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Canadian Consensus Guidelines on First Aid and CPR

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RMTs maintain current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR-C in accordance with CMTBC’s Bylaws, Section 63.3(1). The five national organizations named in the Bylaw are Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lifesaving Society, and St. John Ambulance. These organizations offer training nationally in certificate programs that are substantially equivalent and meet published standards in first aid and CPR.

In 2015, the five organizations established the Canadian Guidelines Consensus Task Force to review the consensus on science completed by international bodies that study first aid and resuscitation training. In 2016, the Task Force published Canadian Consensus Guidelines on First Aid and CPR (PDF), which describes updated protocols for first aid and resuscitation.

Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR-C from one of the five national organizations named in CMTBC’s Bylaws ensures RMTs receive effective first aid and resuscitation training that is based on current best practices.

Read the Canadian Consensus Guidelines on First Aid and CPR (PDF).

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