Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the course?
That generally depends on the course you are interested in. Here are a few common ones.
Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C - 8 hours in-class
Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C - 8 hours online learning + 8 hours in-class
First Responder BLS - 40 Hours. We start our FR courses on Saturdays, they run Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 08:00 til 18:00.
Emergency Medical Responder BLS - 80-120 hours. We run our EMR courses over 9 consecutive days starting on a Saturday. The course runs for 08:00 until 18:00 Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Why do you run your EMR over 9 days unlike everyone else who does 8 days over 2 weeks.
We recognize this is a grueling schedule, but there are several benefits to this.
At this level of training decisions could be the difference between life and death, we push you to go beyond your limits to gain confidence and proven competence so that you can remain calm under pressure and through fatigue.
9 Consecutive days means you take less time off work as you don't have to take 8 weekdays off from your current employment, its only 5 days.
9 Days of consecutive repetition and building on skills and knowledge will significantly improve knowledge retention.
9 Days vs 8 Days gives us 10 hours of additional hands-on scenario practice, and we definitely make good use of that time.
Do you have weekend EMR Courses?
We recognize that some people have a challenge getting time off work and they may need to take the course on weekends. We do not offer weekend only courses only our 9 day course, but we can make recommendations of training partners who will provide you with quality instruction from trusted instructors just like ours.
There are several benefits of taking our 9 consecutive days EMR class:
Students often struggle with retention. During the 3 weeks spanning a weekend only course, they have to fulfill their other responsibilities and commitments while also doing EMR on the weekends. This makes it challenging for knowledge accumulation. We believe it to be better running the 9 day course as it makes a world-of difference in terms of skill development and knowledge retention.
Also, 9 days in class vs 8 days in class provides 10 additional hours of hands-on scenario practice.
What qualifications do Pulse Point Canada instructors have?
Pulse Point Canada is a leading Training Partner of the Red Cross. What this means is that The Canadian Red Cross has entrusted our business to represent their organization by delivering First Aid and Professional Responder programs.
All of our instructors are active first responders in their respective communities. Every one of them has successfully completed the Canadian Red Cross's comprehensive Instructor Development Program, designed to prepare them to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments. Our Instructors are trained by an independent instructor development centre to ensure they meet the Program Standards set out by the Canadian Red Cross.