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
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.

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)

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.

Great class! The interactive components were varied, the teacher was entertaining and it was nice to get feedback.

Angela Behn Occupational First Aid Level 1, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Great course! Gary is a fabulous instructor, kept the group on their toes & was engaging & humerous.

Nicola Bailey Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Our instructor Jason was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour, which made the course fun and the atmosphere relaxing. I will be back to re-cert and recommend Alert to family and friends."

Sarah Layne CPR HCP, Victoria, B.C. 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

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

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

Nathan was awesome. I had very little sleep as I have PTSD and have a difficult time learning, especially on 3 hours sleep. But he made it make sense, completely memorable and easy for me.

Erin Gray Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"It was a great course! I will definitely come back for the Wilderness Remote First-Aid class."

Simon Widmann Emergency Childcare First-Aid, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Great course, really appreciate the clear and understandable presentation. Feel very confident in my ability to perform CPR and know what to do.

Jenna Jocksch CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Best first aid instructor I've had in 20 years of courses!

Mike Kennedy Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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