First Aid and CPR saves lives. Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. 2.4 million Canadians twenty years or older live with ischemic heart disease*. Fast activation of first aid in cardiac emergencies such as heart attacks is shown to improve the odds of survival. In response to these staggering statistics, St. John Ambulance is making it easier and more affordable for everyone to learn critical lifesaving techniques.
Launching in what is widely recognized as Heart Month (February) St. John Ambulance Alberta will be offering First Aid and CPR Awareness Training online. We are pleased to be partnered with the online learning experts at Yardstick to bring our lifesaving training online to increase people’s knowledge of how to help someone during a life-threatening medical emergency or incident. Moving to a highly interactive, modern online format will make these valuable skills accessible to anyone with a computer, tablet or smart phone and an internet connection.
Future plans include a blended certification option for Alberta workplace First Aid/CPR certification through St. John Ambulance where the theory components will be online and the practical assessment and examination will be in-class with a certified St. John instructor.
It is never too late to learn and refresh these valuable skills.
About St. John Ambulance
St. John Ambulance is an international humanitarian organization and is a foundation of the Order of St. John. As Canada’s standard for excellence in First Aid and CPR services, St. John Ambulance offers innovative programs, ensuring Canadians receive the best quality training. Revenue generated from First Aid/CPR training supports St. John Ambulance’s charitable work.
As one of Canada’s leaders in online learning, Yardstick draws on the latest developments in computer and web technology to deliver rigorous and creative online testing and training. Yardstick experts partner with subject matter experts, employers, and industry regulators to train, certify and verify today’s workforce.