Basic Life Support 2015 Blended/Online
(formerly BLS for Health Care Provider or BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support)

 

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LENGTH OF COURSE :

    • BLS Provider Blended Online Course - (New and Returning Students) course length varies depending on scope of practice. (120 minutes - 90 mnutes - 60 minutes)
    • Blended Learning is Recommended for students who do not use their skills regularily, have English as a second language or have test anxiety.
    • Multiple classes offered weekly - Class #1 (Morning 9am-start time) Class #2 (Afternoon 1pm-start time) Class #3 (Evening 5pm-start time) 
    • "Blended students are Required to chose an in class portion date before the online eLearning pin can be submitted for student review."

Our classes are offered in a four hour time slot and course length may vary depending on class size. At Saving Grace Medical Academy we offer smaller class sizes for more personalized student instruction.

COST :

  • BLS Provider Blended Online Course - $85.00 GST Included

COURSE MATERIALS :

  • New StudentsHeart and Stroke Foundation BLS Provider Manual (print [RE3310E] or eBook [RE3310ED]), available for purchase at Heart and Stroke Foundation's Heart Shop or provided in class
  • Recertification - Manual provided for in class study. Please refer to our BLS Renewal page for more details.

VALID FOR :

  • This Certificate is Valid for 1 year through The Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Valid & Required for Nurses, Healthcare Providers, EMS and Fire

RECOGNIZED BY :

  • Alberta Health Services, Capital Health, Covenant Health, Alberta College of Paramedics, NAIT, U of A, Grant Macewan, Norquest

COURSE Information:

Blended learning is a new, alternative format designed for students to access the knowledge and skills they need with a minimal stress outcome, this online training was put together in mind for those who prefer home study, have English as a second language or suffer from test anxiety. Heart & Stroke "Blended Learning" courses combine online learning and in-person training to offer a comprehensive experience with lots of benefits. Blended learning is a low-barrier option that caters to various learning styles, students needs and schedules.

A Blended learning course covers the same course corriculum and teaches the same skills as an instroctor-led only course. Successful completion of the full course yields a BLS Provider completion certificate.

Options:
  1. BLS Blended 120 "120 minutes - 2 hours": Designed for First Time BLS learners and or those who do not use their BLS skills on a regular basis. BLS Blended 120 emphasizes the individual element that make up core BLS Skills and offers comprehensive practice before hands-on skills assessments.
  2. BLS Blended 90 "90 Minutes - 1 1/2 hour": Designed for students who "are confident" in their understanding and practice of BLS Skills, but want to review and practice before hands-on skills assessments. Recommended for Emergency Medical Professionals who work around Emergency rooms yet who do not use their skills often.
  3. BLS Blended 60 "60 Minute - 1 hour": Designed for "Code Teams and EMS ONLY" Experienced Providers will need to show proof of employment in ACLS positions prior to being accepted for registration of this program. BLS Blended 60 offers "Hands On Testing" of the ACLS member to ensure they have perfected the skills of CPR at the HCP level.
Benefits of taking "Blended Learning"
  • Blended learning courses offer flexibility to students, instructors, and managers with challenging schedules and learning styles and can be offerd in a renewal-style format, where available
How the Program works:
A blended learning course is complte in two parts. for each discipline. First students must complete the "Blended - Online" theory component and then the "Blended - In Class" component respectively. This means the theory for the program is completed online and the practical application of skills are demonstrated in the classroom in front of an instructor led class.

  • The Blended Online Portion - The "online" component is the first of the two components to be completed. Blended students preview a set of video's with theory based instruction,dramatizations, anamations partnered with self-directed study and interactivce activities. "You may review the modules repeatedly to absorbe the information and rewatch them as many times as needed". After successfully completing all modules of the online component, students will receive a receipt called the "Blended Class Pass", this "Blended Class Pass" allows entry to the "Blended-In Class Component" when presented to the course instructor at the beginning of your in class session.

  • "In Classroom Component" - The "In Class" component is the second portion of this program to be completed in person with a Heart & Stroke Foundation BLS Instructor. Students will work through a "Video + Skill" led hands on practice session that helps hone the practical application of the knowledge learned in the first portion. Students work on their skills with other students to maxamise proficiency in the life saving skill of CPR, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols and skill evaluations. 
"Both components must be successfully completed to receive the BLS Provider completion certificate"
  • ACCESSING Blended Learing:
The Blended Learning eCampus is accessible through the "Rescitation Portal Here"

  • BLS Blended Online Course (FAQ):

Q: I have an expired BLS course completion card; can I take the 2015 BLS Blended Online course and then take the renewal course? 

A: Yes; the Heart & Stroke BLS Blended course gains you access to the renewal course and the course requires a current (taken within the last 12 months and current to the most recent Guidelines release) Heart & Stroke BLS provider card as a prerequisite. As the "Blended Online self learned" session counts as the theory to the new program this allows you access to the "Renewal type course" The new BLS renewal course is an accelerated course that does not re-teach each component covered in the Heart & Stroke BLS provider full course. Rather, it assumes providers have retained the knowledge and understanding of these components. If you do not have a comprehensive understanding of the Heart & Stroke BLS provider course content and are not proficient in BLS skills regularily, it is unlikely that you will successfully complete the BLS renewal course.

Q: I hear there is a grace period?

The HSFC does not recognize a grace period for certification expiry. However, when a provider is unable to present a course completion card (or HSFC written evidence of qualification) the instructor may admit a participant who frequently uses the skills and knowledge of BLS or ACLS in their workplace or related volunteer activities. If a person does not successfully complete the recertification course, they will be required to attend a full certification course.


AVAILABILITY OF COURSE

 

PREREQUISITES :

  • BLS Provider Blended Course - Students MUST Pre-register their in class component prior to being issued the online component. This ensures that the student has the time required to complete the online class prior to the in - class portion. Blended learning is Recommended for health care professionals who do not use these skills on a regular basis and may be new to English as a second language.

ENGLISH - This course is Taught and Tested in English and you must have a "Moderate to High" Level of Reading / Writing / Speaking English.



  • The Alberta College of Paramedic's will accept both the Standard First Aid through the Canadian Red Cross & St.John's Ambulance and also the Basic Life Support Provider. Please refer to your Employer for details on which course fulfills the requirements in your area.  For all working within Alberta Health Services this is the course most commonly requested to meet the AHS standards.


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