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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 2 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.

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.

I enjoyed the course and the instructor made it fun. I will take my next recert with Alert First Aid!

Christine CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course; beats the typical classroom environment. Mike did a great job of keeping the course fun & interesting. Thank you!

Frank Brunt Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Courtenay, BC More Testimonials

Very knowledgeable & personable instructo. The scenarios were really valuable to integrate into learning - appreciate the invitation for participants to participate as opposed to lecture style.

Monica Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Hands on, practical & realistic scenarios - a truly outstanding first aid course.

Deb Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course with a lot of enthusiasm. Definitely kept me interested over 3 hours on a hot sunny day. :) The instruction was very clear and I am confident I will be able to provide appropriate 1st aid should I need it. Thanks so much!

Kecia Laitinen CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

The amount of activities made the course interactive and enjoyable, while also being extremely informative. The course is set up well and flows nicely.

Amy Martin Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was the most informative, fun first aid course I've taken! I appreciate how hands on it was.

Alana Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very engaging first aid course, best I've had. Nathan is an excellent teacher and is very knowledgeable.

Brett Taylor Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Andrew was amazing! He has lots of jokes to keep us engaged, however he stressed the important things. Great instructor!

Claire Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Great instructor. Presented the material in an angaging way. I know he noticed that people were fading on the second day so he got everyone to stand quick and do something. Much more engaging than other first aid courses I’ve taken.

Marcus Claton Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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