ACLS- Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques
BLS– Heartsaver (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
PALS– Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider
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 Master’s or Officer’s certificate or endorsement, or those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on coastal voyage, class 1, or unlimited voyage.
Duration: 31 hours
Instructor: Emergency Care/Advanced Emergency Care Instructor or Instructor Trainer
Prerequisites: Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN)
Completion Requirements: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam
Certification: 3-year certification in Marine Advanced First Aid, CPR Level HCP, and AED, and a Transport Canada certification in Marine Advanced First Aid
Re-certification: Not permitted under federal regulations
- The emergency scene
- Preventing disease transmission
- Respiratory emergencies
- Airway and ventilation
- Circulatory emergencies
- Soft tissue injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Head and spine injuries
- Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
- Sudden illnesses
- Heat‐ and cold‐ related emergencies
- Reaching and moving people
- Multiple casualty incidents
- Toxicological hazards aboard ship
- The emergency scene
- Radio medical advice
Red Cross Emergency Care text
Certification card and optional wall certificate
Transport Canada Training Certificate
Heartsaver (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) $65.00
The Heartsaver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) course contains up-to-date content and science from the 2010 Guidelines for CPR and ECC. It is designed to teach lay rescuers the lifesaving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and relief of choking in adults, children and infants, as well as how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) with both adults and children. (Training in infant and child CPR and choking relief are optional.) The course is designed for those who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.
This course is intended for the general public.
Heartsaver CPR & AED Content
- CPR and AED for adults
- How to help a choking adult
- CPR and AED for children
- How to help a choking child
- CPR and AED for infants
- How to help a choking infant
Approximate Course Length: 4 Hours
To receive a Heartsaver CPR & AED course completion card, students must pass a skills test.
To receive a Heartsaver CPR & AED (C) course completion card, a written exam must be administered in addition to the skills test.
BLS for Health-Care Provider (C)* $75.00
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health-care Providers is a classroom course that is designed to teach a variety of health-care professionals how to recognize a number of life-threatening emergencies, how to provide CPR, how to use an AED and how to relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
This course is for health-care professionals who must know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a range of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
BLS Course Content
- Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 Guidelines for CPR and ECC
- Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
- The Chain of SurvivalTM
- One-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
- Two-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
- Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
- Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
- Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
- Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
- CPR with an advanced airway
Approximate Course Length: 4.5 hours
Approximate course length for renewal course: 4 hours
Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Health-care Provider course completion card.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course enables health-care 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.
The PALS course is designed for health-care professionals who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies and for health-care students seeking first-time or renewed PALS-training credentials.
The prerequisite for PALS is a current HSFC BLS for Health-care Provider (C) card.
PALS Course Content
- Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
- Systematic approach to pediatric assessmen
- Effective respiratory management
- Validation of skills for one-person and two-person CPR and AED skills for infants and children
- Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
- Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
- Effective resuscitation team dynamics
Approximate length of course: 14 hours
Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a PALS Provider Course Completion Card.