Red Cross: Basic Life Support (BLS) with Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy

Basic Life Support (BLS): Designed to build participant confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills in a team environment for professionals with a duty to respond. Teaches the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, perform Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, and perform rapid defibrillation including use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy can also be added as additional certifications to this course.

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.

Oxygen Therapy: Designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to correctly identify when it is necessary to administer supplemental oxygen. Participants will learn how to properly and safely handle and assemble the equipment and how to correctly deliver supplemental oxygen through the appropriate delivery device.

Duration

6 hours.

Prerequisites

None.

Certification

1-year certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).
3-year certification in Airway Management.
3-year certification in Oxygen Therapy.

Cost

$89.98 + GST
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Completion

  • Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate all required skills, including critical steps.
  • 100% attendance and participation.
  • 75% min. passing grade on a written, closed book knowledge evaluation.
  • Adherence to the Fundamental Principles.

Course Content

Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Glove removal
  • Primary Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Assisted Ventilation
  • Basic Life Support special considerations

Airway Management

  • Opening the mouth
  • Cross finger technique
  • Tongue-jaw lift
  • Airway adjuncts – insertion and removal
  • Oropharyngeal (OPA) airways
  • Nasopharyngeal (NPA) airways
  • Supraglottic airways (Awareness only)
  • Suction

Oxygen Therapy

  • Pulse oximetry
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Oxygen cylinders
  • Oxygen regulators
  • Oxygen delivery devices
  • Administering oxygen

The Canadian Red Cross issues digital certificates by email to all successful participants.

The only way to know the correct first aid & CPR course right for you is to contact the organization that is requiring the certification and ask them what course you need. If you require certification for your profession or school program you will usually have documentation providing the specific course title you require. If you are not sure which workplace course you need, as a general rule, you should do the 2 Day – Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED. You can’t go wrong with more training. Click here to register for our upcoming courses in Calgary.