Heart and Stroke - Basic Life Support (BLS/HCP) Program

Fused with Heart & Stroke’s 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC, this BLS program offers an engaging and flexible 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 following items are covered in this Heart and Stroke - Basic Life Support (BLS/HCP) Program class:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Program class:
  • 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


4 hours


The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Intended Audience:
  • This course is designed for healthcare providers 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.


Reflects the most recent science from the 2020 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and adapted for Canada’s unique clinical health care practice, pharmacology and systems of care.
Incorporates use of feedback devices, proven to improve learning and skills mastery, into the programming during in-person practice and testing.
Reinforces the importance of direct hands-on practice and coaching in acquiring and elevating skills proficiency.
Emphasizes the critical importance of high-quality CPR, including coordinated team dynamics.
Provides engaging video-based content with real world scenarios.

hdgCertifications Earned

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

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation issues a one year BLS Certification via e-card to all successful candidates.

hdgAdditional Information

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has implemented a three (3) person minimum per course in order for courses to run. In the event of only two people present at the start of the program, AHASTI is required to cancel the course and reschedule candidates without exception.

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