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Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. It is designed for healthcare providers and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings, and teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.

The new BLS Provider Course is equivalent to the BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS for HCP) course it replaces.

BLS is a pre-requisite for ACLS and PALS. Heart and Stroke Basic Life Support Courses can be offered in a group setting or individually.

  • Please contact us to schedule your BLS course.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is a video-based, Instructor-led, advanced course, builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. It emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR and takes healthcare provider training to the next level- highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

The Heart and Stroke Foundations ACLS Course offers:

The latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes

Realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, teams, and patients

Course and content flexibility for Heart and Stroke Foundation Instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is a video-based, Instructor-led, advanced course, builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. It emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR and takes healthcare provider training to the next level- highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

UPCOMING COURSES

 

Provider Courses – the Provider Course is a 1 day (12 hour) course.  This format includes approximately 4 hours of pre-course work at home.  The cost is $350 (includes the Provider Manual and lunch)

  • October 21, 2017 – South Health Campus
  • November 18, 2017 – South Health Campus
  • January 13, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • February 24, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • March 10, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • April 28, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • May 5, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • June 9, 2018 – South Health Campus

Renewal Courses – the Renewal Course is a 1 day (8 hour) course.  The cost is $250 (includes lunch)

  • October 21, 2017 – South Health Campus
  • November 18, 2017 – South Health Campus
  • January 13, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • February 24, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • March 10, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • April 28, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • May 5, 2018 – South Health Campus
  • June 9, 2018 – South Health Campus

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

PALS Provider

This two-day course is designed for registered healthcare professionals. The course introduces diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the prevention, assessment and treatment of respiratory and cardiac arrest in infants and children.

Mandated Student Materials:

HSF Pediatric Advanced Life Support provider manual

HSF 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) provider status dated within 12 months prior to the PALS provider course

Must be familiar with rhythm interpretation and basic resuscitation pharmacology

Maintaining Status:

Successful completion of a certification or recertification course every 2 years.

UPCOMING COURSES

  • September 23, 2017 – South Health Campus
  • January 28, 2018 – South Health Campus