CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid

The primary focus of the CPR Health-care Provider with First Aid (CPR:HCP) course is to develop cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills at the health-care provider (HCP) level.  This includes one- and two-person CPR for adults, children and infants.

Also included is locating a pulse or determining that one does not exist, which is an additional skill that sets the HCP level of care apart from entry-level CPR courses.  During this course, participants will become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and respiratory arrest.

Because individuals taking this course may need a review of rudimentary first aid skills that may assist with preventing life-threatening conditions, this programme covers essential skills
such as management of choking and shock, control of external bleeding, bandaging and splinting. More in-depth first aid training is available in the Basic Life Support: CPR and First
Aid course.

Successful completion of the CPR:HCP course includes a demonstration of skill competency and passing a final knowledge assessment.


This course will teach you how to:

  • conduct a Scene Safety Assesment
  • carry out an initial Assessment of the injured person
  • perform CPR - single rescuer on adults, children, infants
  • perform CPR - two rescuers on adults, children, infants
  • use an AED - adults, children, infants
  • clear a Foreign-Body airway obstruction - adults, children, infants
  • control bleeding
  • use a Tourniquet
  • deal with an injured person in shock
  • apply a splint to an injured limb
  • suction - adults, children, infants