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Life Essentials First Aid

Water Safety and First Aid Training Services

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, AB/NT 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 and skills through contracted and private first aid classes throughout the Kootenays and Okanagan.

 

Training 2020!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all certifiable courses are postponed until further notice.

Private educational sessions are available on Zoom for new parents or those with questions.


I am answering all messages to help solve any employer and graduate training requirements. Please contact me and I will help! Call/text Sonya @ 250 354 8926

Please note that all WorksafeBC certifications have been extended by 180 days past the expiry date.

Get on the interest list for those needing to certify or re-certify. I will be sending out emails when training is expected to resume. I am hoping to resume small group training by June. In the meantime, if your have any questions or concerns, I am happy to help!


FIRST AID TRAINING

Courses 2020 will be posted ASAP, stay tuned or get on the interest list

Course locations @ Nelson's Civic Centre, Nelson Chamber of Commerce, Nelsons Eagles Club or your establishment.


See Course Descriptions or message for more info!

Emergency First Aid - Basic First Aid OFA1

June

9-6pm $125

Child & Residential Care First Aid OFA1

9-7pm $135

June

Long Day for New Requirements!

Standard First Aid OFA1

Full course

June

9-6pm each day $235

Standard First Aid Recert

June

9-6pm $125

CPR-C Recert

June

9-1pm $75

Please Register by signing up below,

send an email to lifeessentialsfirstaid@gmail.com or

call/text 250 354 8926

Pre-registration is required, 

Please Register ASAP to avoid course cancellation

Specific course details and receipt will be emailed upon registration.

Registration is considered complete once payment is received.

Cancellation for full refund is 7 days prior to course start date (I do consider a case by case basis)

Course dates, times and types could be subject to change on short notice due to enrollment interest. 

Payment methods: eTransfer preferred, company cheque, cash, VISA and MasterCard

First Aid Course Descriptions

CPR Training

Level A and C

Full Course - No pre-requisite

Re-Certification - previous 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: Lifesaving Society, The Red Cross, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, St John Ambulance and Canadian Ski Patrol

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 with CPR

OFA Level 1 Equivalent


No Pre-requisites

Course is 8 hours

Certification valid for 3 years

Emergency First Aid (EFA)

Basic OFA1


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


Course length is 10 hours (new requirements!)

No pre-requisites

Certification valid for 3 years from date of issue

Recommend 13 years old +

Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care (EFA-CRC) OFA1


Emergency First Aid Child & Residentials Care is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace.

This program is designed for those working 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

Full course is 14-16 hours

No pre-requisite

Recommend 15 years old+

Re-certification is 8 hours

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

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

Certification is valid for 3 years from date of issue

Standard First Aid (SFA) Comprehensive OFA1


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 (BLS or HCP CPR-C)


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 a private course!

Let me train you, your friends, coaches, leaders, practitioners, crew or your employees at your place of business! 

Discounts available for number of candidates and if you have a training space available!
My base is in Nelson, however, I do travel to train within the West Kootenays, Kelowna, Kamloops and soon to Calgary!

 

Course Registration,

Business bookings &

Inquires

We’d love to hear from you! Reach out with any questions, or simply to learn more about how we can help!

Located in Nelson, BC
Serving the West Kootenays and Okanagan

250 354 8926

 

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