Which CPR/AED course is right for you?

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The Canadian Red Cross categorizes levels or types of CPR & AED into the following: 

  • CPR A and AED provides the resuscitation skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adultsOffered as a stand-alone course, or as part of a Standard or Emergency First Aid Course. 
  • CPR B and AED has a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses and provides learners with cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for children and infantsOnly offered as part of the Standard or Emergency Childcare First Aid Program.
  • CPR C and AED includes the resuscitation skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking in adults, children, and infants. (A + B).  Offered as a stand-alone course, or as part of Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, or Marine Advanced First Aid.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) focuses on the delivery of high performance, team-based professional-level resuscitation. For this reason, this course is not intended for the lay rescuer or general public. The Canadian Red Cross BLS Course is meant for Health Care Providers.

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