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On the letter from the package that they sent us, it says nothing about needing Standard First Aid. I'm just wondering whether we need to take the first aid or not?

 

ie: Can we take

 

http://www.sja.ca/Ontario/Training/Pages/TorontoCPRforHealthCareProfessionals(HCP).aspx

 

Or do we have to take

 

http://www.sja.ca/Ontario/Training/Pages/TorontoStandardFirstAidwithCPRLevelHCP.aspx

 

 

I called the number for the program administrator listed on the CPR sheet but Cathy Oudshoorn wasn't there... thought I could get a quick answer here. THanks.

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I spoke to Cathy - the one day course is valid...hope that helps!!!

but it must be level C and HCP

awesome

First aid courses all include a CPR component...or you can take the CPR by itself. I think all medical schools just require CPR, as long as it's the HCP.

 

My friend going to U of T needs first aid :eek:

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I was told that I do NOT need a course that has first aid, and that a one day CPR Level C - HCP specific course is fine. I was told that I do need an HCP specific course, so I don't think that CPR level C would suffice. I would call them to verify this information. Try looking at Red Cross if St.John's doesn't offer an HCP specific CPR couse.

 

Here are the different CPR courses laid out by SJA:

 

http://www.sja.ca/Canada/Training/AtWork/Pages/CardiopulmonaryResuscitation(CPR).aspx

 

:cool:

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I was told that I do NOT need a course that has first aid, and that a one day CPR Level C - HCP specific course is fine. I was told that I do need an HCP specific course, so I don't think that CPR level C would suffice. I would call them to verify this information. Try looking at Red Cross if St.John's doesn't offer an HCP specific CPR couse.

 

Here are the different CPR courses laid out by SJA:

 

http://www.sja.ca/Canada/Training/AtWork/Pages/CardiopulmonaryResuscitation(CPR).aspx

 

:cool:

 

Along with what fireball noted, you could also check local community colleges for various CPR - HCP offerings. They usually have a good selection of offerings through the summer months b/c other health care programs take it as well.

 

Good luck!

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And yes, I'm pretty sure med schools want you to have the CPR for HCP. It's a more advanced version of CPR level C.

 

To be very clear with your training organization, make sure they teach the use of a bag valve mask as well as the 2-rescuer CPR techniques. These skills (among others) should be covered in HCP courses, and are not part of the regular lay-person CPR C certification. However, most of the time, they are just an additional "module" that you complete after the regular CPR-C course with the public, and takes around an hour or so. :)

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Just to clarify, as I've also signed up, this course (with the HCP designation) will fulfill all the requirements for the BLS training we're suppose to do? Thanks!

 

Yup! I just took this course last Tuesday and handed proof that I took it into Wendy and everything was fine. But make sure you tick off the HCP box when you sign up online.

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To be very clear with your training organization, make sure they teach the use of a bag valve mask as well as the 2-rescuer CPR techniques. These skills (among others) should be covered in HCP courses, and are not part of the regular lay-person CPR C certification. However, most of the time, they are just an additional "module" that you complete after the regular CPR-C course with the public, and takes around an hour or so. :)

One hour to learn how to use a bag valve mask? Wow, I must be pretty incompetent...took me almost 5 years to master it, on real patients anyhow.. :D

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Yup! I just took this course last Tuesday and handed proof that I took it into Wendy and everything was fine. But make sure you tick off the HCP box when you sign up online.

 

Awesome, thanks! Another quick question: what sort of "proof" do we need to hand in? A photocopy of the certificate? I sort of got the impression that as long as we have the certificate before school starts, we're ok.

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Awesome, thanks! Another quick question: what sort of "proof" do we need to hand in? A photocopy of the certificate? I sort of got the impression that as long as we have the certificate before school starts, we're ok.

 

Yes, a photocopy of the certificate is what should be handed in. :)

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ladyluck08, HCP is what Mac requires.

 

And for all of you who have done the course, I read that there was a written exam; is that something we have to study for beforehand? How was it?

 

The exam is fairly basic and straightforward.. more like a "quiz" to see if you were listening in class. It's nothing to stress over! :)

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Has anyone taken the course in Ottawa? I've called a few places (uOttawa, Red Cross, etc) and they're charging ~$100. Anyone find any place less expensive?

 

The website I've been using as a directory is: http://www.ottawaheartbeat.com/heartsaver/cpragencies.htm, and the course I've been asking about is "C", which I assume means Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers ©

 

If I'm doing something wrong, or if you can guide me, please chip in. Thanks.

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Has anyone taken the course in Ottawa? I've called a few places (uOttawa, Red Cross, etc) and they're charging ~$100. Anyone find any place less expensive?

 

The website I've been using as a directory is: http://www.ottawaheartbeat.com/heartsaver/cpragencies.htm, and the course I've been asking about is "C", which I assume means Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers ©

 

If I'm doing something wrong, or if you can guide me, please chip in. Thanks.

 

This is a handy link to find out Red Cross offerings in your area (look for CPR level HCP):

 

https://apaccess.redcross.ca/coursemanager/coursesearch.aspx?lang=E

 

Good luck!

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This is a handy link to find out Red Cross offerings in your area (look for CPR level HCP):

 

https://apaccess.redcross.ca/coursemanager/coursesearch.aspx?lang=E

 

Good luck!

 

Thanks for that Boss.

 

But I can't be the only one from Ottawa trying to find a deal on this course. I'm sure someone has taken the course and has something to say about where/when they took it. Anyway, thanks again.

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