Heart and Stroke - Basic Life Support Program (BLS) Renewal

The Basic Life Support (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.

hdgContent

The following items are covered in this Heart and Stroke - Basic Life Support Program (BLS) Renewal class:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival
  • Apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe the importance of early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant
  • Describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation
  • Perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult or child
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an infant

hdgDuration

2.5 hrs

hdgPrerequisites

The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Heart & Stroke BLS Program certification within the past 12 months.
  • Certifications/completion cards expiring between March 1 and August 31, 2020 are now valid for entry into courses until October 31, 2020. This includes: Provider certifications (student completion cards); BLS Blended Class Passes; BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge completion certificates
  • Recommended that students bring their book from previous class. Books are available for purchase at $25 + GST

hdgDescription

Heart & Stroke during this pandemic has granted an extension on all certification that are expiring in March, April, May, June, July, Aug Certifications/completion cards expiring between March 1 and August 31, 2020 are now valid for entry into courses until October 31, 2020. This includes:
· Provider certifications (student completion cards)
· BLS Blended Class Passes
· BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge completion certificates

AHASTI will be offering face-to-face renewal courses for non-symptomatic providers who wish to renew now.

For more information on interim options please go to: https://cpr.heartandstroke.ca/s/article/Interim-Courses


Heath-Care Providers (HCP): Those who, as part of their job description as health-care providers, have a duty to respond to medical emergencies. Examples include health-care professionals (i.e., doctors, nurses and paramedics), respiratory and pulmonary technologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, dentists and dental hygienists, and student/educators in health-profession education programs.

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Heart and Stroke BLS Programl valid for one year from the certification date

hdgAdditional Information

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS course completion card.

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