Programs & Courses

Basic Life Support

The Basic Life Support (BLS) course trains participants to recognize life-threatening emergencies, perform a primary assessment, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver ventilation and use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs). 

In the classroom, instructors provide interactive clinical scenarios and learning stations to prepare participants for real life emergency situation(s). The course is designed to build participant confidence to effectively perform high-quality CPR and increase knowledge in BLS skills. 

This course is a requirement for healthcare professionals, including nursing staff, care aides  and dental professionals. Pre hospital care providers, which may include firefighters, paramedics, lifeguards and ski patrol.

Our CPR training courses were developed in accordance with the recommendations from the International First Aid and Resuscitation Guidelines. This CPR course meets requirements for provincial regulatory bodies and other colleges and includes the latest CPR guidelines.

Method of Delivery:


  • In-classroom courses means participants are with a Heart & Stroke Instructor for their entire learning experience.
  • Our amazing instructor will teach you cardiopulmonary resuscitation with rapid difibrillation using presentations and skills demonstration.
  • Instructor’s observe the participants, providing guidance and feedback to facilitate their learning experience in a fun and friendly environment.

Course Contents

Additional Information

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Remove disposable gloves
  • Demonstrate how to do a rapid assessment following life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack, stroke, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding and shock.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to help a conscious and an unconscious victim with an obstructed airway
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Describe how to perform two-rescuer CPR
  • Demonstrate how to give rescue breaths using first aid equipment, e.g.: oxygen, bag-valve mask and mouth-to-mouth
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult, child and infant

Course Materials

  • Basic Life Support Provider Manual

Course Format/Time

  • BLS Course takes approximately 4 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing
  • BLS recertification couse takes approximately 2-4 hours to complete.

Course Completion Card or CPR Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a Basic Life Support certificate (digital certificate) valid for 1 year.

Available Levels

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Level HCP