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LIFE ESSENTIALS FIRST AID

First Aid Training and Water Safety Education

Life Essentials is run by Sonya Pope, a proud Kootenay resident for over 18 years with a passion for first aid and water safety. Sonya knows first-hand the importance of having the training and knowledge to provide basic rescue and resuscitation.

Life Essentials was started so Sonya can help people in her community gain the valuable life skills of basic first-aid, whether needed for a workplace, for child-care, or simply for personal knowledge. She believes that everyone should consider first-aid an essential asset in their lives because it may help save a life someday.


Life Essentials is affiliated with The Lifesaving Society BC/YK and The Canadian Red Cross which are non-profit organizations that provide water safety services and first aid training. The Lifesaving Society is equivalent and transferable with The Canadian Red Cross, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, St. John Ambulance and the Canadian Ski Patrol.

Sonya has been a member of The Lifesaving Society since 2009 and started her career in first aid and water safety as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the Nelson & District Community Complex. For over 10 years she’s been serving the community as a lifeguard and former Head Instructor, promoting swimming lessons, first-aid and water safety. With Life Essentials, she hopes to share her knowledge, skills and passion through contracted and private first aid classes throughout BC.

 

TRAINING 2021

WorkSafeBC certifications that expired between March 1, 2020 & August 31, 2020 were extended by 180 days past their expiry date.

Lifesaving Society of BC/YK extended 2020 expiry dates until December 31, 2020 as a final extension

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2021 SPRING & SUMMER SESSION
PUBLIC COURSE TRAINING DATES

Registration form @ bottom of page

Payment by E-transfer

Public Course locations are held in NELSON, BC

The Chamber of Commerce

@ 91 Baker St

or

The Prestige Lakeside Resort

@ 701 Lakeside Dr

Family members, social circles & co-workers are encouraged to book together in a course.

Anyone wishing to hold their own course date to train their crew can book me directly.

Please message, email, text or call to inquire.

I can provide the venue and mobile services in the West Kootenays only.


Public Course Dates Open for Registration:

Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA1) BASIC

Emergency First Aid with CPR-A

May 27th, Thursday

9-6pm $145 total

9 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

June 5th, Saturday

9-6pm $145 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

June 21st, Monday

9-6pm $145 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

July 15th, Thursday

9-6pm $145 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

August 6th, Friday

9-6pm $145 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA1)

Emergency First Aid with CPR-C

May 15th, Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

June 12th, Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

July 17th, Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

September 1st, Wednesday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care

(Workplace OFA1 equivalent)

May 15th, Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

June 12th, Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

July 17th, Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

September 1st, Wednesday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Standard First Aid with CPR-C

(Workplace OFA1 equivalent)

Full Course is 2 days

May 15 & 16th, Sat & Sun

9-6pm Day 1

9-4pm Day 2

$255 total

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

July 17 & 18th, Sat & Sun

9-6pm Day 1

9-4pm Day 2

$255 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

September 1 & 2nd, Wed & Thu

9-6pm Day 1

9-4pm Day 2

$255 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Standard First Aid Recert

May 29th Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

June 19th Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

August 21st, Saturday

9-6pm $155 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

CPR-C Full Course & Recert Course

May 15th, Saturday

9-1pm $95 total

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

May 29th, Saturday

9-1pm $95 total

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

June 12th, Saturday

9-1pm $95 total

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

June 19th, Saturday

9-1pm $95 total

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

July 17th, Saturday

9-1pm $95 total

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

August 21st, Saturday

9-1pm $95 total

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

September 1st, Wednesday

9-1pm $95 total

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Basic Life Support (BLS) & Airway Management Oxygen Administration (AMOA)

March 21st Sunday

11-4:30pm $115 total

COMPLETED

@ Nelson Prestige Hotel

* Text/Msg to get on my interest list for BLS*

BABYSITTER BOOTCAMPS

Provided on Pro D days & School Breaks

May 31st, Monday

PRO D DAY

10-5 pm

$85 total

9 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Sign up with friends to work in groups

July 6th, Tuesday

10-5 pm

$85 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Sign up with friends to work in groups

July 13th, Tuesday

10-5 pm

$85 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Sign up with friends to work in groups

July 27th, Tuesday

10-5 pm

$85 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Sign up with friends to work in groups

August 4th, Wednesday

10-5 pm

$85 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Sign up with friends to work in groups

August 30th, Monday

10-5 pm

$85 total

12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

@ The Prestige Lakeside Resort

Sign up with friends to work in groups

NEXT COURSE DATES WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 2021 - DECEMBER 2021

I am registering everyone personally! Thank you for your patience!

Please Register by filling out the info form below OR send an email to: LifeEssentialsFirstAid@gmail.com

with your name, phone number & etransfer

Registration is considered complete when payment has been received.

Payment methods:

eTransfer preferred to LifeEssentialsFirstAid@gmail.com

or

by company cheque to: Life Essentials First Aid

or KCDS Promise Letter

or SITEM Metis Promise Letter

or Company arranged Invoicing

or VISA/MasterCard


Rates include taxes. Once information and payment have been received, I will then send a receipt with confirmation and course details.

Please Register ASAP to avoid course cancellation. Minimum numbers are needed to ensure the course is able to run. If the course is cancelled, payment can be used towards a future course or a refund will be issued.

Cancellation policy is 7 days prior to course start date preferably

(I do consider a case by case basis)

A posted course date, time or course type could be subject to change on short notice due to enrollment interest! Please register as soon as you can. Call/text me for questions or clarification :)

This is your Service Description. Use this space to explain this service in more detail.

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COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION

I will email my COVID-19 Safety plan to each registered candidate and upon request :)

Thank you for your business

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WELCOME BACK! I'M SONYA :)

THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL MY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


CPR TRAINING

LEVEL A & C

Full Course - No pre-requisite

Re-Certification Course - previous CPR-C certification card required (need not be current)

Course training time 4-5 hours

Certification is valid for 3 years from date of issue

Annual re-certification is recommended


Previous certification cards accepted from: The Lifesaving Society, The Canadian Red Cross, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, St John Ambulance and Canadian Ski Patrol


Note: CPR and AED is included in all first aid courses.

Certain employers require that CPR-C be re-certified annually.

The benefit being regular practice = retainment & confidence in an emergency

CPR A (with AED)


CPR A teaches resuscitation skills needed to help adults and children over 8 years old. Learn critical lifesaving skills, such as: how to recognize and treat the early signs of heart attack, activate EMS, perform CPR, and use an AED and help someone who is choking. CPR A teaches resuscitation skills needed to help adults and children over 8 years old.

CPR C (with AED)
Be prepared to save a life! Knowing how to activate EMS, perform CPR, and use an AED are critical lifesaving skills that everyone should have. Learn how to recognize and treat the early signs of heart attack - additional skills include how to help someone who is choking and perform CPR when there is more than one rescuer. CPR C with AED teaches the skills needed to help adults, children and infants.

First Aid Kit

EMERGENCY FIRST AID (BASIC FIRST AID)
OFA LEVEL 1 EQUIVALENT
(EFA WITH CPR A OR C)

No Pre-requisites
Course is 8 hours
Certification valid for 3 years
Recommend 13 years old+
Annual Re-Certification is recommended
Certain employers require that CPR-C be re-certified annually.
The benefit being regular practice = retainment & confidence in an emergency

Emergency First Aid is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace. Using hands-on training and practice, this basic first aid course will give you confidence to respond effectively in an emergency. You will learn lifesaving skills such as CPR/AED and obstructed airway procedures to respond to emergencies. You will also learn to recognize and respond to respiratory and circulatory emergencies including asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke, and bleeding. 

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EMERGENCY FIRST AID CHILD & RESIDENTIAL CARE
OFA LEVEL 1 EQUIVALENT

(EFA-CRC)

Course length is 10 hours (new requirements!)
No pre-requisites
Certification valid for 3 years from date of issue
Recommend 13 years old +
Annual Re-Certification is recommended
Certain employers require that CPR-C be re-certified annually.
The benefit being regular practice = retainment & confidence in an emergency

Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace. This program is designed for parents and those working with children in childcare, as foster parents, home care or residential care industry.
Program length and content meets requirements outlined by the Ministry of Health for child and residential care workers. This course includes CPR-C to prepare candidates to respond to adult, child & infant emergencies.

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STANDARD FIRST AID
OFA LEVEL 1 EQUIVALENT
(SFA & SFAR)

Full course is 14-16 hours

No pre-requisite

Recommend 15 years old+


Re-certification Course is 8 hours

Pre-Requisite: previous SFA CPR-C certification card (need not be current)

Previous certification cards accepted from: The Lifesaving Society, The Canadian Red Cross, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, St John Ambulance and Canadian Ski Patrol

Certification is valid for 3 years from date of issue

Annual Re-Certification is recommended

Certain employers require that CPR-C be re-certified annually.

The benefit being regular practice = retainment & confidence in an emergency

Standard First Aid is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace.

This course includes the most diverse and comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid, CPR and AED use.

Whether you need training for employment or simply want to be prepared to respond to life-threatening emergencies, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to act with confidence. In addition to the material covered in Emergency First Aid, candidates will learn how to treat head/neck injuries, soft tissue and musco-skeletal injuries and medical emergencies. 

A Standard First Aid Recertification (SFAR) is achieved by attending an 8 hour Standard First Aid Recertification course.

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BABYSITTER BOOTCAMP
(LEADERSHIP AND SAFE HOME ALONE)

Recommended Age 11-14 years old

Includes workbooks & certificate

Bring a dressed doll, pen, lunch, water bottle, face mask and your own hand sanitizer if possible.


To register:

Please respond with complete information:

Your preferred date

Your Child's first & last name

Your child's birth-date/Age

With a shortage of childcare, get babysitting jobs providing childcare in the neighborhood! Make wise choices being home alone, being prepared and responsible. This course teaches general first aid topics, how to administer first aid and beware of hazards. Intro to CPR, AED use, choking procedures, making a first aid kit and how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) properly during a pandemic. Also creating playtime activities, making healthy snacks and how to care for babies. Build confidence and set yourself up for success!

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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
(BLS)

Full course is 5 hours

Pre-Requisites: none

Recertification course is 4 hours

Pre-Requisites: BLS or CPR-HCP cert card (need not be current)


Certification is valid for 3 years from date of issue

Basic Life Support training is designed for Health Care Providers such as doctors, nurses, paramedics or those who work in a health care field and require the Health Care Provider CPR C certification. In addition to all CPR C level skills, participants are taught how to work as a multi-person team, do simultaneous assessment of breathing and pulse, stand-alone rescue breathing and use bag-valve-masks.

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AIRWAY MANAGEMENT & OXYGEN ADMINISTRATION
(AMOA)

Pre-Requiste: CPR A or higher (need not be current)
Oxygen therapy can be included in the Standard first aid, CPR and BLS courses

This course is designed to provide knowledge and practice to maintain an airway and administer supplemental oxygen. Content includes: safe handling of oxygen, knowledge and assembly of oxygen equipment, selection and application of oropharyngeal airways and oxygen delivery devices, pulse oximeter use, appropriate use of suction and bag-valve-masks.

Meeting Room

BOOK YOUR OWN COURSE & DATE (MINIMUM 4 CANDIDATES**)

I want to contribute to my community!

Let me train you, your friends, coaches, leaders, practitioners, crew or your employees at your place of business! My passion is to uphold the vision of The Lifesaving Society

"To whomsoever you see in distress, recognize in them a fellow human being"

Corporate rate with venue provided (min 4 candidates**)

**Depending on venue, #of candidates and length of notice. 6 candidates is preferred


My base is in Nelson, however, I do travel to train within the West Kootenay area

 
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COURSE REGISTRATION,

BUSINESS BOOKINGS &

INQUIRES

I’d love to hear from you! Reach out with any questions, or simply to learn more about how I can help!
If you are registering for a course please indicate course type and date, then include payment, thanks!

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Nelson & West Kootenays BC

250 354 8926

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