Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support is a popular CPR program in most training providers all over Canada. Mississauga First Aid is a top provider in the city, offering basic and advanced CPR programs throughout the week. Health care providers who need training certification can enroll in our Basic Life Support program, which is very affordable compared to programs offered by other providers in Mississauga. You can contact us via e-mail, telephone call, or a visit in person during business hours.

Signing up for BLS training

Halifax First Aid’s BLS program is a basic CPR course for health care providers. It is also called “CPR Level C”. Signing up for BLS training is pretty easy. We want to make our programs more accessible and available to students, so we have an online application form below. You just fill it up with your personal details and the details of your chosen program and click submit. We are able to process and confirm your application during opening hours, from 8 AM to 5 PM.

If you have any more questions regarding basic CPR training (and advanced CPR as well), you can give us a call or send us an e-mail. We even encourage you to drop by our training location in person; the staff will be very happy to give you a tour and you may even sit in during an actual lesson or laboratory session.

Basic CPR: Compressions, Ventilations, Defibrillation

The basic CPR course offered at Mississauga First Aid is a Basic Life Support training program. The concept of Basic Life Support focuses on management of cardiac emergencies outside of a hospital setting. The victim may suddenly collapse out in the street or a similar public place where medical equipment and medication may not be available – this kind of situation is where Basic Life Support training comes in handy.

The Basic Life Support program for HCPs teaches health care professionals how to react to cardiac arrest in a public place, whether or not equipment such as defibrillators are available. Topics that are discussed include the 2010 CPR and ECC guidelines, basic skills in CPR, automated defibrillation, and management of choking emergencies.

Automated Defibrillation

When EMTs respond to a cardiac emergency, the equipment they will have on hand are automated defibrillators. A defibrillator is a machine that sends electric signals to the heart in various voltages in order to normalize the heart rhythm. When the machine is automated, you don’t need to adjust anything. The pads are attached to the chest and the machine will instruct you what to do.

Training Credentials in BLS

Students who complete training are awarded BLS for HCPs training credentials. These certificates are valid for three years. Renewing them is also available at Mississauga First Aid; just sign up for a refresher program and take another set of certification exams. Once you pass the written and practical exams, you will be immediately granted a temporary certificate. The permanent credential will be sent to you within the next few days.

Call us and sign up for training today!

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