Part-time Courses - Certifications
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|Course #||Courses||Length (Hours)||Distance||Status|
|HEAL1920||Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Description: ASIST is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting, first-aid intervention. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles. ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), a practical guide to doing suicide interventions.
|HEAL1420||Basic Cardiac Life Support CPR/AED Recertification Level C and HCP
Description: Students must have been Basic Cardiac Life Support, CPR/AED Level C (Basic Rescuer) and HCP certified within the last year. Registrants must review the Basic Cardiac Life Support material and be prepared for an evaluation based on this material.
|FOOD1185||Food Safety Training Certification
Description: Train in-class for the Food Safety Handler's Certification. During the last two hours of the course, write the exam to become a certified food handler. Build your knowledge and improve your safe food handling skills to earn a Region of Waterloo Public Health Safety Food Handlers Wallet Card. A minimum of 70% is required to earn the certificate. Food safety training is recommended for all persons who work in institutions, retail, restaurant or wholesale food services. The fee for the course includes classroom instruction, materials and exam.
|FOOD1190||Food Safety Training Challenge Exam
Description: If you have taken the home study method, or you feel you have the knowledge or you need to re-certify (certificate is valid for 5 years), take the Challenge Exam to earn your Region of Waterloo Public Health Food Safety Certificate. Only those receiving 70% or higher on their test will receive a certificate. (includes the exam only). NOTE: You must pre-register for the exam. Check our website for the most up-to-date schedule.
|HEAL1895||Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA)
Description: GPA Basics is an innovative, 4-module dementia-care curriculum based on a person-centred approach to care. The curriculum is evidence-based, interactive, and practical. The program guides participants to fully understand responsive behaviours, in order to be able to respond effectively and appropriately in a workplace setting. GPA Basics also includes respectful self-protective and gentle redirection techniques for use when catastrophic behaviours do occur.
|HEAL1810||Mental Health First Aid
Description: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. This course aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.
|HEAL1910||Mental Health First Aid For Adults Who Interact With Youth
Description: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth (aged 12-24) is a 14-hour course that improves mental health literacy. It provides the knowledge and skills to help you better support the mental health and wellness of youth and prevent potential or developing mental health problems.
|HEAL1400||Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C and HCP
Description: This course is intended for health care providers (physicians, nurses, paramedics and allied healthcare providers, e.g. RT, OT, PT) and individuals in the workplace or at home. This is a comprehensive Red Cross course which covers injury preventions and care in life-threatening situations including: choking skills, rescue breathing, CPR techniques for adults, children and infants, introduction to autonomic external defibrillators, bag-valve masks, prevention of disease transmission and treatment of severe bleeding. This course also covers musculo-skeletal and soft tissue injuries, head and spine injuries, sudden medical emergencies and poisoning. Upon successful completion, a certificate from the Canadian Red Cross will be issued.
|HEAL1410||Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Recertification Level C and HCP
Description: Students must be certified at the Standard Level of Red Cross First Aid and in CPR/AED at Level C (Basic Rescuer) and the HCP Level. Certification will be verified at the first class. This course stresses the basic steps to follow in an emergency. Emphasis will be placed on re-testing, not re-learning.
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