Recertification - Standard First Aid with Basic Life Support/Health Care Provider (BLS/HCP) CPR/AED

Course is conducted 50% in-class and 50% with an instructor while maintaining all safety requirements and social distancing requirements. Date selected is for the in-class portion and completion of the online must presented to the instructor.

Online portal access will be sent via email during AHASTI business hours.

A valid certification must be presented to the instructor on the day of the program. COVID extensions for certifications that expire in March, April, May or June 2020 have been granted a 90 day extension.

hdgContent

The following items are covered in this Recertification - Standard First Aid with Basic Life Support/Health Care Provider (BLS/HCP) CPR/AED class:

  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The Emergency Medical Services System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest (including BLS CPR level)
  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator - AED
  • Wound Care
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Perform a rapid assessment
  • Initiate the emergency response system
  • Perform BLS skills
  • Perform rapid defibrillation
  • Additional content may be included based on the requirements of the jurisdiction.

hdgDuration

Approx 4 hrs online / 6.5 hrs in class

hdgPrerequisites

The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Current Canadian Issued workplace approved in the province of issue Standard First Aid with CPR level C
  • Current Canadian approved program at the Basic Life Support or Health Care Provider level of CPR
  • As per the Canadian Red Cross - Because many individuals need to maintain a valid first aid certification for workplace occupational health and safety regulation, the Canadian Red Cross has reached out to provincial and territorial regulators to ensure that those individuals can meet this requirement; all Red Cross first aid certifications (which would have expired March through June 30, 2020) will be considered valid 90-days beyond their expiry date.

hdgDescription

his Red Cross blended learning first aid program is a combination of in-class, face-to-face instruction with online instruction. Typically, theory and information are conveyed to the participants outside of the classroom through an online component. This allows for the in-class component to concentrate on skills development and the application of theory. For the Red Cross first aid courses, a self-paced, online component is completed first, followed by an in-class skills session with a Red Cross First Aid Instructor.

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR level C valid for 3 years.
  • Red Cross Basic Life Support (formerly Health Care Provider) certification valid for 12 months.

hdgAdditional Information

Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills and pass a knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75%

Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the courseRed Cross Electronic Certifications notice:

The Canadian Red Cross has moved to electronic certifications as of Oct 2, 2017 for its First Aid and CPR programs. First Aid and CPR participants will have access to electronic manuals as well as being provided in class manuals. The Canadian Red Cross is the “certifying body” that issues the certifications. This change will also maintain the integrity of the certifications, and make it easier for participants to maintain a record of all the training that they do with the Red Cross as well as provide employers the ability to “verify certifications” of all participants completing a Red Cross First Aid and CPR Program after Oct 2, 2017 using the participants last name and unique certification identifier.

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