Basic Life Support (BLS) & CPR is the foundational emergency cardiovascular course for all healthcare professionals and first responders. This 4-hour Heart & Stroke Foundation based-course is intended to help improve patient outcomes and teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.

Current BLS status is a pre-requisite for advanced and intermediary resuscitation courses and is also a requirement in most healthcare settings. BLS Provider status surpasses requirements for CPR (C) or CPR Healthcare Provider (HCP) unless stated otherwise by an organization or college.

This Heart & Stroke BLS course is designed for:

  • Healthcare professionals and trained first responders in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings.

  • People who require BLS Provider status and CPR training to enter into a healthcare-related job or program.

The course offers:

  • The latest resuscitation science and adult-learning techniques from Canada’s leading expert in resuscitation science and education.

  • 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.

  • Upon successful completion, a BLS completion card valid for 12 months.

Program structure.

This classroom-based BLS course focuses on the essential skills rescuers need to know to perform high-quality CPR in a wide variety of settings. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival.

  • Describe and apply all of the steps of the Chain of Survival.

  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult, child, and infant.

  • Describe and demonstrate the important early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

  • Provide effective ventilations using a barrier device.

  • Perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR.

  • Describe and apply the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for an adult, child, and infant.

Tuition costs.

Our tuition fees for the Basic Life Support & CPR course include:

  • Registration fee: Included in price

  • Course materials: Included in price

  • Balance of Tuition: $100.00

Total Tuition Cost: $100.00

For those interested in re-certification, please call us at +1 (888) 261 8999.

Entrance Requirements.

Rules and regulations


Program dates.

Calgary Campus

  • October 19, 2019 - 4 hours

  • November 16, 2019 - 4 hours

  • December 14, 2019 - 4 hours

  • January 25, 2020 - 4 hours

  • February 15, 2020 - 4 hours

  • March 7, 2020 - 4 hours

  • April 11, 2020 - 4 hours

  • May 16, 2020 - 4 hours

A career like no other.

A rewarding career and long-term success starts here.

Upon successful completion of the Basic Life Support & CPR course, graduates who are healthcare providers and trained first responders will be able to provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings.

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