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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, a non-profit organization that provides water safety services and first aid training through the province. 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.

 

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**NEW COURSES POSTED**

Private bookings and mobile services available


FIRST AID TRAINING

Fall Courses

Course locations @ Nelson's Civic Centre or the Nelson Chamber of Commerce

See Course Descriptions or message for more info!


Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care OFA1

Nov 30th Saturday, 8-6pm $135 total

Standard First Aid OFA1

Full course

Dec 7th & 8th Sat & Sun, 930-530pm $235 total 

Standard First Aid Recertification

Dec 8th, Sunday 930-530pm $125 total

CPR-C Re-certification

Dec 7th Saturday, 930-130pm $75 total

Emergency First Aid Basic OFA1

Dec 7th Saturday, 930-530pm $125

​Winter course dates will posted soon!

Please Register below or call 250 354 8926

Pre-registration is required, course details will be emailed upon registration

Cancellation is 7 days prior to course start date

Register ASAP to avoid course cancellation

Additional dates and course types subject to change on short notice

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

Due to high demand, we’ve recently added new classes to ensure there’s an option for everyone. Please enroll early to avoid course cancellation, interest lists are also available.
Interested in enrolling or learning more about a course? Get in touch today, one of our team members will answer all your questions.

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)


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) 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) is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace.

This course includes 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 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!

 

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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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