First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training

Many courses are offered in collaboration with the Red Cross, the Lifesaving Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, to be able to recognize emergencies and react in these situations.

All of our community courses are given at our training centre at 81 Summerhill Avenue in Pointe-Claire.

For groups of 6 or more people, we can provide our courses at our training centre at your convenience. For groups of 8 or more, we can go to you. Please contact us to set up a day and time.

 

Did you know?

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure involving chest compressions (pressing down on the chest) and artificial respiration (rescue breathing). It has the power to restore blood flow to someone suffering cardiac arrest, keeping them alive until an ambulance arrives.

What is cardiac arrest?

A cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating regularly and can no longer pump blood through the body. There are a variety of causes – heart attack, drowning, stroke, electrocution, suffocation or other trauma.

Why get trained?

Once the heart stops pumping, seconds count. For every minute that passes without help, a person’s chance of surviving drops by about 10 percent. But if you know how to respond to a cardiac arrest, their odds of survival and recovery may increase by 30 percent or more.

Learning CPR is easy and inexpensive – just a few hours could make an important difference in someone’s life.

 

Courses

Heartsaver / AED (CPR level A+)

This 4 hour course includes the following:

  • CPR for adults, children (1 year +)
  • Treatment of adult and child choking victims
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED) certification
  • How to effectively use a pocket mask

The target population is lifeguards, teachers, and lay public.

All participants will receive a completion card from the Heart and Stroke Foundation valid for 2 years.

This course is not provided on a regular basis but can be scheduled for groups of 6 or more. The cost is 68$ per person.


Registration

514-630-1202, marie-josee.thivierge@pointe-claire.ca, carole.lefebvre@pointe-claire.ca.

 

Basic Life Support / AED (CPR level C)

This 4 hour course includes the following:

  • CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Treatment of adult, child and infant choking victims
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED) certification
  • How to effectively use a pocket mask

All participants will receive a completion card from the Heart and Stroke Foundation valid for 2 years.


Schedule and cost

Participants Dates Schedule Cost*
Resident
Cost
Non-res.
Teachers, students, members of the community, parents, lifeguards, police officers, fire fighters. January 26
February 23
March 28
April 25
6 to 10 p.m. $77 $97

*Group of 6 or more: $73 per person


Registration

514-630-1202, marie-josee.thivierge@pointe-claire.ca, carole.lefebvre@pointe-claire.ca.

 

Health Care Provider / AED (CPR level C+)

This 5 hour course includes the following:

  • CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Two rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Treatment of adult, child and infant choking victims
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED) certification
  • How to effectively use a pocket mask and Bag Valve mask (BVM)

All participants will receive a completion card from the Heart and Stroke Foundation valid for 2 years.


Schedule and cost

Participants Dates Schedule Cost*
Resident
Cost
Non-res.
First responders, Ambulance technicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, students studying in the medical field. January 12
March 16
May 11
6 to 11 p.m. $77 $97

*Group of 6 or more: $73 per person


Registration

514-630-1202, marie-josee.thivierge@pointe-claire.ca, carole.lefebvre@pointe-claire.ca.

 

Emergency First-Aid or Emergency Firs-Aid – Daycare provider

An 8 hour course includes the following:

  • CPR (level C), Choking and Automatic Defibrillation (adult, child and infants)
  • Primary and secondary survey
  • How to activate the emergency medical system
  • The law
  • Heart attacks, strokes
  • Bleeding, Burns
  • Heat and Cold emergencies
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Asthma and other respiratory emergencies
  • Poisons

All participants will receive a completion card from the Heart and Stroke Foundation valid for 3 years.

Participants Dates Schedule Cost*
Resident
Cost
Non-res.
Teachers, students, members of the community, parents, daycare providers. January 24 and 26
February 21 and 23
March 28 and 30
April 25 and 27
6 to 10 p.m. $92 $114

Group of 6 or more: $88 per person

Registration

514-630-1202, marie-josee.thivierge@pointe-claire.ca, carole.lefebvre@pointe-claire.ca.

 

Babysitting course

“Because caring for children is more than just child’s play”

 

This 8 hour course includes the following:

  • Important child care skills
  • Safety tips for children of all ages
  • How to cope with common problems like tantrums and crying
  • What to do if anything makes the babysitter uncomfortable
  • Some great games and other ideas for having fun with the kids while babysitting
  • How to make the children’s environment safe and enjoyable
  • What are the respective rights and responsibilities of the babysitter and the family hiring one.
  • CPR, choking, sprains and strains, bleeding, poisoning, burns, fire emergency and more.

The target population is adolescents of 11 years or older. All participants will receive a Red Cross Babysitting Manual, mini first aid kit and certification card.

This course is not provided on a regular basis but can be scheduled for groups of 6 or more.

Registration

514-630-1202, marie-josee.thivierge@pointe-claire.ca, carole.lefebvre@pointe-claire.ca.

 

Sales and Rentals

Books for sale (taxes included)

Item 2016 prices
HSF – Heartsaver/AED Manual $18
HSF – Healthcare Provider Manual $18
HSF – Emergency First Aid Manual $7
Red Cross – Child Care First Aid Manual $10
Red Cross – Babysitter Manual $10
HSF – Healthcare Provider Instructor’s Manual $120
HSF – Heartsaver Instructor’s Manual $140


Equipment for sale (taxes included)

Item 2016 prices
Disposable Face Shield Key Chain with one-way valve $14
Pocket Mask $18
Red Cross Mini First Aid Kit(Babysitting) $5
First Aid Kit (Large) $65
First Aid Kit (Small) $30


Equipment rental (taxes included)

Item 2016 prices
Annie Torso $18
$12 Group (4+)
Junior Manikin $18
$12 Group (4+)
Infant Manikin $14
$9 Group (4+)
Automated External Defibrillator $18 + deposit
Pocket Mask $1
Bag Valve Mask “Ambu” $1


Lost or stolen cards (non-taxable)

2016 prices
HSF $10
Red Cross – Lifesaving Society $15

Links and downloads

Information

For more information, please call the Aquatic centre at 514-630-1202 or email marie-josee.thivierge@pointe-claire.ca, carole.lefebvre@pointe-claire.ca