Airway Management certification provides senior and experienced
lifeguards with specific knowledge and training in the use of
oxygen, suction devices, oral airways and
Prerequisite: Standard First Aid.
Evaluation & certification: Current Airway
Management Instructors may teach Airway Management but only current
Airway Management Examiners may certify candidates.
The Society has retired the term "Advanced First Aid
Instructor". Current Advanced First Aid Instructors may continue to
teach Airway Management and current Advanced First Aid Examiners
may continue to certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems
its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the
Candidate recognition: Certification card.
Required reference material: Canadian First
- Demonstrate an understanding of the:
- principles of respiration and circulation
- importance and application of universal precautions and use of
- purpose and use of oropharyngeal airways
- principles and practical application of oxygen
- purpose and use of manual suction
- Demonstrate the proper use and application of at least one
barrier device during the delivery of artificial respiration.
- On a manikin, demonstrate the proper sizing, insertion, and
follow-up for the use of an oropharyngeal airway.
- Demonstrate understanding of the components and proper usage,
including safety factors, of nasal cannula, face mask,
non-breathing mask and pocket mask delivery systems.
- Demonstrate the application of an oxygen delivery system to a
victim in need of supplemental oxygen.
- Demonstrate the proper use and application of a manual suction
device in the treatment of a victim who is vomiting or who has
fluid in the upper airway.