DURATION: 1 Day
TUITION: $400 + GST
As a First Aid instructor, you will prepare people from a wide variety of backgrounds and environments to be ready to respond to medical emergencies at home, in the workplace or in other settings. Through instruction, demonstration, and practice, you will teach students how to determine the severity of a patient’s condition and provide basic, urgent assistance to injured or ill persons.
Heart & Stroke first aid courses include basic provider, renewal and level C courses, giving you even more flexibility and broadening your potential to reach and teach more students.
THE IDEAL HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION INSTRUCTOR-CANDIDATE:
- Is motivated to teach
- Is motivated to facilitate learning
- Is motivated to ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
- Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
BECOMING A FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR
The First Aid Instructor course is the second component of three in the process of becoming a First Aid Instructor. The three components required in becoming a First Aid Instructor include:
- Current Heart & Stroke Standard First Aid certification
- First Aid Instructor Course completion
- First Aid Course Co-Facilitation and Monitoring with an experienced First Aid Instructor (arranged by you and an experienced First Aid Instructor)
After successful First Aid co-facilitation and monitoring, an instructor fee of $75 will be required by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to receive your First Aid Instructor Certification credentials.
The First Aid Instructor Course is delivered in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
The following prerequisites are required: Current Heart & Stroke Standard First Aid certification
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is in the process of updating their instructor materials We are unsure of the cost or timing for these being released, but you should expect to invest in these materials once they are available.
Due to the delay we ask that you purchase the HSF Instructor Manual and Student Manual from the HSF (find the link).
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The First Aid Instructor course includes an overview of the key components of a First Aid course with core skill review of infant, child and adult CPR, basic airway management, AED use, foreign body obstruction management, team dynamics, feedback, debriefing and communication. These skills are reviewed in a hands-on exercises with ample opportunities for skill practice, feedback and questions. The session combines facilitation techniques with core First Aid topics to practice skill review, case studies, practice scenarios and student evaluation / remediation. The Heart and Stroke portal will be introduced and instructor materials reviewed.
This course is due to be approved by Worksafe BC in the near future. It is not recognized yet for the work setting.
Before attending the First Aid Instructor course, review the course materials with particular focus on the core First Aid skills and the First Aid Instructor Manual. Expect the course to be worth the time spent, serving as an important foundation to your impact as a First Aid Instructor.
What if you need to change dates or cancel? Check out our refund and transfer policy.
If you have any questions at all, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 604 990 0063. You are also welcome to register by phone.
We are committed to creating a positive learning experience that is relevant to who you are and to what you do. Register today!
“Time frame – perfect. Comfort level good. Maintaining my CPR skills is really valuable to my profession and this course was a great reminder.” – Shannon- Shannon – BLS, Mount Saint Joseph