Basic Life Support Provider CPR – Blended

BLS Blended Learning is a new course format for students to take Basic Life Support (BLS). The course covers the same course curriculum and teaches the same skills as an instructor-led classroom course, but is completed in two parts: Students take the BLS Blended -Online Component and the BLS Blended- In-classroom Component. Successful completion of the full course yields a BLS Provider completion card.

The BLS Blended – Online Component is the first of two components of the BLS Blended
Learning course and is completed entirely online. Learners are guided through BLS knowledge and skills with dramatizations, animations, self-directed study, and interactive activities. After successfully completing all modules of the online component, including the online exam module, students must attend the BLS In-classroom Component as the next step towards achieving BLS Provider status.

Length of Online Component: Approximately 2 hours

The BLS Blended – In-classroom Component is the second of two components of the BLS Blended Learning course and is completed in-person with a Heart & Stroke BLS instructor. Learners work through hands-on skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing.

Length of In-classroom Component: Approximately 2 hours


  • Approved by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • Re-training required every year PRIOR TO EXPIRY DATE

Course Outline

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe and apply all of the steps of the Chain of Survival
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult, child and infant
  • Describe and demonstrate the important early use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Provide effective ventilation using a barrier device
  • Perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Describe and apply the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult, child, and infant

Offering courses since 1992, Second Chance CPR & First Aid is a long-standing delivery partner with the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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