Current (within the last 12 months) Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider certificate or Red Cross BLS certificate. If you have not taken the BLS course, please check out our BLS Provider full course options. If your HSF BLS Provider certification is older than one year, you will be required to complete the HSF Prerequisite Challenge.
It is critical that students come prepared. The BLS Renewal/Recertification course is fast-paced and assumes students have retained the cognitive knowledge and can demonstrate skills mastery. There will be limited practice and limited opportunities for remedial coaching. Learners who are not successful in passing the skills test or knowledge test will have to take a full BLS course.
Who should take this class? Anyone who has a current BLS certificate and is looking to re-certify; Health care providers who are frequently expected to perform CPR (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); Anyone completing the ACLS program.
What will I learn?
This class is a review and will cover any new 2015 standards as well as a chance to practice your BLS sills. We will review CPR, obstructed airway procedures, and artificial respiration for adults, children and infants. The Automated External Defibrillator and Bag Valve Mask are also used in simulations. You will practice working in a team as you would in a hospital environment, performing pulse checks, artificial respirations and using equipment used in a health care environment.
BLS certifications from the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada and the Red Cross are valid for 1 year. Re-certification is required every year for most health care professionals regardless of expiry date. For those planning to take an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course, the HSF certification is required.
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Our 20-minute mask fit test is highly recommended (and often required) for health care providers. Just add the Mask Fit Test to your cart before you check out.