Being trained in first aid gives any person the skill to react to life-threatening situation wherever you may be; at home, the ice rink, or even at work. The definition of accident is as follows; “any event that happens unexpectedly, without a deliberate plan or cause.” (www.dictionary.com) Accidents happen unexpectedly at any time and any place. When you are prepared with First Aid training from Life Support services you will have the know how to react properly and save lives. First aid training enables you to deal with physical accidents while CPR Training gives you the knowledge to save a life by clearing airways and renewing the heartbeat.
Life Support Services is one of the top providers in Canada for safety, first aid, and CPR training. Life Support Services makes First Aid an enjoyable learning experience while delivering professional friendly instruction either at your workplace, the comfort of your home or our own facilities. We believe in the information that we share and know that through our training lives will be saved. All of our programs meet or exceed CSA standards and are WSIB approved.
A course that we highly recommend to anyone looking for life saving training is our Advanced First Aid Course (see courses tab) This course will teach thoroughly and touch on all aspects of the CPR system.
What is CPR?
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which more simplified is a combination of oxygen being circulated through the mouth and multiple consecutive chest compressions. It is common knowledge that CPR is preformed when the subject is unresponsive and no pulse is found. CPR is most successful when administered as soon as possible. It has been proven to be a highly important training skill in any first aid instruction as proper and timely administration of CPR can prevent the possibility of permanent brain damage and even death.
Everybody needs to be prepared in case of any emergency and CPR and Life Support training will assist you in saving lives. When an emergency occurs in our community it may take first responders (fire, paramedic, police) some time to arrive on the scene to assist those in need. Through simple CPR and emergency training people can be far more prepared in the event of many different medical challenges. As highlighted earlier when an emergency occurs or an accident happens, time is not on your side. Being able to react quickly before the first responders is crucial to the patient’s survival. Taking a small amount of time today to learn the basics will save lives.
Our staff is experienced, friendly and most importantly they provide the most up to date accurate information. Our staff is committed to your learning and is approachable at any time to answer any questions you may have, by e-mail, phone or in person. You will learn what happens during an emergency by being placed in classroom simulations. And learn how to be prepared when placed traumatic situations and medical emergencies.
We the staff at Life Support Services want to encourage anyone who is interested to contact us and inquire about any of our many training programs. As a citizen in the London, Ontario area (or all of Canada for that matter), it is your responsibility to serve, and most importantly assist during accidents or emergencies.
If you have already received First Aid training be sure to consult us to be sure that it is the most up to date training. Recent changes have been made to the Canadian First Aid program;
- The ratio to chest compression to ventilations
- How to ensure an open airway
- Determining signs of circulation
- Land marking, or where the rescuer places hand when performing compressions
- How to administer an auto injector or inhaler
Every year more than 300,000 Canadians take the first aid training and get informed about life saving and CPR techniques.
- 472,503 people were enrolled in First Aid Training(up almost 100,00 from 2003- 2004, 2,548 in instructor training
- Just under 5000 people trained in Disaster Emergency Preparedness
- Over 1.1million people enrolled in water safety training
Although these numbers may look significant many Canadians have little to no First Aid training. Often First Aid and CPR training is mandatory in the workplace, therefore the costs of the program are covered by your employer. Also training is being provided in high schools all across Canada.
Every day in local news you hear about tragic accidents that could have been prevented. Recently an article was written about a young man who had recently received his pre-combat First Aid / CPR training for the military and witnessed a bad car accident. Thanks to his training he was able to revive the unresponsive driver through CPR and in the end save a man’s life. The young soldier is a real life example of why First Aid Training is so important, and how critical it can be to the preservation of life in the event of an accident.
There are no excuses. Get Certified. Save Lives.