CPR IS NOT THE SAME THING AS FIRST AID.
The level of CPR training is identified through a letter grade, such as A,B,C. There can also be some confusion with regard to BLS vs CPR. BLS is short for Basic Life Support. It is simply another, more generic term for CPR and leans towards meaning HCP or health-care provider level” of CPR. The level of First-Aid training is expressed as a descriptor. Eg: Standard First-Aid, Emergency First-Aid, Basic First-Aid, Child care First-Aid, Babysitter first-Aid. You should be aware that only Emergency First-Aid or Standard First-Aid programs when taken as part of a WSIB approved program is in compliance with Regulation 1101: (The following is from the WSIB website) CPR A: includes CPR techniques for adults only. CPR B: includes CPR techniques for adults and children. CPR C: includes CPR techniques for adults, children and infants. 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). All workplaces in Ontario covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) are required to provide first aid training to their workers. The required training depends on the number of workers per shift at a workplace: For a workplace with five or fewer workers on any one shift, the employer must make sure that at least one worker has an emergency first aid certificate. This program is 6.5 hours in length and is offered by organizations across the province. For workplaces with six or more workers on any shift, the employer must make sure that at least one worker has a standard first aid certificate. This program is 13 hours in length and is offered by organizations across the province.