VO2 Health Focus is committed to upholding the health and safety of our learners in all our courses with a lens on accessibility for all. For most people the physical activity involved in a First Aid/CPR course should not pose a health threat. However, there are a small number of people who may find the physical activities in the course strenuous. If you have any of the health conditions listed below, we recommend that you do not participate in the skills practise and demonstration involving physical activity until you have consulted with your family physician and have received medical clearance to participate.
- A history of a heart attack or other heart conditions
- Respiratory problems
- Pregnant or suspect pregnancy
- If you are unsure if you should participate in any aspect of the course involving physical activity, please consult with your family doctor prior to beginning the course.
The course involves activities such as:
- Kneeling, lying on the floor, compressing on manikins; working with partners for choking modalities; bandaging and splinting.
If you are unsure if you should participate in any aspect of the course involving physical activity, please speak with your instructor before the course begins.