First Aid & CPR Certificates for Healthcare Providers

Posted Apr 25th, 2022

Are you considering working in healthcare, or are you currently in the industry as a nurse, dental assistant, or personal support worker? You’ll need a certain level of First Aid & CPR certifications and Basic Life Support skills to be a licensed Healthcare Provider in Ontario.

Saving Lives with First Aid

Whether you are preparing for your first day in a dental office, are working for an agency as a personal support worker, have spent years in the nursing field or are managing a team, you're used to having to think on your feet, continually attend to patients' needs and work as efficiently as possible. 

Your safety and that of your patients is your highest priority. Anyone may need First Aid or CPR with a few seconds' notice - and you might need to act quickly to save a life. 

This is where Revive EMS comes in. We've partnered with GF1 Security Services and the Canadian Red Cross to offer a robust slate of ministry and WSIB-approved courses geared to practicing healthcare providers and those in training. When you and your team complete these courses, you'll be certified to provide first aid and CPR that may save the life of a patient or someone you meet in the course of your work. These courses may also give you a competitive edge if you are seeking a job in your field.

Our recommended courses for healthcare professionals also include WHMIS online training, Fire Safety and Transportation of Dangerous Goods to round out your knowledge on workplace and environmental hazards. 

Why should I choose Revive EMS?

Revive EMS has provided First Aid & CPR training to healthcare providers across Toronto and the GTA for the past decade. Here are a few reasons to book your training sessions at either of our convenient locations in Mississauga or Scarborough: 

Our hands-on, interactive courses are taught by certified instructors.

You likely only have seconds to make the right choices in an emergency. That's why we continually review our course content and provide hands-on learning in an interactive environment. You can be sure you're receiving the highest quality training available with the most up-to-date information since each of our instructors is certified by the Canadian Red Cross. 

Red Cross certifications are the number one recognized certification in the healthcare industry.

You can trust the integrity of the content in courses presented by the Red Cross and Revive EMS. We present practical real-life scenarios and use mannequins to teach healthcare providers like you to effectively respond to a wide range of emergencies, from airway emergencies, head and spinal injuries, poisoning, respiratory or cardiac arrest and much more.  

Our courses offer additional skillsets focused around basic life support. 

Some emergencies might require you to provide basic life support until first responders arrive to the scene. With our Basic Life Support training, you'll feel prepared in a variety of different situations.

We add value by including AED Training in all certification courses.

Though AED (automated external defibrillator) Training is available as a  standalone course, we've included it as a valuable component in each of our certification courses.  

We provide onsite training with group rates available.

Need to arrange convenient onsite training for a team of healthcare providers? We come to you - and offer group rates. 

Need more convincing? Learn more about the Revive EMS Difference.

First Aid Courses for Healthcare Providers 

Choose from these courses to give yourself a solid foundation as you start your career in healthcare, or prepare to recertify. 

First Aid & CPR Courses

Basic Life Support

Healthcare providers can take the standard First Aid Certification course that’s specifically tailored to provide First Aid training, plus skills required for Basic life Support.

This 4-hour in-class course includes several topics, from Preparing to Respond to Breathing & Circulation Emergencies, Wound Care, Head & Spinal Injuries, Sudden Medical Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, Poison and more.

AED Training

Someone who’s been trained to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) can save a life. This standalone half-day in-class course will introduce you to AEDs and instruct you on how to prepare and use one safely.

Bloodborne Pathogens

As a healthcare professional, you may be exposed to blood and bodily fluids or items contaminated with blood while working.

This self-paced online course takes 3 to 4 hours to complete on average. It will give you a basic understanding of blood-borne pathogens, including how to recognize hazards associated with occupational exposure, steps to prevent exposure and what to do if exposed to blood or bodily fluids. Topics include Bloodborne Pathogen Regulations and Workplace Programs and Personal Protection.

Other Recommended First Aid & CPR Courses

First Aid & CPR

Standard First Aid - CPR Level C

We recommend this course for anyone in a supervisory or management position. Most healthcare agencies require Standard First Aid & CPR C + AED Training. This course blends in-class and online learning across 14 topics and is required for workplaces for more than 5 workers in a shift.


CPR - Level C

Are you required to re-certify annually for your job? This 6-hour course blends online learning and teaching time.

Emergency First Aid - CPR Level C

We offer Emergency First Aid Levels A, B and C. The 8.5-hour online and in-class Level C course combines CPR + AED and will be helpful in on-the-job emergency circumstances. Topics include Emergency Medical Services Systems, Airway Emergencies, Breathing Emergencies, Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest, Wound Care and more.

Fire Safety

Fire safety is the responsibility of both employers and workers. This 1-2-hour self-paced online course will teach safe work practices concerning fire prevention. You’ll also learn how to respond in situations involving fire.

WHMIS - General

If you’ll be working with hazardous products, you’ll need to learn how to handle them safely. This self-paced online course takes most participants less than 2 hours. Upon completion, you’ll be able to identify WHMIS responsibilities of employers, suppliers and workers, understand workplace requirements related to using labels, recognize WHMIS pictograms and types of hazards and more.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transportation of Dangerous Goods for Energy Services

Will you be transporting dangerous goods as you carry out your tasks? In this self-paced online course that takes the average student 5-9 hours to complete, you’ll learn about TDG Act compliance and regulations, along with proper documentation, safety marks, forbidden goods, means of containment, special provisions, exemptions and reporting requirements.


The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) course focuses on the TDG Act and regulations. You will understand classification of dangerous goods, regulations about proper documentation, safety marks, means of containment, forbidden goods, exemptions, special provisions and reporting requirements. The self-paced online course takes the average student 5-9 hours to complete.

Want to learn more about First Aid and CPR Training courses at Revive EMS? Contact us today.

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