Basic Life Support Training Description:
Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundational emergency cardiovascular course for all healthcare professions and first responders. BLS Certification is intended to help improve patient outcomes. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.
Currently BLS status is a prerequisite for advanced and intermediary resuscitation courses and is also a requirement in most healthcare settings.
Who is BLS Training for?
In-facility care providers, including nursing staff, care aides, medical and dental professionals. Pre-hospital care providers, which may include professionals in a fire service, rescue team, sports-medicine, lifeguards, and ski patrol.
- Glove removal
- Primary assessment
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Airway obstruction
- Assisted ventilation
- Basic Life Support special considerations
- Participant materials
- Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support Field Guide
Knowledge testing, including a written exam, and a demonstration of skills.