Recertification: Heart and Stroke - BLS Renewal

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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.


The following items are covered in this Recertification: Heart and Stroke - BLS Renewal class:

  • Students will be evaluated on:
  • • 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


2.5 hours


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. The certification can not be expired. A copy of your certification must be presented to the course conductor. If a card is not presented, attendance in the course maybe effected and a forfeit of course fees may result.
  • Recommended that students bring their book from previous class. Books are available for purchase at $25 + GST


The Heart & Stroke BLS course is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of both in-facility and prehospital settings or by those that require BLS certification and CPR training to enter into a healthcare-related training program

hdgCertifications Earned

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

  • Students who successfully complete the course will receive an email that provides access to their BLS Provider eCard. This electronic proof of course completion can be accessed directly online, downloaded or printed for convenience. A Heart & Stroke-printed course completion card is available for an additional fee when requested through the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

hdgAdditional Information

Students must pass a written exam with 84% or higher and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) course completion card.

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