Canadian CPR Courses in Lethbridge

Looking for a high quality provider of CPR training classes in Lethbridge used to be difficult. Not anymore with Lethbridge First Aid! Located in the busy, commercial district in Lethbridge, Alberta, students can easily reach the facility using both private and public transportation. Enrolment can be done in the facility during business hours or in the comfort of your own home using your computer or the telephone. Visit the Lethbridge First Aid website and choose a program now!

Getting enrolled in CPR training

Prospective trainees can sign up on the Lethbridge First Aid website using the application form. This is the most popular method because students can fill them out when they have time. Similarly, e-mails can also be sent to sign up. Take note that any requests sent through the internet will only be entertained and processed during business hours. Telephone calls and walk-ins (during business hours) can be done as well.

Paying total fees

Other providers in the area require students to pay the tuition fee during enrolment and all additional expenses after training. This usually brings the total fees up and charges the students very expensive rates. With Lethbridge First Aid, students can choose to settle the entire training fee during enrolment (or before the start of classes if enrolment was done online).

CPR and AED Re-Certification Training Class
Adult bag-valve mask, adult and pediatric AED pads, and an adult training mannequin

The total fees are comprehensive. They include:

  • tuition (and taxes)
  • certificates from workplace approved
  • registration with workplace approved
  • manuals
  • use of equipment

Should there be a case that the student drops out, students are entitled to full refunds as long as a 72 hour notice (three days) is given beforehand.

Studying CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a basic first aid skill, typically required by most employers and schools. The CPR training program is divided into three categories, each teaching students CPR for different ages of victims.

  1. CPR A – four hours long, adult CPR and AED*
  2. CPR C – five hours long, adult and pediatric** CPR and AED
  3. CPR HCP – six hours long, for students working in health care, adult and pediatric CPR and AED

*AED – automated external defibrillator – used to shock the heart during CPR **pediatric – infant, toddler, school-age children, and young teenagers

Effective Chest Compressions
A rescuer should depress the chest at least 2 inches when doing effective chest compressions.

Certificates and revalidation

Certificates are awarded upon completion of any training program. Students are required to have complete attendance, 75 percent or higher on the written exam, and good performance of CPR skills. Certificates expire after three years so students should take a recertification program before they do to revalidate them. Lethbridge First Aid does not renew expired certification so remember to sign up before your certificate expires. The certificate is wallet-sized but bigger certificates can be requested. Recertification programs are available 4 hours each, for CPR C and HCP. There are no recertification programs for CPR A.

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