Basic Life Support

Duration
  • Stand-alone course – 4 hours
  • With Airway Management – 5 hours
  • With Oxygen Therapy – 5 hours
  • With Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy – 6 hours
Designed to build participant confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and provide the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, perform Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, and perform rapid defibrillation. Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy can also be added as additional certifications to this course.

Audience
In-facility care providers, including nursing staff, care aides, medical and dental professionals. Pre-hospital care providers, which may include professionals in a fire service, rescue team, sports-medicine, lifeguards and ski patrol.

Prerequisites
None

Completion
  • Successfully demonstrate all course skill competencies
  • Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation
  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course
Certification
1-year certification in Basic Life Support (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)

Recertification
2 hours

Course Content
  • Glove removal
  • Primary Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Assisted Ventilation
  • Basic Life Support special considerations
Participant Materials
  • Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support Field Guide
Printable version – Basic Life Support