Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

The Basic Life Support (BLS):CPR and First Aid programme is designed to provide course participants with foundational knowledge and to teach skills needed to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving skills.

During this course, participants will become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack as well as with other diseases and conditions that may also pose an immediate threat to life.  These conditions — such as shock, choking and external bleeding — are included in this course.

The first aid component of this course addresses additional circumstances and diseases that may require intervention and assistance from emergency medical services (EMS).

Successful completion of the BLS: CPR and First Aid course includes demonstration of skill competency and passing a knowledge assessment. Upon completion, you will receive a provider certificate indicating that you have been trained in basic life support (including CPR) and first aid measures.


This course will teach you how to:

  • conduct a Scene Safety Assesment
  • carry out an initial Assessment of the injured person
  • perform CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • use an AED - automatic external defibrillator
  • clear a Foreign-Body airway obstruction
  • carry out a Secondary Assessment
  • control bleeding
  • use a Tourniquet
  • deal with an injured person in Shock
  • apply a splint to an injured limb