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This course combines the Basic Life Support, Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy course to prepare future healthcare providers to work as a team in a professional environment.

Basic Life Support with AM and OT

Basic Life Support with AM and OT

This course combines the Basic Life Support, Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy course to prepare future healthcare providers to work as a team in a professional environment.

This course combines the Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS), Airway Management (AM), and Oxygen Therapy (OT) courses to teach pre-hospital or in-facility responders how 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 - BLS certification is valid for 1 year, while Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy are valid for 3 years.

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 6 hours View Locations
Recertification 4 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

Basic Life Support includes:

Airway Management includes:

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

    Oxygen Therapy includes:

    • Opening the Mouth
    • Cross Finger Technique
    • Tongue-Jaw Lift
    • Airway Adjuncts – Insertion and Removal
    • Oropharyngeal (OPA) Airways
    • Nasopharyngeal (NPA) Airways
    • Supraglottic Airways (Awareness Only)
    • Suction
      • Pulse Oximetry
      • Supplemental Oxygen
      • Oxygen Cylinders
      • Oxygen Regulators
      • Oxygen Delivery Devices
      • Administering Oxygen

FAQs

Is BLS different than CPR?

No. CPR C is geared toward ‘lay rescuers’, or people who work in the community but may need to know CPR in case of a life-threatening emergency. BLS, or ‘Basic Life Support’ is geared toward Professional Responders and Health Care Professionals who work in a clinical environment outside of a hospital. CPR C will focus on basic life saving principles and how to do CPR in a variety of situations. BLS will focus on a very specific, detailed approach to performing CPR as part of a 2 person BLS team. BLS also covers more in-depth assessment and life saving treatments using more specialized equipment.

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. BLS certification is valid for 1 year, and Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy are each valid for 3 years.

Recertification

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

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 with AM and OT 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.

Fantastic. Better than I expected. Humor was a great addition - thanks!

Jen Wenberg CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Thanks Gary! I enjoyed the course and the scenarios. Thanks for the patience, I'm glad we had you for an instructor this year!!

David Broderson Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very hands on course which made learning very helpful in real life situations! Awesome course + teacher!!

Emma Leonhardt Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

We have taken this course 2 or 3 times now - efficient, informative and fun!

Stephen Taylor CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"You are awesome, I've learned a lot over and over. Thank you for teaching me I am looking to have more certificates done here. Good job dear."

Howaida Abualreesh Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

A good course with excellent instruction. Mike’s teaching style is engaging, supportive and candid. I feel better prepared heading into the wilderness setting with new skills & knowledge.

Dan Perera Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Courtenay, BC More Testimonials

After taking many first aid courses, this was the most engaging first aid experience I have ever had. The instructor's teaching method and use of scenarios/props helped reinforce my learning. Well done!

Danielle Johnsrude Emergency First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials
Deanna Elliot Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Awesome! Was not looking forward to doing the course because of a CPR course I did last year with a different company that was not very good, but was very happy with this course. It was entertaining, well taught and I feel confident now in an emergency. 

Anna Gardner Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Chris was great - dynamic, fun, professional - great teacher! Answered questions well and made sure everyone was content before continuing to other subject matter.

Carli Griffin Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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