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
Instruction & certification: Current
Advanced First Aid Instructors may teach CPR-HCP but only current
First Aid Instructors who hold CPR-HCP may teach CPR-HCP.
Similarly, only current First Aid Examiners who hold CPR-HCP may
certify CPR-HCP candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its
certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification
Candidate recognition: Certification card.
Required reference material: Canadian
CPR-HCP Manual, Health Care Provider Student
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
- 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).