Please Note

We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date. COVID-19 Self-Assessment

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

We have masks, hand sanitizer and face shields available to purchase here.

Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

A BLS course designed for healthcare professionals with a duty to respond to perform high-quality CPR in a team environment.

The Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support course teaches pre-hospital or in-facility responders to recognize and intervene where patients are suffering from cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. The BLS curriculum is meant to support the delivery of high-performance, team-based professional resuscitation. This course is industry driven, designed as a robust resuscitation training program geared toward high-quality CPR in a team environment, and recognizes the nuances of multidisciplinatory teams with varied experiences.

This program does not cover basic layperson CPR training - it is specifically for professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, children, infants, and neonates.Certification matches industry standards, and is valid for 1 year.

We are doing our best to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Masks are mandatory throughout this course. You can take a look at our full COVID-19 Safety Plan in the Resources section.

Full Course Length 4 hours Register Now
Recertification 2 hours Register Now

Course Details

Topics Covered

Basic Life Support includes:

  • Glove Removal
  • Primary Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Assisted Ventilation
  • Basic Life Support Special Considerations

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 1 year.

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

Recertification

If you have a current and valid Basic Life Support or CPR Level HCP certificate, you are eligible to take a shorter, faster-paced Basic Life Support recertification course. Please be prepared to show proof of certification.

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

Materials

The Basic Life Support (BLS) course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support Field Guide (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

The Alert Advantage

Free Manual + App

Deep Discounts

3-Year Guarantee

Replacement certs

Free CPR Mask + Gloves

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Who should take this course?

  • In-facility care providers
  • nursing staff
  • care aides
  • medical and dental professionals
  • pre-hospital care providers
  • fire service
  • rescue team
  • sports-medicine
  • lifeguards
  • ski patrol

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Basic Life Support course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

I learned so much that I never knew before and I feel like I'm prepared for anything.

Hannah Kyle Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

The instructor was very engaging and made the course interesting! I would recommend Alert First-Aid Services to a friend!

Krista Stubbs Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

It was the best first aid course ever. I really enjoyed learning the knowledge and skills through this course, and the instructor was a great teacher.

Juhyun Jung Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Instructor was very enthusiastic and effective. Really enjoyed the hands-on learning and scenarios!

Julia Nemer Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Loved how hands on the course was. Really helped learn the material. Extra tidbits for us health care workers was appreciated. Thanks Gary! Will come back to Alert First Aid! 

Eve Ouradou Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"I was very pleased to be able to attend and complete the First-Aid and CPR course in a short period of time. The hands on method was a very effective way of learning. Jason was aweome!"

Joan McConnell Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Best first-aid course in Victoria, by far. Loved the hands-on experience & using actual supplies. I feel very prepared for emergency situations

Rachel Neufeld Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Totally enjoyed the recert course. I always come to Alert First-Aid despite living in Duncan. I'd love for more courses to be offered in the Cowichan Valley."

Rozalee Daniels Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

The best CPR class I have ever attended. Thank you - lots of fun!!!

Heather Castle CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Everythng went smoothly, and the instructor was fantastic and could not have done a better job."

Peter Mann CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials
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