CPR Requirements 

There are a variety of organizations and providers across the province who provide CPR courses that meet the requirements for CDHNS renewal and initial licences in the practising class. CDHNS CPR requirements are included in the checklists provided with the applications for registration and are provided to members through the Continuing Competency Program Requirements document and in their Notice of Expiry annually (re: renewal notice).

The level of CPR certification must include, at a minimum, classroom instruction and practical experience related to:

  • one and two-person rescuer chest compressions for adults, children and infants;
  • one and two-person rescuer adult, child and infant bag-valve mask technique and rescue breathing;
  • relief of choking in adults, children and infants; and
  • use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

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For further details on these requirements, please refer to pages 6 and 7 of the CDHNS Fall 2018 Unison newsletter.

Submitting for CCP Credits

According to the CDHNS Continuing Competency Program (CCP) Requirements, to receive full credit for completion of your CPR course, a completed Certificate of Attendance must be submitted. (See 6.1.2 (g) of the CCP Requirements document for further details.) When you enter your CPR into your Professional Development Record of your Member Profile as a new learning activity, ensure that you upload the completed Certificate of Attendance. 

Submission of the Certificate of Attendance for your CPR course has been mandatory since April 1, 2012. Without a Certificate of Attendance verifying the number of hours, only 1 credit will be awarded. Certificates of Attendance can be found on the Continuing Competency page of this website, along with the CCP Requirements document.

 

CPR Course Offerings for CDHNS Members 

Below are a few course options from individuals who have contacted us to let CDHNS members know of upcoming courses.

Location CPR Courses Offered: Northern Zone

Instructor Name: Rosemary Bourque (Heart & Stroke Foundation)

Contact: Rosemary Bourque at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Currently scheduled sessions:

1. CPR for Healthcare Professionals

Pre-registration guarantees you a spot as class size is limited. 

Date:   Saturday September 15, 2018

Location: Aberdeen Regional Hospital, New Glasgow (835 East River Road)

2. CPR for Healthcare Professionals

Pre-registration guarantees you a spot as class size is limited. 

Date:   Saturday September 22, 2018

Location: Aberdeen Regional Hospital, New Glasgow (835 East River Road)

To request placement on a waiting list for additional Northern Zone CPR sessions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - additional sessions will be added if demand warrants.

Location CPR Courses Offered: HRM

Instructor Name: Wendy Stewart (Lifesaving Society)

Contact info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

CPR Level C with AED courses are offered to CDHNS members. This can also be combined with other lifesaving courses, e.g., first aid.  Please contact Wendy directly for further information.

No classes are currently scheduled, but she will schedule one at any time when requested.

Location CPR Courses Offered: HRM

Instructor Name: Jim Williams (Red Cross)

Contact info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-476-5173

Currently scheduled sessions:

1. HCP CPR

Date: Saturday September 15, 2018

Location: 103 Thorne Avenue Dartmouth NS B3B 0A4

2. HCP CPR

Date: Sunday September 23, 2018

Location: 103 Thorne Avenue Dartmouth NS B3B 0A4

 

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