First Aid

Red Cross Courses

Red Cross CPR Level C
This course is for professional rescuers (i.e. police, firefighters, first responders, workplace first aid teams, and lifeguards). It includes the current First Aid and CPR guidelines. Skills taught and practised in this course include one- and two-person rescuer, adult/child/infant CPR, and introduction to automated external defibrillation (AED). Three-year expiry.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20006 HLTH BR01 A3A) Rita Newbold, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $75. Apr 5
(40001 HLTH BR01 A3B) Rita Newbold, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $75. May 3


Red Cross CPR Level HCP
This course is intended for healthcare providers (i.e. physicians, nurses, paramedics, and Allied Healthcare Providers, such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists). It includes the current First Aid and CPR guidelines. Skills taught and practised in this course include one- and two-person rescuer, adult/child/infant CPR, use of Bag-Valve-Mask, rescue breathing, and an introduction to automated external defibrillation (AED). Three-year expiry.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(40189 HLTH BR02 A3A) Michael Mutter, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3:30 pm, $75. Jun 7


Child Care Emergency First Aid
Formerly Childsafe First Aid. This course is for parents with children up to 8 years of age and includes the current First Aid and CPR B guidelines. This course stresses emergency first aid procedures, recognition of home hazards, allergies, bleeding management, and child/infant CPR, including airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, first aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest, head and spine injuries, wound care, and poisons. Recognized by the BC Provincial Childcare Facilities Licensing Board. Three-year expiry.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(40155 HLTH CS01 A3B) Michael Mutter, 2 sessions, Mon & Wed, 6–10 pm, $95. Starts May 5


Red Cross Emergency First Aid
This course provides simple First Aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for individuals who want an overview of First Aid and CPR for the home or workplace. The course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, CPR, and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission, sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine. This course includes current first aid and CPR guidelines, and it meets OHS regulations for Basic First Aid. Three-year expiry.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20089 HLTH RC02 A3A) Rita Newbold, 1 session, Sat, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, $105. Mar 29


Red Cross Emergency First Aid for Adults 55+
The intended audience for this course is adults ages 55 and older. This course provides simple First Aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for individuals who want an overview of First Aid & CPR for the home or workplace. The course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, CPR, and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission, sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine. This course includes current first aid and CPR guidelines, and it meets OHS regulations for Basic First Aid. Three-year expiry.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(40190 HLTH RC02 A3B) Rita Newbold, 1 session, Sat, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, $105. May 10


Red Cross Standard First Aid
This course provides comprehensive First Aid and CPR techniques for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the home or workplace. A variety of topics are covered from basic first aid such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR C, prevention of disease transmission to more severe sudden medical conditions, soft tissue injuries, poisons, and injuries to the head and spine. This comprehensive course is for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. It includes current first aid and CPR guidelines and meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Three-year expiry.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20011 HLTH RC01 A3A) Michael Mutter, 4 sessions, Tue &Thu, 6–10 pm, $175. Starts Feb 18
(40084 HLTH RC01 A3B) Rita Newbold, 4 sessions, Tue &Thu, 6–10 pm, $175. Starts May 20

WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid Courses

Occupational First Aid Level I
A one-day program designed to provide life-saving first aid skills to workers in industry. The day will cover the ABCs of basic first aid, blocked airways, one-person CPR, and lifts and transport of the injured. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Three-year expiry.

ABBOTSFORD – Clearbrook centre
(20069 HLTH OFA01 A3B) Rita Newbold, 1 session, Fri, 8 am–4:30 pm, $102. Mar 14
(20070 HLTH OFA01 A3C) Rita Newbold, 1 session, Sat, 8 am–4:30 pm, $102. Apr 26
(40003 HLTH OFA01 A3D) Rita Newbold, 1 session, Fri, 8 am–4:30 pm, $102. May 23


Occupational First Aid Level II
This 40-hour WorkSafe BC course covers all medical techniques within the responsibility of the attendant at a workplace. Attendant must be at least 19 years of age and possess the physical ability to perform learning tasks. Applicants must have a good command of English and submit a Statement of Fitness before taking the final exam. Manuals can be purchased through UFV Bookstore. Three-year expiry. Personal pocket mask included. Practical exam takes place on Monday and Tuesday of the week following the last class.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(40191 HLTH OFA02 A3B) Rita Newbold, 5 sessions, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 8 am–4:30 pm, $546. Starts May 26


Occupational First Aid Level III
This 75-hour WorkSafe BC course covers all medical techniques within the responsibility of the attendant at a workplace. Attendants must be at least 19 years of age and possess the physical ability to perform the learning tasks. Applicants must have a good command of English and submit a Statement of Fitness before taking the final exam. Manuals can be purchased through the UFV Bookstore. Three year expiry. Personal pocket mask included. Practical exam takes place on Monday and Tuesday of the week following the last class.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20010 HLTH OFA03 A3A) Rita Newbold, 15 sessions, Mon & Wed, 6–10 pm and Sat, 8 am–4:30 pm, $755. Starts Feb 17


Pet First Aid
This course is designed to equip dog and cat owners with the basic training and skills required to save pets’ lives, prevent further injury, and ease pain and discomfort until a veterinarian is available.

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(40185 STT PET01 C5A) Melissa Colling, 3 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $149. Starts May 6

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