In daily life, we can face many situations that may require a rapid response to help someone in need. Knowing First Aid means that you have the skills to make a difference during an emergency. Being prepared is the best personal strategy you can apply to help keep everyone safe and ready to respond.
Over the years, we have seen how First Aid training has changed to adapt to new discoveries, techniques, methodology, etc. Let’s be honest, it’s not always easy, and sometimes it is boring.
Every province in Canada has implemented new resources or legislation to improve the ways we deliver training and comply with new requirements. To be appropriately certified, businesses and individuals need to take training with registered WSIB-approved providers.
On the other hand, getting emergency response education sometimes can be confusing. So our team at Premergency is here to help you with some key answers to your questions
Let’s start with the basics.
What is First Aid?
First aid is the first assistance given to an injured or suddenly ill person. It could involve nothing more than just being aware and noticing the possibility of an emergency. The key to first aid is managing emergencies in a calm and concise manner.
The main objectives of First Aid are the three Ps:
- Preserve life
- Prevent further harm
- promote healing and recovery
What is a First Aider?
Very simple. A first aider is the first person to provide help to those in need. A first Aider takes control of the scene and provides first aid.
*It is important to remember that a First Aider does not diagnose illness and injury.
Why do I need to know First Aid?
Emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere – at your house, at work, during a hike, or maybe waiting for the bus. And they are, by nature, frightening experiences. Many people are willing to help but they may be confused or scared, making the situation worse.
Having first aid training will give you the confidence to take control of a scene and increase safety and security through prevention and rapid responses and help save a life and prevent further injury if the situation demands it.
Are there any first aid training programs in Ontario?
Yes! There are many well-recognized registered providers across the province. Make sure they follow WSIB requirements and guidelines.
Why should I learn First Aid with Premergency?
Premergency Inc. has extensive experience in Emergency Response and Preparedness training. All of our instructors have a professional background in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). They will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum and will help you navigate First Aid through the practice of proven techniques and procedures.
Additionally, we leverage education technology to deliver our first aid training program more efficiently and interactively. Our Blended Learning approach allows us to provide detailed knowledge and appeal to the learner’s convenience, improving retention and engagement. This way, you and your team can get ready for the live training session with confidence.
Premergency’s First Aid, CPR & AED Blended Training Program
Our Standard First Aid, CPR and AED Online Course provide an excellent foundation on what to do during an emergency. Understanding is the key to confidence. Being confident is necessary to manage a critical situation and to provide appropriate care to someone in need.
This is a Blended Training Program. That means that you will undergo an Online Course –Premergency Learn is our exclusive online training site- to learn all about First Aid, CPR & AED and Emergency Response, and get ready for the on-site training session. The live training can be delivered at our Training Centre in Arnprior, ON, or at the group’s convenience.
Our blended learning program begins by explaining how emergencies present. We give real-life examples from many years of experience and theoretical scenarios to apply that knowledge.
The program has 12 modules, including an Online Exam. Each module has theory and learning activities, and a complete First Aid Manual is provided for reference. It is designed to help you understand the possible situations that could be faced and the skills necessary to manage each emergency.
But most importantly, it is NOT a boring course at all.
It is essential for us to engage the student and have dynamic training sessions to ensure that everyone taking the course understands the details and methods to render life-saving care. The modules will take you from an introduction to First Aid, through different emergencies, and how to respond to them.
The course includes the following online modules:
- PRE | Scene Management
- Airway and Breathing
- Circulation and Shock
- Cardiovascular, CPR & AED
- Medical Emergencies
- Bleeding, Wound Care & Trauma
- Muscle, Bone & Joint Injuries
- Other Emergencies
- Lifting & Moving Techniques
- Accident Prevention
- Online Exam
After the exam, you will be ready for the on-site training session with our instructors and practice your life-saving skills in a great environment with high-quality equipment. We will reinforce the theory with practical exercises, and we will share and debate real-life scenarios. The whole course is designed to help you develop new skills, foster confidence and focus on your actions in a dynamic and engaging way.
An Engaging Learning Experience
If you are interested in taking First Aid, CPR & AED training but still have some questions; we invite you to send us a message or check out our Course Catalog! We will be happy to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.
If you want to book your Standard First Aid, CPR & AED course for your team, you can do it here!
Hope to see you soon! Stay safe!