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Professional Responders Training Courses

Canadian Red Cross (In Class / Blended)

CPR/AED – BLS

Course provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies; use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and additional skills for healthcare providers. Includes the latest CPR guidelines.

First Responder

First aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those wanting to become first responders. Course teaches techniques for sustaining life, preventing further injuries, and caring for illnesses and injuries until the next level of medical personnel arrives. Includes CPR level HCP and AED.

Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

Emergency Medical Responder

Course provides the knowledge and skills that are necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness for those functioning as a member of the health care team in a pre-hospital setting. Course is for those providing a professional level of emergency response including firefighters, law-enforcement officers, and emergency medical services personnel. Includes CPR level HCP and AED. Meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR).

Marine Advanced First Aid

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques and scenarios for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Officer certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 1, or on board a vessel on unlimited waters.

Advanced First Aid

A comprehensive course offering advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those typically designated as a senior workplace first aid attendant. Course covers a variety of topics from basic (circulation and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission) to advanced (sudden medical emergencies and injuries to the head and/or spine), including instruction dedicated to understanding workplace legislation and responsibilities.

Oxygen Therapy

This course teaches how to operate various oxygen devices as well as to respond and treat respiratory emergencies. The course is for those who are required to use oxygen in the workplace including lifeguards, emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, etc.

Airway Management

Designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to create a patent airway, the interventions to maintain it, and the equipment available to carry out these skills. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to provide the appropriate interventions, including measuring and inserting the applicable airway adjunct based on the patient’s condition.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS) participants are trained to recognize life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver ventilations and provide early use of an AED.This course features science from the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, including single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for in-facility and prehospital settings, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced course that builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. It emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR and takes healthcare provider training to the next level- highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is an advanced course, that focuses on a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program that introduces the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. In Canada, NRP is administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society and is designed to teach individuals and teams that may be required to resuscitate newborn babies.

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

The PEARS Provider Course prepares healthcare providers caring for pediatric patients with foundational skills to assess, recognize, and participate in the initial management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest. Active case-based instruction will be used to teach students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes after response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider.
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