First Aid Re-Certification in Coquitlam

Is your first aid and / or CPR certificate about to expire? Do you need to renew or re-certify your expiring award? The leading provider of first aid / CPR re-certifications in Coquitlam is Vancouver First Aid (VFA). VFA has opened a training centre in the heart of Coquitlam in 2016. They have been offering a wide range of training programs including standard, emergency, childcare, CPR “C” and CPR “HCP” re-certifications. Other non re-certification courses available with this provider include: Food Safe level 1, transportation of dangerous goods (TDG), workplace hazardous material information system (WHMIS), Enform Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), qualitative mask fit testing and many more. To register for any course including a first aid re-certification in Coquitlam use the contact information provided below.

How to Register for a Course in Coquitlam with VFA?

To sign up for a workplace safety, food safe, mask fit or a renewal course with VFA in Coquitlam, B.C. you can use the following contact details:

  • Telephone Number: 778-709-9180. Telephone representatives are available to take your call from 8 am to 7 pm Monday through to Sunday.
  • Email: info@vancouverfirstaid.ca / vanfirstaid@gmail.com. Emails are responded to within one business hour.
  • Website: https://vancouverfirstaid.ca/about/locations/coquitlam/ . On-line registration is available here on the website.

Are WorkSafe BC Approved First Aid and CPR Courses Available?

Yes, VFA offers Red Cross workplace emergency first aid courses which is equivalent to occupational first aid level 1 which is a WorkSafe BC approved course. This is an 8 hour course that provides certification immediately upon completion of the course. Re-certifications are not available for OFA level 1 and participants must re-take the course to renew certification. Certification is valid for 3 years.

What Services Are Available with VFA in Coquitlam?

VFA also provides the following services at the Coquitlam training centre

  • First aid kit sales
  • First aid kit supplies / re-stocking
  • Qualitative respiratory mask fit testing
  • On-line TDG training
  • On-line WHMIS training
  • On-line Food Safe level 1 training
  • AED sales and training

When Are Re-Certification Courses Offered?

This provider offers the highest number of re-certifications each week when compared to any other Red Cross provider in Coquitlam. Re-certifications for first aid and CPR are offered at least three times a week. They are offered on weekends, week-days and even on weeknights. Find the re-cert course you are looking for by using the contact information posted above.

What Will I Learn in a Re-Certification Course?

Customers that qualify for and attend a standard first aid, CPR and AED re-certification course will learn about the following topics in a condensed format (8 hours):

  • Contacting EMS – participants will learn when and how to contact emergency medical services. Rescuer’s will learn how to effectively use bystanders to contact EMS and what to do when you are the lone rescuer.
  • Managing the scene – participants will learn to manage almost any emergency situation by surveying the scene, checking the history and for any dangers.
  • Checking the victim – participants will learn how to effectively check for consciousness and breathing using techniques such as “head-tilt” and “chin-lift” to open the airway.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – rescuers will learn how to do the latest ILCOR techniques in CPR. This involves either compression only CPR and artificial respiration alongside compression’s.
  • Obstructed airways – learn to manage these life threatening and stressful emergencies. Rescuer’s will learn to recognize the difference between partially and fully obstructed airway’s as well as how to manage the emergency.
  • Automated External Defibrillators (AED) – learn how to use one of the most effective tools to aid with CPR. AED’s check the rhythm of the heart and provide an electric shock if irregular rhythm’s are present.
  • Respiratory Emergencies – learn to recognize and manage respiratory emergencies that include asthma, anaphylaxis (allergic reactions),  hyperventilation and shock.
  • Circulatory Emergencies – rescuers will learn to manage circulatory emergencies that include myocardial infarctions, angina, bleeding, transient ischemic attacks and strokes.
  • Head and Skeletal Injuries – learn to manage skeletal and head injuries. Rescuers will learn to immobilize victims of spinal injuries and treat varying skeletal injuries including fractures and dislocations.
  • Environmental Emergencies – rescuers will learn to manage emergencies created by the environment including hot and cold emergencies such as hypothermia, frost nip, heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps.

How Much Does it Cost?

Re-certification courses in Coquitlam vary in cost depending on the course you need. CPR “C” re-certifications are only 39.99 and standard first aid and CPR re-certifications are 74.99. Register today by using the contact information posted above.

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