CPR-HCP (Health Care Provider) covers all aspects of CPR skills and theory for adult, child and infant victims, including rescue breathing (artificial respiration) and the use of AEDs and bag-valve-masks (BVM). This HCP level is designed specifically for those who, as part of their job descriptions as Health Care Providers, have a duty to respond to medical emergencies (e.g., doctors, nurses, paramedics and allied health care professionals).
Instruction and certification: Current Health Care Provider Instructors or current First Aid Instructors who hold CPR-HCP teach CPR-HCP. Current Health Care Provider Examiners or current First Aid Examiners who hold CPR-HCP certify candidates.
The Society has retired the term "Advanced First Aid Instructor". Current Advanced First Aid Instructors may continue teach CPR-HCP and current Advanced First Aid Examiners may continue to certify CPR-HCP candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification date.
Candidate recognition: Certification card.
Required reference material: Canadian CPR-HCP Manual
Recertification: CPR-HCP recertification is approximately 4-6 hr.
- Demonstrate one-rescuer adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin, and how to use an AED.
- Demonstrate two-rescuer adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin.
- Simulate the treatment of:
- a conscious adult or child with an obstructed airway
- complications: a pregnant woman and person who is obese
- Demonstrate the treatment of a conscious infant with an obstructed airway on a manikin.
- Simulate the treatment of an unconscious adult, child, or infant with an obstructed airway.
- Demonstrate rescue breathing on a manikin.
- Demonstrate use of a Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM).