Red Cross

First Aid Courses Postponed—Given the current situation with COVID-19, and in the interest of the health and safety of our university community, we are postponing First Aid courses until further notice. Please contact us at csinfo@tru.ca to add your name to course waitlists.

XOCH 0790 Red Cross CPR C with AED, Recertification

  • Dates TBA
  • 8:30-12:30
  • $60

You will review and demonstrate your CPR skills in this recertification course. Level C will include adult, child and infant with AED; Level A is adult CPR only with AED. Required: Valid CPR certification

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XOCH 0690 Red Cross CPR C with AED

  • Dates TBA
  • 8:30-2:30
  • $90

In this Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course, you will learn how to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies. An excellent course for emergencies at home or in the workplace

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XOCH Red Cross Basic Life Support, with Oxygen Therapy and Airway Management

  • Dates TBA
  • 8:30-3:30
  • $150

This course is designed for healthcare professionals. You will learn to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking. Also included is Oxygen Therapy and Airway Management. The BLS certificate is valid for one year; the Oxygen Therapy and Airway Management certificates are valid for three years.

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XOCH 0770 Red Cross Emergency First Aid

  • Dates TBA
  • 8:30-4:30
  • $100

A basis one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the worplace or home. You will learn CPR C, AED, the EMS system, 'Check, Call, Care', airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, and wound care. Red Cross Emergency First Aid is recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to the Occupational First Aid, Level 1.

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XOCH 0840 Red Cross Standard First Aid

  • Dates TBA
  • 8:30-4:30
  • $170

In this comprehensive two-day course you will learn about the EMS system, 'Check, Call, Care,' airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, first aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest (CPR C and AED), wound care, head and spine injuries, sudden medical emergencies, environmental emergencies and poisons. Certification is valid for three years. The Red Cross Standard First Aid is recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to the Occupational First Aid, Level 1.

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XOCH 0060 Red Cross Psychological First Aid

  • Dates TBA
  • 9:00-4:00
  • $170

XOCH 0060 is a resiliency-based program for everyone that offers prevention and coping strategies for dealing with different types of stress resulting from various types of trauma. You will learn the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection.

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XOCH 0400 Red Cross Basic Life Support

  • Dates TBA
  • 8:30-12:30
  • $95

This course is designed for healthcare professionals. You will learn to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking. Certification is for one year.

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About the courses

The Red Cross Emergency First Aid (one-day) and the Red Cross Standard First Aid (two-day) courses are recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalents to the Occupational First Aid, Level 1.

The Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid and CPR certificates are valid for three years and meet the WorkSafeBC and Alberta WCB requirements.

The CPR levels in the Emergency and Standard First Aid courses are CPR C. If you prefer the A, B or BLS, please contact the Continuing Studies office at csinfo@tru.ca or call Susan at 778-220-3488.

Please confirm with your employer, institution or governing body the level of first aid you need for the job.

After your course, you may set up your Red Cross account by going myrcsupport@redcross.ca. Through your RC account, you may access your certificate, the course manual, plus other pertinent information regarding your Red Cross training.

Questions and answers

 How do I know if a Red Cross is the right course for me?

Descriptions of each course will help you decide which course is best for you. If in doubt, please check with your employer.

The Red Emergency First Aid (one day) and Standard First Aid (two days) are accepted by WorkSafeBC (WSBC) as equivalent to the Occupational First Aid, Level 1.

 Do I have to take separate a CPR course if I register for an emergency or standard first aid course?

No. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR C (adults, infant/child), and the automated external defibrillators, AED, are included in both courses.

WSBC recommends workers take a CPR course half-way (18 months) through their three-year certification period.

 What is the Basic Life Support (BLS) course?

This course is for those in professions with the duty to respond to medical emergencies.

This includes in-facility care providers, including nursing staff, care aides, medical and dental professionals, fire service professionals, rescue teams, sports-medicine, lifeguards, and ski patrol.

You will learn rapid assessment, basic life support skills and rapid defibrillation using the AED.

Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy is added separately.

Certification is for one year.

 How long before I need to recertify?

The Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is valid for one year; for all other Red Cross courses offered by TRU, the certification is for three years.

 How old do you have to be to take the course?

There is no age limit, but you must be strong enough to be able to sustain the level of care necessary and have the mental stability to handle the aftermath of a medical emergency.

 What should I bring to the course?

All student material will be supplied; you are welcome to bring a snack and lunch.

Please dress comfortably. You will take turns being a ‘patient’ and the first aid attendant during the practical skills exercises.

The course manuals are not included with the course registration. The manuals are available online to the successful student through their myRC account. If you would like to take a manual home the cost is $12.

 Is there a test?

A certificate is issued to those students who demonstrate competency with the practical skills and score 75 percent or more on a written exam.

 Do I receive a certificate on completion of the course?

A temporary certificate, valid for one month, will be issued to the successful students.

You will be contacted by Red Cross to set up your myRC account.

When you login to this account, you will access your certificate and other Red Cross information, including a copy of the course manual.

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