CPR-A teaches how to do adult CPR and choking procedures
for adults and includes the importance of early defibrillation and
how to use an AED.
Instruction & certification: Current
Lifesaving Instructors or First Aid Instructors teach and certify
candidates in CPR-A, CPR-B and CPR-C. The Lifesaving Society deems
its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the
Candidate recognition: Certification card for
all CPR levels. (See Non-vocational awards below.)
Required reference material: Canadian First
Aid Manual or Canadian Lifesaving Manual
Recertification: CPR-A, -B and -C
recertification is approximately 3-4 hr.
- Demonstrate one-rescuer adult, child, and infant
cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin, and how to use an
- 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.
Include Swim Program, Canadian Swim Patrol (Rookie, Ranger,
Star), Basic First Aid, CPR A, B and C, Boat Rescue and Lifesaving
Affiliates issue all non-vocational awards directly to
candidates. Affiliates order the awards from the Society ahead of
time for presentation to successful candidates at the
The Lifesaving Society does not require a copy of the test
sheets for these levels.
Only Swim for Life® licensees may offer swim program