Covid-19 safe first aid and CPR and AED facility now open in Toronto Vaughan

NOVEMBER 10, 2020
BREAKING NEWS:

OUR COVID-19 SAFE TRAINING FACILITY IS NOW OPEN!

Covid-19 safe facility fully equipped with plexiglass barriers and industrial sanitation or first aid, CPR, AED, and Basic Life Support (HCP) classes in Toronto and Vaughan:

October 1, 2020:

The Academy for First Aid and Safety’s Covid-19 safe training academy is now open at Canada’s largest home improvement shopping mall in the country: Improve Canada.  This massive shopping mall encompasses 320000 square feet of luxurious shopping space catered to the home improvement industry.

However, The Academy for First Aid and Safety has chosen this prime retail location to be their main headquarters.  The Academy for First Aid and Safety is a Canadian Red Cross training partner, offering WSIB and CSA approved first aid, CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator), and basic life support (HCP) certification courses.  They are located at Unit 239 at Entrance F. 

What makes their location so special?  The Academy for First Aid and Safety of Toronto / Vaughan is truly unique: A training facility desgned to keep participants safe during the challenging and frustrating Covid-19 pandemic:

– Plexiglass barriers for all seats.
– Prime location inside a prime shopping mall.
– ULV foggers for industrial sanitation.
– 3000 square feet auditorium for CPR and other skills assessment, allowing everyone to socially distance 10 feet.

7250 Keele Street, Unit 239

EXPERIENCE THE LUXURY AND SAFETY FOR FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING IN TORONTO & VAUGHAN:

EASILY ACCESSIBLE

Ground floor, unit 239. Wheelchair accessible, prime retail locaton

Stay safe during your class

Plexiglass barrier seating & sterilization

The Academy for First Aid and Safety’s strict Covid-19 entrance requirements: Temperature control checks, Covid-19 questionnaire, mandatory face mask and handwashing before entry: Very stringent Covid-19 protocols  to keep everyone safe:

The Academy for First Aid and Safety’s industrial sanitation includes sanitizing the classroom twice per day with ULV foggers that kill Covid-19 in just 1.5 minutes.  Health Canada approved sanitizer is used to prevent Covid-19 in the classroom.

Being the first and only first aid and CPR training academy in Canada to be located inside a prime shopping mall isn’t easy.  By choosing a prime retail location for first aid and training certification needs, all participants can enjoy the following:

  • Over 1500 free parking spaces!
  • Modern decor and amazing architecture: Mall just opened in 2017!
  • Ground floor, wheelchair accessible facility.
  • On site food court.
  • On site relaxation lounge.
  • 18 seat capacity lecture room.
  • 3000 square feet skills assessment room.

THE ACADEMY FOR FIRST AID AND SAFETY OF TORONTO AND VAUGHAN PUTS SAFETY AS THEIR TOP PRIORITY. LEARN FIRST AID CPR AED AND BASIC LIFE SUPPORT IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT WITH STRICT HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS. TOGETHER, WE CAN DEFEAT COVID-19!

- THE ACADEMY FOR FIRST AID AND SAFETY: CANADIAN RED CROSS TRAINING PARTNER Tweet

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The four most tell tale signs of a sign: Face, arms, speech, and time.

Caring for someone that is suffering from a stroke is much different from caring for someone that is having a heart attack.  With the wrong intervention, believe it or not, you can make the situation much, much worse. 

A stroke can either be a ischemic stroke, a hemorrhagic stroke, or a stroke due to a tumor. All 3 types of strokes bear the same signs and symptoms.

Kien Hoang: Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor: Tweet

Take a look at the left diagram where an ischemic stroke is illustrated: It clearly shows that a lack of blood flow to the brain occurred due to narrowed arteries, which eventually forms a clot in the arteries that feed the brain.  Contributing are smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress.  The right diagram shows a rupture in an artery that feeds the brain blood.  Ruptures commonly happen due to high blood pressure, which pushes against the walls of the artery, eventually causing it to fail and rupture.  Instead of blood reaching the brain, it leaks out of the artery, failing to feed the brain the blood it needs to function.

Asprin is NOT to be administered for stroke victims:

Asprin is to be avoided during a stroke.  Many may assume that the stroke is due to clogged arteries (ischemic stroke).  Let’s just say for a moment that it is true: The patient is suffering from an ischemic stroke.  If you had administered Asprin, you would of likely saved their life: The Asprin thing out the blood, and reduces clumping action at the clot, allowing more blood to pass through the clot to feed the brain.

However, if it was a hemorrhagic stroke, Asprin can be fatal.  Thinning out the blood when there is no clot, but a rupture can (and will) make the situation much, much worse.  Because an aneurysm is due to a rupture in the artery wall, Asprin will simply cause more bleeding.  And because a first aider cannot distinguish between a hemorrhagic stroke and ischemic stroke, The Canadian Red Cross strongly advises NOT to administer Asprin.  Instead, call 9-1-1 to get them to the hospital ASAP for the quickest intervention possible.

Want to learn more on how to save a life?  Call The Academy for First Aid and Safety now at 1-877-659-3215 or visit www.academyfor1staid.ca and join one of our many first aid and CPR classes!  We have weekday and weekend classes, and are WSIB approved!