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Course Descriptions

See the 'Course Dates' tab to the left for course dates, times, and locations.

Other Canadian Red Cross courses not listed (e.g. First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder, Babysitter) can be made upon request. Please contact the Assistant Director at efr​tasst@msu.mcmaster.ca. Please note that none of the normally scheduled courses include manuals, as an online manual will become available upon culmination of the course.

Courses Offered:

All certifications last for 3 years except the CPR-BLS certification (which lasts 1 year), and all courses are certified by the Red Cross.

CPR (Level A or C) [$60] Blended or [$55] In-class

CPR Recertification(Level A or C) [$60] Blended

CPR (Level BLS) [$55] In-class

CPR Recertification (Level BLS) [$55] In-class

Standard First Aid & CPR (Level A or C) [$100] Blended [$90] In-class

Standard First Aid & CPR (Level BLS) [$90] In-class

Standard First Aid & CPR Recertification (Level A or C) [$80] Blended

Emergency First Aid & CPR (Level A or C) [$75] Blended [$75] In-class

Emergency First Aid & CPR (Level A or C) Recertification  [$65] Blended                                                                                                                                                                 

CPR/AED (Level A or C)

In-class Cost: $55.00  (8 hours in-class)                                                                    Blended Cost: $60.00 (4 hours in-class, 4 hours online)

Provides various levels of CPR training based on the participants needs and interest.

https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/workplace-and-corporate-first-aid-courses/cpr/aed

CPR Level A: CPR and choking procedures for an adult.

CPR Level C: CPR and choking procedures for an adult, child, and baby.

Please note CPR Level HCP is no longer offered by the Red Cross, though their site is not yet updated.  

CPR/AED (Level A or C) Recertification

Blended Cost: $60.00 (2 hours online, 2.5 hours in class)

Provides various levels of CPR training based on the participants needs and interest.

CPR Level C: CPR and choking procedures for an adult, child, and baby.

Please note CPR Level HCP is no longer offered by the Red Cross, though their site is not yet updated.  

 

CPR/AED (BLS)

In-class Cost: $55.00 (4 hours)

A skills-focused professional resuscitation course, not a first-aid based CPR course. Includes legal issues surrounding resuscitation, head-tilt/chin-lift, jaw thrust, simultaneous breathing and circulation assessments, agonal respirations, choking skills, CPR (adult, child, and infant), six rights of medication, AED skills, and other special considerations for Basic Life Support. Please note that this course should be used in conjunction with a medical protocol. Requires recertification 1/year.

https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/workplace-and-corporate-first-aid-courses/basic-life-support

CPR/AED (BLS) Recertification

In-class Cost: $55.00 (2 hours)

A skills-focused professional resuscitation course, not a first-aid based CPR course. Includes legal issues surrounding resuscitation, head-tilt/chin-lift, jaw thrust, simultaneous breathing and circulation assessments, agonal respirations, choking skills, CPR (adult, child, and infant), six rights of medication, AED skills, and other special considerations for Basic Life Support. Please note that this course should be used in conjunction with a medical protocol. Requres recertification 1/year.

https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/workplace-and-corporate-first-aid-courses/basic-life-support

Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (Level A or C) 

In-class Cost: $90.00 (2 days in class)                                                                                Blended Cost: $100.00 (8 hours online, 7.5 hours in class)

This course provides comprehensive First Aid and CPR techniques. Material includes the content of the Emergency First Aid course, such as recognizing and responding to cardiovascular emergencies, CPR, choking, airway and breathing emergencies, assisting with medications, and prevention of disease transmission. Additionally, Standard First Aid includes sudden medical emergencies, injuries to the head, neck, or spine, environmental emergencies, and poisons. Certification lasts for 3 years.

https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/workplace-and-corporate-first-aid-courses/standard-first-aid-cpr

CPR Level C: CPR and choking procedures for an adult, child, and baby. 

CPR Level A: CPR and choking procedures for an adult.

Please note CPR Level HCP is no longer offered by the Red Cross, though their site is not yet updated.

  

Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (Level A or C) Recertification

Blended Cost: $80.00 (4 hours online, 4 hours in class)

This course is a recertification for a valid Red Cross Standard First Aid certification. Content includes that covered in the Standard First Aid & CPR course described above. Certification lasts for 3 years.

https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/workplace-and-corporate-first-aid-courses/standard-first-aid-cpr

CPR Level A: CPR and choking procedures for an adult.

CPR Level C: CPR and choking procedures for an adult, child, and baby. 

Please note CPR Level HCP is no longer offered by the Red Cross, though their site is not yet updated.  

Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (BLS) 

In-class Cost: $90.00 (2 days in class) 

 

This course provides comprehensive First Aid and CPR techniques. Material includes the content of the Emergency First Aid course, such as recognizing and responding to cardiovascular emergencies, CPR, choking, airway and breathing emergencies, assisting with medications, and prevention of disease transmission. Additionally, Standard First Aid includes sudden medical emergencies, injuries to the head, neck, or spine, environmental emergencies, and poisons. Certification lasts for 3 years.

CPR-BLS is a skills-focused professional resuscitation course, not a first-aid based CPR course. Includes legal issues surrounding resuscitation, head-tilt/chin-lift, jaw thrust, simultaneous breathing and circulation assessments, agonal respirations, choking skills, CPR (adult, child, and infant), six rights of medication, AED skills, and other special considerations for Basic Life Support. Please note that this course should be used in conjunction with a medical protocol. Requres recertification 1/year.

Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED (Level A or C)

Blended Cost: $75.00 (4 hours online, 4.5 hours in-class)                                                  In-class Cost: $75.00 (7.5 hours in-class)

This course provides simple First Aid and CPR techniques useful in the home or workplace. Material includes recognizing and responding to cardiovascular emergencies for adults CPR, choking, airway and breathing emergencies, assisting with medications, and prevention of disease transmission. Certification last for 3 years.

https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/workplace-and-corporate-first-aid-courses/emergency-first-aid-cpr

CPR Level A: CPR and choking procedures for an adult.

CPR Level C: CPR and choking procedures for an adult, child, and baby. 

Please note CPR Level HCP is no longer offered by the Red Cross, though their site is not yet updated. 

Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED (Level A or C) Recertification

Blended Cost: $65.00 (4 hours online, 4 hours in-class)

This course is a recertification for a valid Red Cross Emergency First Aid certification. Content includes that covered in the Standard First Aid & CPR course described above. Certification last for 3 years.

https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/workplace-and-corporate-first-aid-courses/emergency-first-aid-cpr

CPR Level A: CPR and choking procedures for an adult.

CPR Level C: CPR and choking procedures for an adult, child, and baby. 

Please note CPR Level HCP is no longer offered by the Red Cross, though their site is not yet updated.  

 

Summary of Course Fees:

Course

Cost

Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (A or C)

Blended $100, In-class $90

Blended Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (A or C) Recertification

Blended $80

Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (BLS)

In-class $90

Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED (A or C)

Blended $75, In-class $75

Blended Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED (A or C) Recertification

Blended $65

CPR/AED (A or C)/ Recertification

Blended $60, In-class $55

CPR/AED (BLS)/Recertification

In-class $55

Emergency Medical Responder                 (Upon request)

In-class $650



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