CPR Training Courses in Nanaimo

CPR training courses in Nanaimo are available at Nanaimo First Aid. Classes on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid are held throughout the week, with popular classes available on the evenings and weekends. Course rates at Nanaimo First Aid are also the cheapest in the area; you won’t find another training service provider that offers better rates.

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Nanaimo First Aid

Enrolment and registration

Prospective students can register for a training program through e-mail, telephone call, or walk-in during business hours in any of the facilities in Nanaimo. You can find a complete list of available classes on the Nanaimo First Aid website.

Epinephrine pen
Epi (epinephrine) pen used during anaphylactic allergic reactions.

Enrolment rates

Nanamo First Aid course rates are the most competitive in the area. They include taxes, certificates, and St Mark James training manuals. Students don’t have to worry about additional expenses during the training period. If you decide to drop out of a program and give a 72-hour notice beforehand, a full refund will be given.

CPR training courses

CPR training courses in Nanaimo are focused on recognizing and reaction to cardiovascular emergencies such as cardiac arrest. Being able to perform CPR and automated external defibrillation (AED) is the main skill developed in the training course. Different levels are available for CPR, each corresponding to a particular age group and target audience. Other available CPR courses include private infant CPR courses in which the instructor comes to you and your group. Nanaimo First Aid also offers Heart and Stroke Foundation basic life support courses which are often referred to as basic life support or BLS. More information about these courses, including dates, times and locations is available on their website.

CPR Pocket Mask

CPR pocket mask for rescuers on-the-go.

Extra programs

Stand-alone classes for CPR are available to trainees who do not want to enrol in the full training program. All CPR-only classes still include AED training. AEDs are machines that are attached to chest to supply shock to the heart.

Instructors and private training

All instructors at Nanaimo First Aid are certified by St Mark James. Private instructors are also available with hourly rates if you want to train at home or want to book a trainer for a company event.


Certificate cards are awarded to the students once they successfully complete the program. To pass the enrolled course, the student has to have complete attendance, adequate skill demonstration, and 75 percent in the written exam.

Wall mount certificates are also available to trainees if they want to avail of them. The certificates are renewable within three years through recertification programs. Levels C and HCP have recertification available at Nanaimo First Aid. Both certification classes are four hours long and are held twice a week.

Did You Know?

Taking rectal temperature for infants

  • Using a digital thermometer, lubricate the end with a little bit of petroleum jelly or a similar lubricant.
  • Place the child on this stomach.
  • Insert half an inch of the thermometer in the rectum.
  • Hold the thermometer for at least one minute (or how low the instructions require).

Take note: Rectal temperature is around 1 degree Celsius or half a degree Fahrenheit higher than oral temperature.

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