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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

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.

I've taken first-aid courses before through other institutions & I think this one was absolutely top notch. Chris was charismatic & an incredibly effective instructor. 10/10!

Kim Carnes Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Very good course. I will feel much more comfortable and confident in my position as Emergency Night Responder. More peace of mind for me, thank you."

Gabriel DeMeas CPR C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Loved the enthusiasm. Great teacher and lots of fun! It was helpful to have a lot of hands-on

Jennifer McNevin Emergency First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

I was impressed with the patience, kindness and excellent hands-on experience Nathan provided.

Catriona Black Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Love the hands on experience as I am a tactile type learner. Informative and every question was answered.

Kacey Milligan Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Mike was a very good instructor. He displayed enthusiasm which made the course more lively and interesting. He also provided helpful feedback during exercises.

Emilie Longtin Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Thank you! Course was great. Clear & to the point. Good use of time.

Stacey Robinson CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course! Gary is a very strong and proficient teacher. The activities were fun and informative. I’ll be back for future courses!

Adam Johnston Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I loved how hands-on this course was. I was expecting to be taught right out of the book, so it was a pleasant surprise

Jackie Buchholz Emergency Childcare 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
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