Testimonials

 

   I have been working as a Security & Life Safety Guard at a shopping centre for the past 4 years. Prior to obtaining a position at the property, I was required to become certified in First Aid and CPR.
 
   I took a 2 day course through the Red Cross, which was known to be a reputable company for certification. Both days were 8 hours long and although we practiced some hands on material with CPR and bandaging, the majority of the course was dialogue. As interesting as it was, a few months down the road I did not remember the fancy terminology.

   Two days into my position at the shopping centre, a pregnant female had gone into a seizure in the women's washroom and I was the only available party to attend. 16 hours of a certification course did not prepare me for the anxiety I experienced being faced with a real life scenario. Anxiety not only slows your thought process, but also engages you to react, rather than to respond.

   I have been certified every year since then through Medics In Action, a course taught by actual Advanced Care Paramedics. I can attest to the fact that I have learned more in this style of training compared with other training being offered else where.  I have also retained more based on visualization techniques and dynamic real life scenarios.
 
   Our instructor engages the class actively with scenarios that are specific to the work place. For example, working for a mall we perform mock aid to heart attacks, anxiety attacks, stabbings, shootings, seizures, anaphylaxis, chemical burns, diabetic comas etc, using mock tools such as the AED, oxygen and all other necessary equipment to handle the scene.

   When faced with a real life emergency, at the forefront of our minds is not text book knowledge, but habit (described in the dictionary as "an acquired behaviour pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary").
In my time at the property, nothing ever happens the way it is so clearly outlined in the book.
 
   By participating in these live mock scenarios, I have learned how to relax and be confident in my capabilities in the most extreme of legitimate medical emergencies.
 
   Medics In Action not only trains the client on the "ABC`s", protocols and procedures, but prepares the client for unexpected or otherwise unconsidered factors.
 
   I highly recommend this course to any agency and/or individual seeking to-date and advanced skill set in the life safety/first aid industry.
 
-Kimberly Markham, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto
 


 

   I have been a trained first aider for about 17 years now and have never experienced a course like this. Medics in Action focuses not only on the information provided in the books but on scene management and practical experience. Over the past 10 years I have been a hockey trainer for multiple organizations at all different levels and age groups. Over these years I have purchased many of my supplies from Medics in Action. They sell great quality products and the price is right. I have always been able to get the supplies that I have needed when I needed them. Medics in Action also helped me with some advice as to what products I should have in my first aid kit as well as how much of each product. I would recommend Medics in Action to anyone who is either looking for a superior education in first aid or just some products for their first aid kit.   

 

Jon Biback – Trainer for Markham Islanders ‘AA’ (GTHL), Toronto Colts ‘AA’ (GTHL) and Richmond Hill Stars ‘AAA’ (OMHA)

 

   I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for the class you taught a few weeks ago. I was in that class, and had I not been, I would not have been able to help my family member on Christmas Day.

I was able to stay calm and think strategically to give the 911 operator all the information that was required.

When the paramedics arrived, I met them at the elevator and gave them a complete detailed over view of the situation so they were able to get in there and administer help quicker.

 just wanted to thank you for all that you do.  My familt member is fine by the way, and she's on the mend.