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First aid course now partly online

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance Alberta Council is now offering a “blended online” course for Standard First Aid with CPR. Once students have completed (at their own pace) the online portion of the course, they then register for a one-day, in-class component to complete the demonstrated competency and validation process. The in-class portion, offered at seven provincial […] Read more

Emergency first aid training offered online

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance Alberta is offering First Aid and CPR Awareness Training online. The organization has partnered with Yardstick, an online learning firm specializing in online workplace training, to create online learning on how to help someone during a life-threatening medical emergency. “Moving to a highly interactive, modern online format will make these valuable skills […] Read more

New First Aid and Safety on the Farm program launched

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance and Ag for Life have launched a joint training initiative to help families who live and work on farms prepare and respond to emergencies. Each year in Alberta, there are over 18 agricultural-related deaths and hundreds of injuries. Machinery, rollovers, and animal-related events are the predominant causes. Quick use of first aid […] Read more

Mental health training to be part of first aid courses

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance is making mental health training part of its standard and emergency first aid courses. “We currently offer mental health first aid courses in several provinces,” said Philip Clarke, chancellor of the Priory Council that oversees St. John Ambulance. “Integrating a mental health module into our standard and emergency first aid courses is […] Read more

New app allows quick access to automated external defibrillators

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance and a French organization called AEDMAP have partnered to develop a Canadian version of the Save A Life app so responders can quickly find an automated external defibrillator (AED) when needed. Someone in Canada experiences a cardiac arrest every 13 minutes. Early recognition, CPR and use of an AED can increase the […] Read more