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Basic Life Support (BLS) – Formerly CPR Level HCP (Health Care Practitioner)

As of January 2019, Canadian Red Cross training partners, including First Aid 4U are now offering BLS (Basic Life Support) courses. BLS has replaced the HCP (Healthcare Provider) course. BLS is a more accurate and up to date version of the HCP course.

This is a stand-alone course which will run for 4 hours and is currently not offered with our general public Standard First Aid classes. If you require Standard First Aid and BLS, please feel free to request a private group session HERE (minimum group size is 8).


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. In-facility care providers, including nursing staff, care aides, medical and dental professionals.


Basic Life Support certificates are valid for 1 year, and can be re-certified prior the expiration date.