Heart & Stroke BLS (Basic Life Support) Courses

Note: If you work for Alberta Health Services, or plan to work for them, you require Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support. If you work with a different employer or you are taking the course for school, you may be welcome to take Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support. Both courses meet all ILCOR guidelines.

If you are a University of Calgary Nursing Student, please register here to receive your student discount.

BLS provides the skills to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies. Basic Life Support skills are required for nursing staff, doctors, EMS providers, and care aides, medical and dental professionals. You may also benefit from having your Basic Life Support level if you are a professional with a fire service or rescue team, a sports medicine professional, a lifeguard or a ski patroller. If you are not a first responder or medical professional, you may need CPR Level A or C.

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Heart & Stroke BLS – Basic Life Support

Course Length

  • Full Course (1-year certification) – 4 hours
  • Recertification – 2 hours

Cost

  • Full Course – $100.00
  • Recertification – $75.00

Course Content:

  • Adult 1 and 2 Rescuer BLS
  • Adult Chest Compressions
  • Adult Breaths (Airway, Barrier Devices, Bag-Mask Devices)
  • Infant and Child 1 and 2 Rescuer BLS
  • Infant and Child Compressions
  • Infant and Child Breaths (Airway, Barrier Device, Bag-Mask Devices)
  • AED
  • Choking for Adult, Child, and Infant

*Please note: to take a re-certification course you must hold a valid and current (non-expired) Heart & Stroke BLS certificate. Those with Canadian Red Cross BLS or CPR-HCP certificates must take a Heart & Stroke renewal assessment in order to be eligible to take a Heart & Stroke recertification course.

This course meets all ILCOR guidelines.

Course Schedule:

See December 2019 for upcoming Heart & Stroke course dates (in green).

Note: Click here for Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support courses.

North Location – 1632 14th Ave. NW (North Hill Professional Centre)