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Basic Life Support (BLS)

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Basic Life Support (BLS) refers to a level of CPR training aimed at those working, or planning to work, in the healthcare field. BLS-CPR can be taken on its own, or paired with a Standard First Aid course. The course covers responding to an emergency; resuscitation for Adults, Children, and Infants; two-rescuer CPR for each all age groups; bag-valve mask use; and responding as part of a team.

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The Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR course is for those working in healthcare and covers advanced CPR techniques.

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Man having CPR performed on chest.
Standard First Aid & CPR-BLS

Designed to comply with the CSA Z1210-17 Standard. This course also meets Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Workplace First Aid (WFA) standards, but is not recognized by CNESST in the province...

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