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

This course is for health care professionals that are needing both a Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support CPR/AED certification.


The following items are covered in this 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.


16 hrs


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

  • Examples include health-care professionals (i.e., doctors, nurses and paramedics), respiratory and pulmonary technologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, dentists and dental hygienists, and student/educators in health-profession education programs.
  • Each student will be required to complete the mandatory online component prior to the course start date.


Our Instructors are front-line professionals who tailor teaching based on participants’ learning styles and training needs. Dynamic teaching techniques: media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, scenarios based on real-life situations, discussions, and exercises. Hands-on training using real materials: mannequins for practising CPR, AED trainers, bandages and splinting materials, auto-injector trainers, inhalers, and additional aids. User-friendly colour manuals developed using feedback from course participants and Instructors.

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

This is the new Canadian Red Cross Program that will replace the existing Standard First Aid with Health Care Provider Program.

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