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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.

Full Course Length 6 hours
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.

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

    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)

     

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    Replacement certs

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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.

    Chris has a natural talent for teaching and is very knowledgeable. Also appreciated an excellent mustache.

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

    Jen Wenberg CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

    Great job! Done this course a lot and Chris kept it both fun and informative.

    Mike Watts CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

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

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    "Awesome course! Instructor was relatable and had a great sense of humour. WIll come back to Alert FIrst Aid again."

    Kendall Parksinson CPR C Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

    Excellent presentation with hands-on activities to practice familiar and unfamiliar scenarios. Thanks!

    Tristan Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

    Nathan was super awesome and made the somewhat tedious information as fun as possible. Very clear and helpful.

    Kaitlin Morgan Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

    Chris was great and used effective teaching methods that were easy to learn and apply. We learned how to apply the knowledge in many different scenarios.

    Charles Morrison 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!"

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    "I really appreciate Andrea's depth of knowledge and ease with presenting the curriculum. No um's, ah's, likes or other verbal fillers - very good at adapting to those in the room."

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