Breath for Life Inc

“First Aid & CPR Training in Edmonton and Area”



Breath for Life Program Syllabus:

The following outlines the 240 hour EMR Program approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics.

The entry requirements are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • English 30
  • Math 10 or higher
  • Biology 30 or equivalent
    • Equivalencies will be reviewed and considered
  • Driver’s license – Class 5 GDL removed
  • Standard First Aid Level C CPR (must be current within 3 years: not expired)
    • Must be taken through one of the following national providers: Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance or Heart and Stroke. Breath for Life will not accept certificates from private companies as per the Alberta College of Paramedics.
    • Breath for Life provides the Standard First Aid Level C CPR course through the Canadian Red Cross. It is highly recommended that you take this course with Breath for Life.
    • This course counts as 16 hours towards the 240 Hour EMR Program

The registrant must provide proof of the above and a copy will be retained for the student’s record.

Course Grading:

  • Group Assignment worth: 5%
  • Personal Reflection worth: 10%
  • Legislation Presentation worth: 5%
  • Patient Engagement: 4 assessments and write-ups worth 5% each (total course weight of 20%)
  • Midterm Exam worth: 15%
  • Final Scenario: 20% of overall mark; must achieve better than 80% to write the final exam.
  • Final Exam: represents 25% of the overall mark; must achieve a 75% to pass the course.

Class Time:

  • 8:00 – 5:00 PM

Course Description:

  • The EMR 240 hour Program is designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the Alberta College of Paramedics.

Course Objectives:

  • To empower the student with critical thinking skills to manage practice challenges
  • To prepare the student for success when writing the ACP provincial examinations
  • To achieve a thorough understanding of scope of practice guidelines
  • To build confidence through training and practice so that the practitioner may demonstrate competence during patient contact.

Course Expectations:

  • Professional conduct
  • Appropriate attire
  • Commitment to learning
  • Attendance is mandatory

Course Completion:

  • When a student has successfully completed all of the requirements of the 240 Hour EMR Program they will receive:
    • A Breath for Life Certificate: ACP approved for Alberta only, and
    • Two Transcripts
      • Students have the option of purchasing a Canadian Red Cross EMR National Certificate and a Canadian Red Cross Advanced National First Aid Certificate (approved by OH&S).

The EMR Core Course Topics Includes:

  • EMS Operations
  • Well Being
  • Legalities
  • Communication
  • Critical Decision Making
  • Scene and Patient Assessment
  • Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology: medical and injury management
  • Pharmacology
  • Thermal Stress
  • Poisons
  • Substance Misuse and Abuse
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Reaching and Moving
  • Lifting Program: Body Mechanics
  • High quality CPR – BLS Provider
  • Patient Engagement Practicum