Canadian Red cross
Health care courses

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We're a ​proud Canadian Red Cross training partner giving people the knowledge, practice, and tools to help in an emergency and save lives.

Basic Life Support (BLS) / HCP 
(4 hours in class)

Designed to give in-facility care providers (nursing staff, care aides, medical and dental professionals) and pre-hospital care providers (fire service, rescue team, sports-medicine, lifeguards, and ski patrol) the confidence to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills in a team environment for professionals with a duty to respond. Teaches the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, and rapid defibrillation including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Course content:

• Glove removal

• Primary assessment

• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

• Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

• Airway obstruction

• Assisted ventilation​​

Basic Life Support special considerations

Course take-a-ways:

Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support
   Field Guide (print or eBook)

• 1-Year certification in Basic Life Support

   (digital certificate after successful completion)

Psychological First Aid

(90 minutes online + 7 hours in class OR 12 hours in class)

A psychological first aid certification course to gain a deeper understanding of the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model for greater awareness that there is a problem, listening to yourself or others, and linking to resources in your community so you can live fully. You'll also learn the principle of Do No Harm, which refers to the unintentional harm that may be caused to those who are meant to benefit from your intervention. The course uses case-based learning and includes the latest evidence from the international community.

Course take-a-ways:

• Psychological First Aid certificate

(digital certificate after successful completion)

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