Students will soon be able to learn new first aid techniques on campus

A CPR / First Aid course will be held in the Student Commons building on Algonquin College’s Woodroffe campus on February 5th. Photo credit: Myriam Landreville

Algonquin College students will be able to attend a first aid course to be held at the College’s Woodroffe campus on Saturday, February 5th.

“Learning first aid and CPR is a great way to become a community resource,” said Jennifer Sybrandy, a registered nurse and founder of National Capital First Aid. “You never know when you will come across someone who might need life-saving help.”

Her company, which offers CPR and first aid courses in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, offers tuition to Algonquin College students throughout the month of February.

The courses are fun and relaxed and “help prepare students for their future placements as well as for life’s surprises in general,” she explained.

The courses will be taught by Paula Whaley, a first aid coach who helps run National Capital First Aid. They have been offering monthly courses at Algonquin College for seven years.

“All of our instructors have an extensive medical background and are passionate about teaching a range of life-saving skills,” Sybrandy said.

Sybrandy has had a passion for first aid since she was a little girl.

“I fell in love with first aid and CPR training at a young age while taking swimming lessons when I realized I was able to change the outcome of a person’s situation simply by applying techniques I learned in class,” he said. she. “I was trained as a nurse and started a Red Cross first aid training company so I can help equip others in our community with the same skills.”

The course is held in room E206 in the Student Community Building.

Three courses are offered on February 5th. The first course, Standard First Aid and CPR Level C, will be taught from 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course fee is $ 129, but by putting the coupon code “algonquin99” at checkout, students can receive a $ 30 discount, bringing the course up to $ 99.

The other courses offered are first aid and CPR courses at level C, from kl. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for $ 95 and CPR Level C course taught from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $ 69. All three courses have an online learning component that must be completed before the training day on campus.

The courses also require that all participants be double-vaccinated against COVID-19 and that they wear a mask that complies with Ottawa Public Health guidelines.

Due to the popular demand, the courses for 5 February are all sold out, but it is still possible to sign up for the courses on 12 and 26 February.

More courses will be offered in March 2022.

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