The Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) course was designed to build confidence when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a team environment. Targeted to professionals with a duty to respond, the course teaches the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, how to correctly perform Basic Life Support (BLS) in a team based setting, and perform rapid defibrillation including use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Airway Management (OPA, NPA, Suction, SGA) and Oxygen Therapy modules can also be added as additional certifications to this course.
The Basic Life Support Instructor course will bridge your existing First Aid Instructor certification to the BLS level. Upon successful completion of the entire instructor development program you will be able to teach the Basic Life Support Course, the Airway Module, and the O2 Administration Module.
The BLS Instructor Course is 20 hours in length. The first 4 hours are a skills testing session to ensure that your skills are at an instructor level (and consistent with the Canadian Red Cross standards). The remaining 16 hours focuses on the delivery of the BLS program itself. The instructor trainer to student ratio is kept to 1:8 to ensure smaller class sizes and more focus on the students.
Pre-requisites to attend our BLS Instructor Course include being at least 18 years old, possessing current Red Cross First Aid Instructor certification, and holding current BLS certification at the provider level.
Successful completion of the Basic Life Support Instructor Course is dependent on 100% attendance, passing the skill testing, 80% on a written exam, and conducting 2 teaching presentations to demonstrate your instructional abilities. The instructor trainer will require you to participate in a co-teach after the instructor school.
Once certified, your BLS Instructor qualifications will follow the re-certification timeline of your existing First Aid Instructor certification.
If we are a private group can we book a course?
Our First Aid Instructor transfer courses are also offered on a group course basis, and are available to groups of 6 or more throughout the Greater Vancouver area (Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley, Cloverdale, Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver) and the Fraser Valley (Mission, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack).
To book a First Aid Instructor transfer course for a group of 6 or more please CONTACT US.