Heart and Stroke Courses

Heart and Stroke Foundation Courses

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada offers a variety of courses to meet your training needs.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) formerly BLS for Health Care Providers
  • HeartCode® BLS
  • Heartsaver® CPR/AED

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Basic Life Support (BLS) – formerly BLS for Health Care Providers

BLS course is a video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. The new BLS Provider course, based on the 2015 Guidelines, replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers course, while offering the high-quality education you’d expect from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The new format making it easier to tailor a broader audience.

Duration:
  • 3 – 4 hours (Approximate)
Cost:
  • $99.99 + GST

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s BLS Course offers:
The latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes
Realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, teams, and patients

Course Description:bls-book

The BLS Provider Course focuses on what rescuers need to know to perform high-quality CPR in a wide variety of settings. You will also learn how to respond to choking emergencies.

  • Importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Steps of the Chain of Survival and applying the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Importance of early defibrillation and use of an AED
  • Use of a barrier device to provide effective ventilations
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performing as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) in adults, children and infants

Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal

BLS course is a video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. The new BLS Provider course, based on the 2015 Guidelines, replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers course, while offering the high-quality education you’d expect from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The new format making it easier to tailor a broader audience.

Duration:
  • 2 -3 hours (Approximate)
Cost:
  • $74.99 + GST
Prerequisite
  • Heart & Stroke BLS Course completion card (taken within the last 12 months and current to the most recent Guidelines release)
Course Description:bls-book

The BLS Renewal course is a fast-paced course that allows the experienced BLS provider (those who are confident in their BLS skills through regular use in their work in the ED, CCU, ICU on code team, or paramedics and first responders) the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge through written and skills assessment in a concentrated program. Successful completion of this two hour 15 minute course (approximate time) allows students to renew their BLS course completion card.

Students need to come prepared. The BLS Renewal course is fast-paced, assumes you have retained the cognitive knowledge learned in the Heart and Stroke BLS Provider course and can demonstrate skills mastery. There will be limited practice and limited opportunities for remedial coaching.

All participants are expected to be highly proficient BLS providers. This is not an entry-level course, those students who are unsuccessful in the skills or knowledge test will have to take a full BLS Provider course.

Heartsaver® CPR/AED

The Heartsaver® is the Canadian standard in CPR and AED training. This straightforward, yet comprehensive, course provides you with the skills and confidence to respond to a cardiac arrest at home, in public or at work.

Duration:
  • 4.5 hours (Approximate)
Course Description:

The Heartsaver® CPR AED course focuses on what you need to know to perform high-quality CPR and use an AED effectively. You will also learn how to respond to choking emergencies. Course contents and outcomes include:hs-book

  • How high-quality CPR improves survival
  • The concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognizing when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • How to perform CPR with the help of others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask, for all age groups
  • How to use an AED on an adult, children, and infants
  • When and how to help a choking adult, children, and infants