Standard First Aid With Basic Life Support
On March 31, 2019, Basic Life Support (BLS) replaced CPR HCP as the paramedical industry standard for professional CPR training and performance.
Standard First Aid with Basic Life Support is designed for in-facility care providers (nursing staff, are aides, medical and dental professionals) and pre-hospital care providers (fire service, rescue team, sports-medicine, lifeguard, and ski patrol).
This course combines comprehensive first aid training and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for professionals working in a team environment. Course participants will be trained in performing rapid assessment and rapid defibrillation with automated external defibrillator.
Standard First Aid with BLS Course Content
- The Red Cross
- Preparing to respond
- The EMS system
- Check, Call, Care
- Airway emergencies
- Breathing and Circulation emergencies
- First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Wound care
- Head and spine injuries
- Bone, muscle, and joint injuries
- Sudden Medical Emergencies
- Environmental Emergencies
- Poisons (includes opioid poisoning)
Basic Life Support Course Content
- Glove removal
- Primary Assessment
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Airway Obstruction
- Assisted Ventilation
- Basic Life Support special considerations
|Standard First Aid with CPR & AED||Basic Life Support|
|Course Duration||2-days, 8 hours in-person each day|
|Certification Valid for||3 years||1 year|
|Accepted by WorkSafe BC as an Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 equivalent||Yes||N/A|
|Re-certification Available||Yes||Yes; however, not offered by Pacific First Aid|
Please see below for course dates and registration details.