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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 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.

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

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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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.

Great instructor! And this course is very helpful.

Eonhee Chor Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very entertaining and inclusive. 

Wesley Whyte CPR, 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

Gary was very thorough and took the time to answer any questions. I feel after doing this course very confident in my skills. Thank you!

Carol Craveirs Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Chris was amazing. He engaged the group well, and had us laughing often. He kept the class interesting and was very clear in his lesson.

Christine Porter Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very practical, very realistic. Useful feedback. Expects excellent skills, helps learners understand need to be excellent in their skills before teaching others.

Suzanne Flannigan First Aid Instructor Transfer, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very educative program and the teacher was awesome, patient and answered all questions effectively.

Clara Laryea Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I appreciated the amount of hands-on learning. The instructor was very clear and concise.

Willow Franco-Belanger Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course and great instructor. After this course, I feel confident in continuing with my co-teach and becoming an effective instructor. Thank you for an excellent course!

Kaitlyn Patterson First Aid Instructor Course, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Andrew I think you are one of the better teachers I have had in my lifetime- keep up the positivity! I think you are very clear and make the class fun. Rock on dude!

Nicole Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials
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