BLS Instructor Course
Becoming a Heart & Stroke instructor is a profound way to leave a lifesaving legacy. Combine your expertise, knowledge and passion for educating others with the excellence of Heart & Stroke courses and materials and you will make an impact now and for years to come.
First Responder (FR)
Comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders.
Marine Advanced First Aid
Designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board a vessel. Participants will gain knowledge of marine first aid equipment, and the transferring of patients from a ship. All aspects of course are focused in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008E.
This course is designed for health care professionals with a requirement to learn and/or review basic ECG interpretation in preparation for a Heart and Stroke ACLS course and/or work in a clinical environment. Content includes related anatomy and physiology, components of the cardiac cycle, arrhythmias, therapies and electrical treatment.
After completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge and skills to apply the lifesaving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and proper techniques used for a choking adult, child or baby. This CPR/AED course meets workplace safety and insurance board provincial/territorial legislation.
Stop the Bleed
Stop the Bleed is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus that provides civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation and save lives.
Emergency First Aid (EFA)
Gain valuable knowledge and skills in this one day course which covers topics essential to improve lifesaving skills including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED). This course meets worker safety and insurance board legislation.
Standard First Aid (SFA)
This two day in depth course ensures you are prepared to assist anyone who needs first aid or lifesaving skills including CPR/AED. Developing knowledge and mastering practical skills is the focus of this course while meeting worker safety and insurance board legislation.
Standard First Aid (Blended)
For those that are short on time or enjoy independent study, this course blends online learning with in class practical training to ensure participants gain confidence in their first aid and lifesaving skills. 8 hours of online learning and 8 hours in the classroom ensures you have the knowledge and skills to provide first aid and lifesaving skills.
Standard First Aid (Recertification)
This one day course if specifically for those who have a current Standard First Aid Certification that is about to expire. One day of knowledge review and demonstration of first aid/CPR skills will ensure you will be prepared to offer help to anyone in need for another 3 years.
Wilderness and Remote First Aid
This adventurous course is for those who have an interest in sharpening skills and strategies to provide extended care to those in need for up to 24 hours. A portion of this course is taught in an outdoor setting that requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.
First Responder (FR to EMR bridge)
If you have an interest in becoming a first responder then this is the course for you! Participants will receive skills and knowledge required to provide care at a professional level with scenario based training that reflects real-life situations.
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
This in depth course, offers further discovery into the knowledge and skills required to provide lifesaving skills and assessments to those needing care at a professional level, including patient assessments, on-going care and transport to a healthcare facility. Course content follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada. The dynamic training in this course offers scenario based on real-life situations.
Marine Basic First Aid (MBFA)
This two day course provides focused topics from the marine/fishing industry for those that are expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. Meeting the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E, participants will attain scenario based training to prepare for unique situations that may occur while at sea.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. It is designed for healthcare providers and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings and teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.
Basic Life Support Renewal Course
BLS Provider Renewal course is a fast-paced course designed for experienced healthcare providers; covering single-rescuer and multi-rescuer basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. The BLS Provider Renewal course assumes comprehensive awareness, knowledge and skill proficiency in Heart & Stroke BLS concepts. The course is best suited to healthcare providers who use BLS skills regularly and therefore require limited practice to be successful.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is a video-based, Instructor-led, advanced course, builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. It emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR and takes healthcare provider training to the next level- highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Recertification)
Open to students who have a current BLS and ACLS. A valid BLS is required upon arrival at the course. Exceptions may be made for those who have expired ACLS certificates and are made on a case by case basis. Students have to obtain permission from the course instructor to attend.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course Ontario
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course enables healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course materials are scenario-based, and a team approach is used to teach emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Recertification)
Open to students who have a current BLS and PALS. A valid BLS is required upon arrival at the course. Exceptions may be made for those who have expired PALS certificates and are made on a case by case basis. Students have to obtain permission from the course instructor to attend.
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)
PEARS is the lifesaving solution for healthcare, and allied healthcare, professionals who may encounter pediatric emergencies or who infrequently see critically ill or injured infants and children. This new program provides the skills to deliver appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes, until the child is transferred to advanced life support.
The Medical Terminology course provides an introduction to the professional language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the art of healing. The course will also introduce those not currently involved in the health care environment with an introduction to the language of medicine. In addition, the program will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology.
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Course
ITLS Provider includes 8 hours of classroom instruction, 8 hours of hands-on skills training, and testing for ITLS Basic or Advanced certification. Innovative skills stations let you practice the abilities appropriate for your level of certification.
Cannabis in the Workplace: Management Training (EN or FR)
Cannabis in the Workplace: Training for Workers (EN or FR)
Cannabis in the Workplace: Training for Workers aims to give employees the best possible understanding of the differences between medical and recreational cannabis, their responsibilities when using medical cannabis in the workplace, and employer responsibilities. This course explains the laws relating to human rights legislation and the duty to accommodate employees who have medical authorization to use cannabis.
Lockout / Tagout (EN)
The term "Lockout/Tagout" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard workers from the unexpected energizing or start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Lockout/Tagout explains the importance of Lockout/Tagout in protecting the health and safety of workers. The course examines basic workplace safety tenets and examines the specific stages and procedures of the Lockout/Tagout process. The basic tenets of safety are explained as are the specific stages and procedures of the Lockout-Tagout process.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Energy Services
In the TDG course you will learn - Introduction to TDG, its regulations and proper training, proper documentation, safety marks and means of containment, forbidden goods, exemptions and special provisions as well as, immediate reporting and procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. A printable certificate is available upon completion.
Psychological First Aid – Self-Care
(EN or FR)
This online course assists learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can also be taken in combination with the Red Cross Caring for Others online course to supplement and strengthen an overall psychosocial wellness program.
Psychological First Aid – Caring for Others (EN or FR)
This online course assists learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to support others to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can also be taken in combination with the Red Cross Self-Care online course to supplement and strengthen an overall psychosocial wellness program.