aid Task Force noted that supplementary first aid supplies in some countries now include inexpensive and compact pulse oximeters, glucose meters and other supplements that have never been considered before.

At Felix Swim Schools, we believe that a first aid course Toronto education should be universal and our goal is to have everyone learn this vital skill.

 What to do in an emergency?

An incident can happen anywhere at anytime and can be seen as an opportunity by everyone. When an emergency occurs, you must be able to help the person(s) in need.

Here are some pointers:

  • Approach the person(s) from the side of his or her face.
  • Make sure they do not move their head
  • If not breathing in the position you found them, move the person slowly in the supine position
  • If the person is breathing normally, place them on their side
  • If pregnant, lay the person on their left side

What to consider when an emergency is happening

The person in need of care should remain in any natural position until professional assistance arrives. In other accidents the position of the person may have to be changed. This could mean that the person needs to be removed from danger or that the first aid Toronto provider needs more help to obtain essential equipment or to receive the necessary treatment.

The following are good rules to follow:

  • If the area is unsafe for any reason move to another location
  • If face down and/or unresponsive (prone position), the first aid provider should turn the person face up (supine position) and check their breathing
  • If unresponsive and breathing normally and a spinal injury is possible,do not move the person
  • If the injured person is unresponsive and breathing with any kind of difficulty, they should be placed on their side with their airway open
  • If an injured person has difficulty breathing and is responsive, the best position for them is to be upright and leaning slightly forward

Call for help in an Emergency

First aid is important but not the only aspect of helping others in an emergency.

Remember that you need to call for additional help. In Canada the number is 911. That number works in the U.S. and Mexico.

Call for help or help first?

first aid training toronto

In certain situations, first aid may not be necessary right away but calling the injured person’s routine healthcare provider may be the best action to take. If the condition requires further help, the decision to provide care first or get help first may vary based on the environment, location, and/or situation. These are details that can be answered by going to our First Aid/CPR class.

With the increased use of cell phones, the need to make a decision is evident by providing help first since the first aid provider can put their cell phone on speaker while giving care.

First Aid Training Toronto

When it comes to first aid training, it’s all about how to respond to an emergency. Before you use your first aid skills to bandage a cut, place someone in the right position, start CPR, or anything, you need to know how to respond in a real world situation. Everything you need to do in specific emergencies: how to approach the individual, what to look for, how to decrease your risk of harm and much more. We went through some details earlier but nothing that would compare to the endless possibilities that could happen.

A common training strategy is called the 3 C’s – Check, Call, and Care. This order is a bit outdated because you could call 911 and then put a cell on speaker while providing care. It all depends on the situation. That’s why you want professional First Aid training Toronto has to offer.

First Aid Certificate

Get First Aid certified at Felix Swim Schools. Our mission is to instill a life-long connection with the water by promoting passion, building confidence in aquatic skills, and establishing a secure foundation for water safety and personal fitness.

In securing water safety, we are constantly teaching our students and people of all walks about First Aid & CPR.

Core Skills:

  • Breathing and cardiac emergencies
  • Injuries
  • Sudden illnesses

How long it takes:

Course length depends on modules taken, but our class ranges between 2—5 hours.

Key Information:

  • Learn OSHA standards and scientific guidelines
  • 2-year certification  
  • Digital or affordable print certificate
  • Continuing education available

CPR training toronto

CPR training Toronto

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is a technique useful in many emergency situations if someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. Heart attacks and near drowning incidents are some common circumstances. The American Heart Association suggests starting CPR immediately with chest compressions.

Remember, it’s better to take action than to do nothing at all. By doing something positive and helping whatever way possible, you could save someone’s life.

What to know (if you haven’t come to one of our classes):

  • If you don’t know CPR, provide CPR only with your hands. The goal is to do 100-120 chest compressions per minute until paramedics arrive. Do not try rescue breathing
  • If you're confident and trained in CPR, check for a pulse and breathing. If nothing within 10 seconds, start doing chest compressions. Do 30 chest compressions before giving two rescue breaths.
  • If you have received CPR training, but you're not sure if you can  then perform only do 100-120 chest compressions a minute

CPR is important because it keep blood going to a person’s brain and organs until better medical treatment can get the heart back to normal.

If the injured person’s heart stops, the lack of blood can cause brain damage in only a few minutes. A person may die within eight to ten minutes of their heart stopping.

You can take our First Aid/CPR class to get professionally trained.

What to know about CPR Classes?

CPR training Toronto and all around has one of the shortest and most basic classes that medical training has.  It usually takes less than 4 hours to get certified. In a certified CPR class, you're getting the same training as paramedics do.

Any healthcare provider must have CPR training.  Most people think that only emergency medical personnel need to know CPR, but this is something that everyone should learn.  Not to be taken lightly, CPR classes teach you the ways to save a life. CPR will teach you how to stop someone from choking, for example. This life support class will also teach ventilation equipment, rescue breathing, using an AED, and two-person CPR techniques.

Everyone older than 8 years old is an adult when performing CPR.  Most CPR trainings require very little medical knowledge and could always be used in an emergency.

It's standard to learn CPR protocol for infants and children.  All children younger than 8 years old are children when it comes performing CPR.

If you're looking for a CPR class or need more info, please reach out to us here.  When you do come to our class, don't hesitate to ask questions.  We want to know that you completely understand what we teach so you can take action when it matters.

CPR course toronto breakdown

CPR course Toronto

Actionable guidelines help first aid and CPR providers in the workplace, community and those in advanced life-saving positions. These suggestions help us stay up to date with new techniques backed by the latest information.

Chain of Survival

  • Training needs to be unique according to who is being trained
  • When someone works in or around a Hospital then that particular facility’s Chain of Survival should be used
  • When a person is experiencing cardiac arrest away from a hospital then they are dependent on their community for support. Inexperienced first aid providers must realize a cardiac arrest, call for help, and start performing CPR until paramedics arrive

Mobile Phones

  • Training should direct first aid providers to utilize their cellular devices to call 9-1-1 as soon as possible to receive state emergency instructions
  • Everyone who sees an emergency should call 9-1-1 as soon as possible. Call with speaker on so the emergency service person can help you check for proper breathing, give instructions on CPR,  and get the right location for first responders

Chest Compression Fraction as a percentage of care activities

  • If possible, there should be no stopping in performing chest compression with 60% of the time at the minimum
  • If there are 2 or more first aid providers, 80% or more of the time there should be chest compressions being done
  • Times of not doing chest compressions include those intended (doing rescue breaths, using AED, etc) and unintended

Chest Compression Rates

  • First aid providers should perform chest compressions at a rate of 100-120/minute
  • To simplify training, a goal of 30 compressions in 15 to 18 seconds should be encouraged

In most studies, more compressions are associated with higher survival rates, and fewer compressions are associated with lower survival rates.

HCP Assessment Sequence

To reduce the wasted time, a first aid provider should analyze an unresponsive person’s breathing and pulse at the same time.

The complete list of guidelines on First Aid and CPR 2016 Canadian Consensus can be found here. Or keep reading to get details on obtaining a CPR certification.

CPR Certification toronto

first aid certification Toronto

The goal of good first aid and CPR class is to provide the knowledge, practice, confidence, and skill to help others in time of a crisis.  Most medical professionals agree that instructor-led, in-person training allows participants that complete CPR certification to be able to save lives in the real world.

To obtain your first aid certification, you learn your role as a provider. When it comes to CPR training, you’ll learn how to recognize an emergency, why you should do something instead of nothing, how to move safely to an injured person and the importance of standard precautions and protective barriers.

There are many topics when it comes to first aid and CPR training.  When teaching this type of information, CPR certified instructors have to be sure to cover everything from step A to Z.  These topics include how to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants, how to reposition an unresponsive but breathing person, how and when to call for help, understanding the chain of survival, and correcting students when practicing CPR.  This sounds like a lot, but in an actual class, these instructors make sure to give you the knowledge and confidence so you can save another person's life.

You’ll learn:

  • One-person CPR
  • Hands-Only CPR
  • CPR with rescue breaths
  • How to do CPR as part as a 2 person rescuer team
  • How to control bleeding
  • What to do if someone is injured
  • How to take care of burns
  • And Many More

To obtain your CPR certification, you will have to put your knowledge to the test.  Instructors will oversee how you perform CPR, use AED, and usually walk you through real-life scenarios. Most classes will end with some kind of written test and an instructor making sure you're practicing CPR correctly.  No reason to be nervous as the instructor would've gone through all of the information thoroughly.

Need to take a class or have questions? We’re here to help. Contact us or learn more about us.

Credits: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/cir.0000000000000278




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