First Aid & CPR

Absolutely Creative Training Solutions is a Training Partner of the Canadian Red Cross First Aid Program, which is designed for people of all ages and skill levels. Red Cross courses emphasize prevention of injuries and prompt, practical first aid care for casualties. Hands-on practice with manikins and an illustrated manual reinforce the skills and knowledge components of these courses. Absolutely Creative Training promotes learner-centred training that is fun, flexible and relevant — you’ll learn how to think, improvise and adapt to any emergency.

The Red Cross program was updated with 2010 ILCOR First Aid & CPR Guidelines, a full colour manual and new skills, including the use of automatic external defibrillators (AED) by the general public, use of epinephrine auto-injectors, and use of metered dose inhalers. The certification period is three years for all Red Cross first aid & CPR courses; you are welcome to recertify more frequently if it is required by your employer, school or agency. These are the requirements for successful certification in Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses:

1. Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills and pass a knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75%;

2. Participants must attend and actively participate in 100% of the course.

Attire: Our courses are learner-centred and there is a lot of practical work on the floor, so please wear comfortable, casual clothing. On rainy/snowy days, please bring a pair of indoor shoes, slippers or heavy socks so we can keep the floors and carpets cleaner for CPR practice!

Health Issues: Please advise the facilitator of any health conditions which may hinder your full and active participation in the physical portions of the course; participants must successfully perform all the skills to be certified. Our individual-use manikins and masks are washed and bleached between every course,  new lung bags are provided for each participant’s manikin, and we have sanitary wipes available for additional cleaning, if you wish.

Current CRC Information on “Compressions Only” CPR 


Emergency First Aid + CPR-C
$85/person + HST (new First Aid/CPR manual included)
This 8 hour course provides the skills to deal with immediate, life-threatening priorities, including: airway, breathing, cardiac emergencies, severe bleeding and shock. CPR Level C for adults, children and babies and two rescuer skills for adult/child are also included. For workplaces with less than five employees per shift, WSIB Regulation 1101 requires at least one worker per shift be trained in Emergency First Aid.  Please note that on full day courses, Emergency First Aid will run from 9 am – 6 pm; WSIB requires that we teach additional wound care skills, so we need the extra hour.

    • Preparing to respond
    • The EMS system
    • Check, Call, Care
    • Airway emergencies
    • Breathing and circulation emergencies
    • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
    • Wound care

Standard First Aid + CPR-C
$130/person + HST (new First Aid/CPR manual included)
A 16 hour course which includes all the information in Emergency First Aid, plus how to recognize and handle sudden injury and illness. For workplaces with more that five workers per shift, WSIB Regulation 1101 requires that at least one worker per shift be trained in Standard First Aid.

  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons

Standard First Aid & CPR-C Recertification
$85/person + HST (new First Aid /CPR manual included; bring a current 2010 Guidelines manual, receive a $10 refund in class)

This is a review and retesting of skills and knowledge, not a new course; learners should review the course content prior to their session. To qualify for recertification under WSIB guidelines, the learner may, on a one time basis only, have the certificate renewed by completing a Standard First Aid Recertification Course from the original provider (Canadian Red Cross and its Training Partners). The learner may attend this course as long as the Standard First Aid Certificate has not expired.

CPR-C Recertification
$45/person + HST (new CPR/AED manual included; bring a current 2010 Guidelines manual, receive a $5 refund in class)

This 4 hour recertification is a retesting of skills and knowledge, not a reteaching; learners should review the material prior to their recertification course.

Level A

  • The First Aider’s Role
  • Check, Call, Care
  • H.A.IN.E.S. Recovery Position
  • Choking—Adult
  • Assisting with Medications
  •  Angina and Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • CPR—Adult
  • Deadly Bleeding

Level C

  • Level A content
  • Choking—child and baby
  • CPR—child and baby

Health Care Provider Level CPR (HCP)
With Emergency First Aid $100/person + HST
With Standard First Aid $145/person + HST
With Standard First Aid Recertification $100/person + HST
With CPR Recertification $60/person + HST

Recommended for nurses, physicians, paramedics, and allied health care providers such as RTs, OTs, and PTs. Add one additional hour to the first of your Standard or Emergency First Aid Course; add one half hour to a recert.

  • Level C content
  • Jaw thrust
  • Pulse check
  • Rescue breathing—adult, child, and baby
  • BVM—adult, child, and baby
  • Two rescuer CPR—adult, child, baby

Pet First Aid & CPR Workshop
$45/person + HST (handout package included) For the safety of all, pets are not allowed in class.

This 4-hour workshop from the American Red Cross will help you respond to a life threatening emergency involving your dog or cat. This program has become very popular across the United States, and Absolutely Creative Training Solutions has brought it to the attention of pet owners across southern Ontario. Every pet lover should learn these important skills!

  • how to approach a sick or injured dog or cat
  • safe restraint and transport
  • recognition and assessment of an emergency involving your pet
  • how to give lifesaving rescue breathing and CPR to cats and dogs with practice on stuffed animals
  • choking, shock and severe bleeding
  • common emergencies: burns, wounds, splinting, ticks, etc.
  • making a pet first aid kit and preparing for emergencies

A Tribute to Samba 1992-2005

Samba the Basset Hound passed away on February 22, 2005, after 13 years of happy, drooly life.  She helped to teach Pet First Aid to hundreds of people across southern Ontario, and loved her job as the “CPR Hound”.  She was featured on television, radio and in the newspaper — she was a star in every sense of the word! We miss her bright eyes, wagging tail and sweet spirit.

Bettina Weber, Owner/Facilitator
189 Adelaide St. S., Unit 3
London, Ontario, Canada 
N5Z 3K7  
T: 519-649-4122
F: 519-649-1207
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Absolutely Creative Training Solutions, First Aid Instruction, London, ON


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Our Business Hours

We are often teaching off-site, so we don't have regular office hours. Please call 519-649-4122 to see if we’re in; our answering service gives information on availability for the week. Leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks for your understanding.

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