Durham First Aid Logo

 

First-Aid, CPR/ AED Training Courses | Red Cross

 

Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (Levels A, C, HCP, or BLS)

Comprehensive course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

 

Meets federal and Ontario’s provincial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for workplaces that exceed 5 employees.See Standard First Aid Course Fact Sheet

 

Course Delivery Options:

 

  • The Traditional Classroom has an interactive in the classroom experience where participants gain all the first aid knowledge and skills practice led by a First Aid Instructor. This is a 2 day course.
  • The Blended Learning has a mix of knowledge obtained online through independent learning and classroom skills. Once registered you will receive your own unique pin code and password to access the Red Cross Learning Campus. The online portion needs to be completed before the scheduled skills session. This is just 1 in class day. Blended Option is not available for BLS CPR.

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available for all delivery options.

 

Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (Levels A, C, HCP or BLS) Recertification

This course is designed to recertify your Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level A, C, HCP or BLS. See Standard First Aid Course Fact Sheet

 

The following are prerequisites for taking the Standard First Aid recertification (you must meet all three)

  • That the chosen course date is before your current card expiry date (if your card is expired you will need to take the full course)
  • That the last course you took was a full Standard First Aid course, not a 1 day recertification.
  • That your current certificate was provided by the Canadian Red Cross

 


Course Time: 1 day in class

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options including Blended Recertification courses.

 

Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED (Levels A, C, HCP or BLS)

Basic First Aid course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets OHS regulations for Basic First Aid for workplaces with fewer than 5 employees. Exceeds competitors’ standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED. See Course Fact Sheet. See Emergency First Aid Course Fact Sheet

 

​​

Course Delivery Options:

  • The Traditional Classroom has an interactive in the classroom experience where participants gain all the first aid knowledge and skills practice led by a First Aid Instructor. This is a 1 day (8 hour) course
  • The Blended Learning has a mix of knowledge obtained online through independent learning and classroom skills. Once registered you will receive your own unique pin code and password to access the Red Cross Learning Campus. The online portion needs to be completed before the scheduled skills session. 4.5 to 5 hours in class. Blended Option is not available for HCP or BLS CPR levels.

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available for all delivery options.

 

CPR/AED Levels A, C, HCP or BLS

Canadian Red Cross Certification in CPR/AED includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen. Courses meet legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

 

 

CPR/AED Level choices:

 

  • CPR/AED Level A (CPR sequences on adults) CPR A & C Fact Sheet
  • CPR/AED Level C (CPR sequences on adults, children and babies) CPR A & C Fact Sheet
  • CPR/AED Level HCP (CPR sequences on adults, children and babies with additional skills for health care professionals) *not available in Blended Learning format, add an additional 30 minutes to the end of the day CPR HCP fact sheet
  • CPR/AED Level BLS (CPR sequences on adults, children and babies with additional skills for health care professionals) *not available in Blended Learning, or in combination with A and C classes. BLS Fact Sheet

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available for all delivery options.

 

Recertification of CPR/AED Levels C, HCP or BLS

A course to recertify your CPR certification. Both levels include AED (automated external defibrillator ) training. Courses offer training suitable for workplace or general interest. Includes the latest CPR guidelines.

 

 

 

  • CPR/AED Level C (CPR sequences on adults, children and babies) CPR C Fact Sheet
  • CPR/AED Level HCP (CPR sequences on adults, children and babies with additional skills for health care professionals) CPR HCP fact sheet
  • CPR/AED Level BLS (Basic Life Support certification) BLS Fact Sheet

Prerequisite: Must have a current CPR certification.​

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available for all delivery options.

 

Babysitter Course

Our experienced Youth Leaders will provide a course in basic first aid and care-giving skills. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children from a variety of age groups and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents. Help your child build valuable skills for a lifetime, as a trained babysitter. See Babysitter Course Fact Sheet

 

​​Participant age range: 11 – 15

 

 

Course Length: 1 day in class.

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

Stay Safe! (Alone at Home)

A youth program for ages 9 – 13, developed by the Canadian Red Cross to teach safety awareness and first aid skills to elementary school-aged children. Lessons taught by the Youth Leaders are supported by an interactive workbook. Participants work through variety of everyday situations that are potentially dangerous and they learn to check for safety, call for help, and care for an injured person.See Stay Safe Course Fact Sheet

 

​​

Course Length: 6 hours in class

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR

This course is designed to build participant confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, team CPR, and perform rapid defibrillation (AED).
Optional add on to the BLS certification is Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy.

 

​​

Who should take this course? In-facility care providers, including nursing staff, care aides, medical and dental professionals. Pre-hospital care providers, which may include professionals in a fire service, rescue team, sports-medicine, and ski patrol.

 

This is a 1-year certification

 

Airway Management

This course is 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. Course can also be combined with Basic Life Support training for additional certification.

 

​​

3-year certification

 

Course time: 1-2 hours

 

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. Course can also be combined with Basic Life Support, click here to register for BLS.

 

​​

This is a 3-year certification

 

Course time: 1-2 hours

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Recertification

This course is to recertify your current BLS certification from the Red Cross or another recognized agency. It will build upon existing participant knowledge and confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, team CPR, and perform rapid defibrillation (AED).

​​

Course Length: 2-3 hours in class

 

1-year certification

 

Psychological First Aid

This course is designed to recognize but not diagnose those that are in a mental health crisis and provide emergency support to those individuals suffering from high stress levels, burnout and suicidal thoughts (and actions) are at an all-time high in areas such as workplaces, schools, indigenous communities and among professional responders. The course focuses on self-care and care for others.

 

​​

The Red Cross Psychological First Aid Program broadens the focus of training from a crisis-centred approach to one of resiliency-building, which is more effective at improving outcomes for individuals and others in their care. The program uses the latest evidence-based research, with case-based learning that focuses on self-care, personal protection, loss, trauma and stress. The Red Cross Psychological First Aid Program also supports and complements other existing wellness education programs.

 

Course Length: 1 day

 

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR/AED Level A

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques and scenarios for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Officer certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 1, or on board a vessel on unlimited waters.
See Basic Marine First Aid Course Fact Sheet

 

​​​

Course Length: 2 days in class

 
Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

First Responder

First aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those wanting to become first responders (Fire fighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, 911 dispatch, patient transfer, race rescue, etc). Course teaches techniques for sustaining life, preventing further injuries, and caring for illnesses and injuries until the next level of medical personnel arrives. Includes CPR level HCP and AED. FR Course Fact Sheet

 

​​

Course Length: 40 hours
Prerequisite: None
 
Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

First Responder Recertification Course

For those with a current, non-expired First Responder Certification from the Canadian Red Cross or equivalent agency. This is a 20 hour course.

 

​​

Course Length 40 hours
Prerequisite: None
 
Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Course provides the knowledge and skills that are necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness for those functioning as a member of the health care team in a pre-hospital setting.

 

Course is for those providing a professional level of emergency response including firefighters, law-enforcement officers, and emergency medical services personnel. Includes BLS CPR and AED. Meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR). See Emergency Medical Responder Course Fact Sheet

 

 

Prerequisite: Must have a current Standard First Aid & CPR Level C certification​​​​
Course Length: 80 hours
 
Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

Emergency Medical Responder Recertification

Emergency medical responders

For those with a current, non-expired Emergency Medical Responder Certification from the Canadian Red Cross or equivalent agency. See Emergency Medical Responder Course Fact Sheet

 

 

Prerequisite: Emergency Medical Responder Certification
Course Length: 40 hours

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

Emergency Medical Responder Upgrade (Bridge)

First responder assists injured male

This course is designed for those that want to upgrade from a First Responder Certification to an Emergency Medical Responder Certification and obtain more advanced life saving skills. Participants must have a current, non-expired First Responder Certification from the Canadian Red Cross. See Emergency Medical Responder Course Fact Sheet

 

 

Prerequisite: First Responder Certification
Course Length: 40 hours

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people.

The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

 

Course is for those outdoor enthusiast that are looking to learn about how to help someone in a remote setting. Advanced Wilderness First Aid Flyer and Registration Form

 

 

 

Prerequisite: None
Course Length: 40 hours

 

Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.

 

Wilderness & Remote First Aid

Basic level of Wilderness & Remote First Aid that covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas. Course also offers strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Suitable for those who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

 

Course is for those outdoor enthusiast that are looking to learn about how to help someone in a remote setting.Wilderness First Aid Flyer & Registration Form

 

 

Prerequisite: None
Course Length: 20 hours
 
Call today to inquire about a private course (905) 240-0092. Flexible scheduling options are available.