Further to our mandate to serve and protect the public, the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia (CCBC) Bylaws require all full registrants to obtain Standard First Aid with CPR-C certification by April 30, 2017. Registrants will also be required to maintain this certification while registered as full with the CCBC. This change will not only strengthen the core competency of practicing registrants, it also aligns with the public’s expectation that regulated health care providers are equipped to handle basic health emergencies.
The Quality Assurance Committee has specified the following Standard First Aid with CPR-C certifications as acceptable to fulfill this requirement:
- Heart and Stroke Foundation – Standard First Aid CPR and AED Level C
- Canadian Red Cross – Standard First Aid & CPR
- St. John Ambulance – Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED
- Lifesaving Society (note: 2-year certification) – Standard First Aid (with CPR)
- Canadian Ski Patrol – As part of membership requirements to CSP
Registrants are able to take courses for certification with any of the named providers, including courses that exceed the minimum requirements such as the Standard First Aid with CPR-HCP offered through St. John Ambulance which is a course developed specifically for Health Care Professionals.