Basic Life Support CPR


Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider CPR is a professional level training program covering Infant, Child and Adult CPR. Designed for those whose occupations make it very likely that they will have to perform CPR on a fairly regular basis. Professions that will benefit from this training include doctors, nurses, paramedics, dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, firefighters first responders, and police.

Training includes use of B-V-M (Bag-Valve-Mask) and where appropriate oral airways, oxygen and suction.

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Enrolling in our Code Eight First Aid, CPR/AED and Control The Bleed programs is simple. Choose your on-line course and purchase with your credit or debit card or use PayPal. 

Complete the on-line learning portion at your own speed in the comfort of your home or place of work. Once you have finished the program you can print your temporary certificate and phone us (800) 203-4709 to book your in-person practical training date.

This course is designed for people who are very likely, due to their occupations, to perform CPR on a fairly regular basis.

Understanding the Emergency Medical System and the role of a First Aider. First Aid definition and goals. Legal issues in rendering emergency care including the Good Samaritan Act.

Basic understanding of the circulatory system, narrowing arteries and high blood pressure. Angina and heart attack signs and symptoms. Recognizing possible stroke. Actions needed in a heart or stroke situation including assisting the victim with their own medications.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest results from a disruption to the heart’s electrical system. Understanding that this can happen to anyone, at any age even with no previous heart conditions. Recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and understand that every second counts in providing rapid care. Chain of Survival.

Importance of Biohazards and using personal protective equipment. Scene survey to identify hazards to the rescuer and actions to make the scene safe. 

Rapid Lay and BLS assessment. BLS actions for infant, child and adult CPR. Airway, compressions and ventilation. Single and Two Rescuer CPR. Importance of Team CPR. 

Ventricular fibrillation (VF) and tachycardia (VT). AED is a simple, easy to use instrument that provides an electric shock to treat VF and VT. Importance of an Emergency Medical Response Plan.

Speed of action is essential. AED location. Understand the basic operation of the AED. Preparing the chest and electrode placement. Safety considerations and delivering the shock.

Recognize the difference between mild and severe choking.  Understand the treatment options for conscious, unconscious and pregnant choking victims.

Recognizing that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a life changing illness. Importance of recognizing PTSD and getting help to deal with the stresses associated with emergency medical responses.

Optional online topic. B-V-M will be covered in the practical training. Introduction to oral airways, suction and oxygen delivery. 

Optional topic. Presentation of manufacturer’s demo videos for the most popular AED units in Canada.