The Academy For First Aid and Safety Toronto
WSIB compliant first aid, CPR, and AED training in Toronto, Scarborough, Hamilton, and Brampton. Certified training partner with the Canadian Red Cross Society.

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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (HCP)

Basic Life Support (formerly Healthcare Provider) is catered to first responders and pre-hospital care professionals in the medical industry:

OPIOID OVERDOSE NALOXONE TRAINING

As of March 2021, The Academy for First Aid and Safety (under the directive from The Canadian Red Cross) will now teach Naloxone training for opioid poisonings for all CPR classes.  This includes CPR, Emergency first aid and CPR, and Standard first aid and CPR.

What is opioid poisoning?

How does it happen?  What happens in the brain?  Why are opioids so addictive?  Learn why opioid poisoning is crisis in today’s world.

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Narcan nasal spray:

The Narcan nasal spray is currently the most widely used form of Naloxone. Learn how to use it safely and effectively. You CAN save a life!

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What happens inside the brain?

Ever wonder how opioids affect the brain’s central nervous system?  Join one of our first aid classes now and learn how dangerous opioids can be.  Without intervention, it can lead to respiratory and/or cardiac arrest!

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Basic life support (BLS) is the recognition of and initial intervention or treatment given by pre-hospital or in-facility responders to a patient suffering from cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest:


In-facility: Any environment within a clinical (including hospital) setting.
Pre-hospital: Any environment outside of a clinical (including hospital) setting.
Responder: Any individual with the professional responsibility to provide care to a patient in either a pre-hospital or an in-facility setting.

Your school and / or employer should specifically request you to take Basic Life Support because it is generally reserved for first responders and pre-hospital care personnel.

Basic Life Support will teach students the fundamentals of respiratory and cardiac arrest, and will focus more on care as opposed to prevention. In addition, oxygen therapy and airway management can also be taught as an add-on should your educational institution and/or employer specifically request these additional subjects.

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Knowledgeable instructors

All of our instructors are certified by the Canadian Red Cross Society. Expect nothing short of impecabble and knowledgeable training.

Approved and accredited

All of our first aid and CPR courses are approved by the Workplace Safety Insurance Board of Ontario. Rest assured, your certification will be recognized anywhere in Canada!

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We offer the best prices guaranteed! If you see another similar offering elsewhere by another Canadian Red Cross training partner, we will gladly match any rate!

Blended learning available

Our core first aid courses can be done either in a class, or a blended learning environment of on-line + in-class. Call us know to know more about this offering!

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Three year certification

Your certificate will expire three years from the date of certification. Please note that your employer and / or educational institution may require you to re-certify sooner.

AED defibrillator trainer

Mandatory AED training

All courses include mandatory automated external defibrillator training. This core subject is crucial for the survival of a patient in the event of a cardiac arrest.

COURSE CONTENT BREAKDOWN:

  • CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO BASIC LIFE SUPPORT: 10:00am-10:30am

    One of the most important skills participants will learn is to understand what your role is in an emergency. This plays a critical role to ensure coordination, which ensures you and your team provides the best quality care in an organized and coordinated fashion. High performance CPR involves performing CPR with minimal to no interruptions. This ensures the highest chance for survival in a life threating situation.

  • CHAPTER TWO: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT SKILLS: 10:30am-12:00pm

    In this chapter, participants will learn how to don and doff gloves to prevent disease transmission, a primary survey, chest compression ratio, an introduction to oxygen administration using a bag valve mask (or BVM), airway obstruction, and assisted ventilations during a respiratory arrest.

  • CHAPTER THREE: AIRWAY MANAGEMENT OPTIONAL 1/2 HOUR

    Participants will learn how to open the airway using the cross finger (scissor) and tongue jaw lift technique, learn how to use adjuncts (oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal) for a clear and unobstructed airway. For intubation, participants will learn how to insert a supraglottic airway if other airway management methods fail.

    Fluid in the lungs can cause aspiration, so suctioning is taught to keep the airway clear of fluids that may interfere with breathing and a clear airway.
    *****Please note that this chapter is an add-on and is not included in the BLS only course.

  • CHAPTER FOUR: OXYGEN THERAPY: OPTIONAL 1 HOUR

    Hypoxia and hypoxemia is a decrease in oxygen in the tissues and blood. If not corrected, it can lead to death. All participants will be taught to use a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen saturation in the blood as well as the heart beat rate. This will determine whether or not you should administer supplementary oxygen to bring the oxygen concentration up to normal levels. This can be achieved through the use of oxygen cylinders.

    Participants will be taught how to set up and operate oxygen tanks, regulators, and select the proper type of oxygen delivery device based on their oxygen saturation level.
    *****Please note that this chapter is an add-on and is not included in the BLS only course.

  • BREAK 12:00pm-12:25pm

    Break

  • CHAPTER FIVE: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: 12:25pm-1:45pm

    Nine special considerations are covered in this chapter:
    1. Trauma: Stabilizing the patient to prevent further movement.
    2. Hypothermia.
    3. Opioid overdose: Naloxone training.
    4. Anaphylaxis: Use of epipen.
    5. Six rights of medication.
    6. High performance CPR.
    7. Post cardiac arrest care.
    8. High performance team communication.
    9. Post event debrief.

  • END OF CLASS QUIZ: 1:45pm-2:00pm

    Your quiz contains 20 questions and is multiple choice. A minimum of 75% is required to successfully pass the written quiz component of this class.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT PRICE LIST:

  • BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (HCP) $62.99

    This course is an advanced first aid class and is reserved for healthcare professionals.
    One day, 4 hour course.

  • BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (HCP) RECERTIFICATION $54.99

    This course is an advanced first aid class and is reserved for healthcare professionals.
    This recertification course is only for Canadian Red Cross existing (non-expired) certifications.
    One day, 4 hour course.

  • EMERGENCY FIRST AID WITH BLS $87.99

    This is a two day class:
    Day 1: BLS: 4 hours in class.
    Day 2: Emergency first aid: 2-4 hours online + 4.5 hours in class.

  • STANDARD FIRST AID WITH BLS $119.99

    This is a two day class:
    Day 1: BLS: 4 hours in class.
    Day 2: Standard first aid: 7-8 hours online + 7-8 hours in class.

  • STANDARD FIRST AID WITH BLS RECERTIFICATION $109.99

    This is a two day class:
    Day 1: BLS recertification: 3.5 hours in class.
    Day 2: Standard first aid recertification: 7-8 hours in class.
    This recertification course is only for Canadian Red Cross existing (non-expired) certifications.

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