Heart and Stroke - Basic Life Support Program (BLS) Renewal

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 Heart and Stroke - Basic Life Support Program (BLS) Renewal class:

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The Chain of Survival
  • One-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Two-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway


2.5 hrs


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.
  • Completed the BLS renewal challenge - must bring a copy of completion to the renewal course.
  • Recommended that students bring their book from previous class. Books are available for purchase at $25 + GST


Heart & Stroke during this pandemic has granted an extension on all certification that are expiring in March, April, May, June, July, Aug 2020. Renewals must be completed by Sept 30, 2020.
AHASTI will be offering face-to-face renewal courses for non-symptomatic providers who wish to renew now.

For more information on interim options please go to: https://cpr.heartandstroke.ca/s/article/Interim-Courses

Heath-Care Providers (HCP): Those who, as part of their job description as health-care providers, have a duty to respond to medical emergencies. Examples include health-care professionals (i.e., doctors, nurses and paramedics), respiratory and pulmonary technologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, dentists and dental hygienists, and student/educators in health-profession education programs.

hdgCertifications Earned

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

  • Heart and Stroke BLS Programl valid for one year from the certification date

hdgAdditional Information

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS course completion card.

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