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BLS - Basic Life Support

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Basic Life Support (BLS) is a CPR course is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. It is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings. The course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and inhospital settings.


The Heart & Stroke BLS course offers the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes and realistic scenarios, simulations and animations depicting rescuers, teams and patients. Course and content flexibility for Heart & Stroke instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols


Alberta Health Services requires that employees certify annually in BLS through the Heart and Stroke Foundation Intended Audience: The Heart & Stroke BLS course is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of both in-facility and prehospital settings or by those that require BLS certification and CPR training to enter into a healthcare-related training program. It is an annual requirement for most individuals working in healthcare.


The course teaches learners to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. The BLS provider course includes realistic scenarios, hands on practice and state of the art videos.


Course Options:

BLS Renewal Course: $45

Renewals are a fast-paced course around 2.5 hours that allows the experienced BLS provider the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge through written and skills assessment in a concentrated program. Annual renewal is required for most health care professionals. 

BLS with Challenge Exam: $45

BLS Provider Renewal Prerequisite Challenge is a short online assessment ($10 paid online to HSF) designed to ensure the course candidate possesses knowledge of current and critical BLS concepts required to be successful on the BLS Provider Renewal course.

The Prerequisite Challenge is intended for experienced providers who:
- Have an expired Heart & Stroke BLS Provider certification


- Have a current BLS CPR card from another training agency

BLS Full Course: $65

This course takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete.

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