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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 17 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 2020 HAS RESUMED!

Please note:


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


The Lifesaving Society of BC/YK have extended awards until December 31, 2020

FIRST AID TRAINING COURSES

Fall Course Dates now posted!


Public Course locations are held in NELSON, BC

The Chamber of Commerce

@ 91 Baker St

or

The Prestige Lakeside Resort

@ 701 Lakeside Dr

Businesses wishing to hold their own courses at their establishment will receive a corporate rate, Kootenay mobile services available.


Public Course Dates Open for Registration:

Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA1) BASIC

Emergency First Aid with CPR-A

October 16, Friday

9-6pm $145 total

COURSE COMPLETED

December 8, Tuesday

9-6pm $145 total

3 SEATS AVAILABLE

Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA1)

Emergency First Aid with CPR-C

November 14, Saturday

9-6pm $145 total

COURSE COMPLETED

December 4, Friday

9-6pm $145 total

3 SEATS AVAILABLE

Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care

(Workplace OFA1 equivalent)


November 14, Saturday

9-7pm $155 total

Long Day for New Requirements!

COURSE COMPLETED

December 4, Friday

9-7pm $155 total

Long Day for New Requirements!

4 SEATS AVAILABLE

Standard First Aid with CPR-C

(Workplace OFA1 equivalent)

Full Course is 2 days

November 14 & 15, Sat & Sun

9-6pm each day

$255 total

COURSE COMPLETED

Standard First Aid Recert

October 4, Sunday

9-6pm $145 total

COURSE COMPLETED

November 8, Sunday

9-6pm $145 total

COURSE POSTPONED TO DEC

December 6, Sunday

9-6pm $145 total

4 SEATS AVAILABLE

CPR-C Full Course & Recert Course

October 4, Sunday

9-1pm $95 total

COURSE COMPLETED

November 8, Saturday

9-1pm $95 total

COURSE COMPLETED

November 14, Saturday

9-1pm $95 total

COURSE COMPLETED

December 4, Friday

9-1pm $95 total

1 SEATS AVAILABLE

December 6, Sunday

9-1pm $95 total

2 SEATS AVAILABLE

L.E.F.A. Babysitter's Certificate

Recommended Age 11-14 years old

October 23, Friday PRO D DAY

9-4 pm

$80 total

COURSE COMPLETED

November 28, Saturday

9-4 pm

$80 total

COURSE POSTPONED TO DEC

December 12, Saturday

9-5 pm

$80 total

10 SEATS AVAILABLE

@ Nelson & District Youth Centre

608 Lake St, Nelson 

NEXT COURSE DATES WILL BE HELD JANUARY - APRIL 2021

Please note that I have increased course rates for public courses in order to re-start my business and to ensure appropriate and safe training venues. I strive to give the highest quality in my courses. Rates are lower with those that have a group booking and an appropriate venue for training.

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 Company arranged Invoicing


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 :)

Thank you for your patience while I re-start my business!

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

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.

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. 

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.

First Aid box on pink BG

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.

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.

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.

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


My base is in Nelson, however, I do travel to train within the West Kootenays, Kelowna, Kamloops!

 
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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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