Standard Basic Life Support (BLS) course, offered to Nursing students at the University of Ottawa.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for healthcare providers and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of both in-facility and pre-hospital settings or by those that require BLS certification and CPR training to enter into a healthcare-related training program.

Course Overview

The BLS Provider Course focuses on what rescuers need to know to perform high-quality CPR in a wide variety of settings. You will also learn how to respond to choking emergencies.

Basic Life Support Course Contents:

  • Importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Steps of the Chain of Survival and applying the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Importance of early defibrillation and use of an AED
  • Use of a barrier device to provide effective ventilations
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performing as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) in adults, children and infants

Course Duration

2 Hours

Upcoming Courses

We do not currently have any upcoming sessions of this course scheduled.



Required Materials

The responsibility of obtaining the textbook is up to you, the participant, and is not included in the course. 

Textbooks can be purchased directly from the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Welcome to HSF Resuscitation (