Basic Life Support (BLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundational course for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. BLS is the cornerstone program for healthcare professionals.
As the gold standard, Heart & Stroke’s BLS training courses teach the theoretical and hands-on skills needed to respond to medical emergencies and drives the best possible patient outcomes.
Infused with Heart & Stroke’s 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC, our new BLS program offers an engaging and flexible new way of learning.
In this course, you will learn the fundamental skills of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for victims of all ages. You will practice delivering these skills as a single rescuer and as a member of a multi-rescuer team.
The skills you learn in BLS will enable you to:
- Recognize a cardiac arrest
- Activate the emergency response system early
- Respond quickly and confidently
- Perform high-quality single-rescuer CPR and multi-rescuer team CPR.
This course will ensure people in cardiac arrest have the best chance of survival.
The BLS course focuses on building knowledge so you are confident and ready to perform high-quality CPR in a wide variety of settings. The course covers:
- Chain of Survival
- 1-rescuer / 2-rescuer CPR
- High-quality chest compressions with a feedback device
- Multi-rescuer team CPR
- Adult, Child and Infant CPR and relief of choking
- Use of an AED
- Effective ventilations using a barrier device and bag-mask device
- EXPANDED: Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
- NEW: Role of the CPR coach; Maternal cardiac arrest; Anaphylaxis; Drowning; Heart attack and stroke; and, Other life-threatening emergencies
Frequently asked questions
Class sizes are limited to 8 students. This allows ample time for leach learner to practice skills and gain confidence. There may be times when class sizes are less than 8.
You can check with your employer on contact me at [email protected] and I may be able to help you.
First responders are considered” Healthcare workers” and we do offer a BLS program that can be taught in half a day. Additional training is also available upon request, such as response to opioid poisonings. We can run a multitude of different real-life scenarios to help you gain confidence in the field.
Refunds are available only if the class is cancelled by Northumberland First Aid and CPR.
Heart & Stroke strongly recommends that all resuscitation instructors and their students be fully vaccinated in order to create the safest possible teaching and learning environment. Heart & Stroke requires that each credentialed instructor create and implement their own COVID-19 vaccination policy and make it easily accessible to students prior to course registration to help students make an informed decision about their resuscitation education.