CPR/AED

Duration: Level A: 4 hours, Level C: 5 hours, Level HCP: 6 hours

Students in Red Cross CPR/AED training
Blended CPR A: 3 hours online learning, 2 hours teaching time; Blended CPR C: 3 hours online learning, 3 hours teaching time

Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen. Courses meet legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Instructor                 

Red Cross CPR Instructor or First Aid Instructor

Completion   

Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate all required skills, including critical steps;
100% attendance and participation; 75% min. passing grade on a written, closed book knowledge evaluation; and adherence to the Fundamental Principles.

Certification    

3 year certification in Standard First Aid and CPR Level A or C

Recertification    

Level A: not available; Level C : 3.5 hours;  Level HCP: 5 hours

Blended CPR Level C: 2 hours online learning and 2.5 hours teaching time 

Course Content           

Level A

  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Recovery position
  • Choking – adult
  • Assisting with medications
  • Angina and heart attack
  • Stroke
  • CPR  and AED– adult
  • Deadly bleeding

Level C

  • Level A content
  • Choking — child and baby
  • CPR — child and baby

Level HCP

  • Level C content
  • Jaw thrust
  • Pulse check
  • Rescue breathing—adult, child, and baby
  • BVM—adult, child, and baby
  • Two-rescuer CPR—adult, child, baby

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Participant Materials                 

  • CPR (manual from the Canadian Red Cross)
  • Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
  • HCP Participant Content Download (HCP level only)
  • CPR – Online access via PIN (Blended only)
  • CPR certificate

Printable version – CPR/AED Course