We believe in making our first aid courses as enjoyable and stress-free as possible
We know that if you enjoy your training, you’ll remember your skills and be more confident when using them in an emergency situation. Red Cross statistics show that if you have first aid training, your chance of personal injury is reduced by up to 45%!
The best first aid course I have taken
I have just taken a Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR class with Safe + Sound and it was the best first aid course I have taken to date! The instructor was very passionate about teaching first aid – the passionate ones make the best teachers.
~ Sarah Chettle
Support for different learning styles and hands-on experience using realistic props
We cater for all learning styles by using a combination of teaching techniques that include:
- PowerPoint presentation with video
- Instructional Posters
- Skills demonstration and practice
- Scenarios using props
- Moulage (fake injuries)
- Class discussions and Q&A
We have found that students learn more easily and have greater success when they get hands-on experience using realistic props. Practical components are supported by a variety of training materials, based on course requirements, such as mannequins for CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) trainers, bandages, splinting materials, barrier devices, first aid kits, auto-injector trainers and inhalers.
Public classes offered in Coquitlam
We run public classes at our Coquitlam training venue (near Coquitlam Centre Mall) which is easy to reach by SkyTrain and bus.
Street address: 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 5V8.
Onsite & private group training
We can teach a course at your workplace or our Coquitlam training venue. We work with companies and organizations in the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford or Richmond. Please contact us for information about onsite training.
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CPR and AED Training
Which course do you need?
Learn the skills to respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking
CPR courses teach the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking. Courses include skills for adults, children and babies depending on the CPR level chosen (A,B, C or HCP).
Red Cross courses meet legislation requirements for provincal worker safety including WorkSafeBC. Courses include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
CPR levels explained
The following lists give examples of where each level of CPR may be suitable (these are not all-inclusive).
We encourage you to check with your school or employer regarding which level is appropriate for your individual situation.
All of our first aid & CPR courses include AED training.
CPR Level A
CPR Level A includes Adult skills only.
Caregiver (adult), high school teacher, sports coach (adult)
If you need CPR level A, we recommend that you register for one of the following courses which all include the CPR level A skills:
CPR Level B
CPR Level B includes child and infant skills only.
Child Care Worker, Parent, Grandparent, Preschool Teacher, Babysitter
The Canadian Red Cross does not offer CPR level B as a separate course. If you require CPR level B you will need to take Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR.
CPR Level C
CPR Level C includes adult, child and infant skills
Police, Firefighter, First Responder, Workplace First Aid Team, Lifeguard, Sports Coach, Caregiver (adult, child, infant).
If you need CPR Level C, we recommend that you register for one of the following courses which all include the CPR Level C skills:
CPR Level HCP
CPR Level HCP includes adult, child and infant skills. This level of CPR will be available until March 31 2019. It will then be replaced with BLS (Basic Life Support).
Physician, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist (RT), Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT)
If you need CPR level HCP, we recommend that you register for one of the following courses which all include the CPR level HCP skills:
This chart shows the skills that are included in each CPR level
|Hours of instruction||4||5||6||6|
|CPR for Adults|
|CPR for Children|
|CPR for Infants|
|Adult/Child 2 Person CPR|
|Infant 2 Person CPR|
|Bag Valve Mask|