Transport Canada Marine First Aid Update
Posted 2011-09-29

Transport Canada is currently auditing Marine First Aid training providers across Canada as part of a quality assurance process. As a result, the existing Canadian Red Cross structure for delivery of Marine Basic and Marine Advanced First Aid courses is being reviewed and streamlined.

The Red Cross will be required to introduce additional policies and procedures in order to continue offering Marine First Aid certifications. As of January 1, 2012, Training Partners who offer Marine Basic or Marine Advanced First Aid must adhere to updated facilitation requirements, which will be communicated in the fall.

Based on feedback from our course participants, Transport Canada has also identified program changes that are effective immediately. All Training Partners are advised of the following:

  • As previously communicated, all Marine First Aid course candidates must have a candidate document number (CDN) issued by Transport Canada Marine Safety prior to attending the course (reference Ship Safety Bulletin 05/2010). When entering information in Course Manager, the CDN number should be entered into the field labelled “Employee identification number”, which is now a mandatory field. The CDN number will then be printed onto the certificates.
  • Canadian Red Cross is not approved to deliver a recertification or refresher training course for Marine Basic or Marine Advanced First Aid. Once their certification has expired, candidates must take another full course (reference Ship Safety Bulletin 03/2009).
  • Marine Basic First Aid candidates may attend a Standard First Aid course, however the marine content must be facilitated by an instructor during the course, not provided as supplementary reading material. This instruction includes the use of the marine scenarios and PowerPoint slides included with the instructor materials.
  • Marine Basic and Marine Advanced First Aid are two separate courses. Marine Basic First Aid is a minimum of 16 hours in length and Marine Advanced First Aid is a minimum of 31 hours. If a candidate completes the Marine Basic course and then later would like to upgrade to Marine Advanced, he/she must take the full Marine Advanced First Aid course (they may not join after 17 hours and have time credited from their Marine Basic certificate). Also, a candidate cannot attend a portion of the Marine Advanced course to complete a Marine Basic certification.

* New Emergency Oxygen Administration Course *
Posted 2011-06-22

Brian MacPherson Educational Services is proud to now provide the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Oxygen Administration certification Program.

This Certification is for those Professional Rescuers, Medical Professionals and members of the general public who have access to and may be required to provide suplimental Oxygen. This program is also suitalbe for Divers, Rescue Divers, Dive Masters, Instructors and Dive Boat Crew who may be required to provide O2 to divers suffering from dive or DCS injuries.

This program can be offer as a stand alone or in conjunction with a CPR C or HCP courses.


Bill 41, Defibrillator Access Act, 2010
Posted 2011-02-16

A new private members bill to allow Public Access to Defibrilation in public buildings.

Posted 2010-10-18

CPR for Kids
Posted 2010-07-23

Take a look at this artical on CPR for Kids.


Red Cross Authorized Provider
Posted 2009-03-29

Brian MacPherson Educational Services is proud to announce that we are now an Authorized Provider for the Canadian Red Cross. We will continue to provide the Highest Training Standards possible and now will be providing certification training in First Aid and First Aid related programs from one of the oldest and most widely recognized names in the business. The Red Cross First Aid Certification is recognized nationally and internationally and the Red Cross is one of the most respected organizations in the world. We look forward to providing you with you First Aid Training for you organization or personal needs.

Thank you

Brian MacPherson

New 2005 Heart and Stroke Resuscitation Guidelines
Posted 2006-07-26

For any one interested, the link contains information on the New 2005 Guidelines.

These will be the guidelines I will be following.

If I have taught you in the past continue to follew the guidelines and use the skills you learned from me.

Thanx Brian

Hypothermia and Heart Attacks, a New Treatment to Increase Survival
Posted 2006-03-27
Click here to view the article

A case for Increased Defib in sport.
Posted 2005-11-22
A detriot Red wing player saved by AED. See the story.

Blood sugar and Cardiovascular disease.
Posted 2005-06-13
Take a look, anyone who is a diabetic, pay close attention. Click Here to View the Article

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