Basic Life Support (BLS)

Locations Available: Edmonton Training Center | Mobile
A student performing chest compressions on a Basic Lift Support Training dummy.
Duration 4 hours
Certificate Valid 1 year

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundational emergency cardiovascular course for all healthcare professionals and first responders intended to help improve patient outcomesBLS teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings. Current BLS status is a pre-requisite for advanced and intermediary resuscitation courses and is also a requirement in most healthcare settings.


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.

Topics Covered:
  • 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.
  • Skills demonstration.