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

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 View Locations
Recertification 3 hours View Locations

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.

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

First Aid Course Materials for Basic Life Support

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.

Nathan made the day so much fun!

Elizabeth Robertson Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This has got to be the most relaxed first-aid course I've taken. The hands on helped me learn. The knowledge of the instructor & the way he presented the information helped me retain the information

Delia Girard Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I learned a lot during this course! The hands on scenarios were very helpful. Chris did a fabulous job - thanks!

Dayle Robinson Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Mike made the evening of learning seamless and fun. Thank you! Easy learning because of the entertainment mixed in."

Marcia Eaton CPR-HCP Recertification , Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Very interactive! Excellent scenarios that guided us through all of the course material and made the exercises fun and memorable. The instructor was very passionate and energetic. I feel confident to perform CPR in ANY setting!

Megan Salcak CPR HCP, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Really informative! I feel prepared to help in situations that may come up! Thanks for a great day Gary & Jason. 

Matthew Smith Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This class was amazing. I enjoyed it a lot. Now I'll feel more safe working around people. Thank you Mike!

Shelley Aitken Basic First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
Deanna Elliot Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"Very fun and interesting class. Found Jason to be easy going. Time flew by so fast. Excellent!! I feel confident responding to an emergency."

Barb Corley Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"Jason did a great job teaching. I plan on recommending him to our manager for out next group recertification."

Deanna Elliot Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials
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