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BLS for Nursing

This new course offering combines the Basic Life Support course with the Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy add-ons. 

For the duration of the course, you will be expected to wear a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin.

Course Schedule

Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street) Basic Life Support for Nurses Course Schedule

Course Description

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the recognition of and initial intervention or treatment given by pre-hospital or in-facility responders to, a patient suffering from cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. The BLS curriculum truly supports the delivery of high performance, team-based professional-level resuscitation. Our BLS course is industry driven, designed as a robust resuscitation training program geared toward high-quality CPR in a team environment, and recognizes the nuances of multidisciplinary teams with varied experiences.

The Airway Management add-on is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to create a patent airway, the interventions to maintain it, and the equipment available to carry out these skills.

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to provide the appropriate interventions, including measuring and inserting the applicable airway adjunct based on the patient’s condition.

The Oxygen Therapy add-on is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to correctly identify when it is necessary to administer supplemental oxygen.

Participants will learn how to properly and safely handle and assemble the equipment, and how to correctly deliver supplemental oxygen through the appropriate delivery device. 

This program does not cover basic CPR training - it is designed to train professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants.

Basic Life Support Course Content

Glove removal    
Primary Assessment  
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)  
Airway Obstruction  
Assisted Ventilation  
Basic Life Support special considerations  

Basic Life Support Certification

A virtual manual is included. Hard copy manuals are available for an additional $10.00.

Basic Life Support Manual

Basic Life Support Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your permanent certificate (valid for 1 year) will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.

Basic Life Support Recertification

If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the shorter recertification course. You will need to show proof of current certification to your instructor in order to be certified.

Heart & Stroke Foundation PALS & ACLS

The pre-requisites for the Heart & Stroke Foundation PALS & ACLS courses include a Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support course.

This Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support does not meet these requirements, however, with a Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support certification, you will be able to take the online BLS Prerequisite Challenge. Your ACLS/PALS Instructor can then run a BLS renewal in conjunction with an ACLS/PAS course. 

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App 

Full Course Length: 6 Hours
Recertification: 4 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

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If you have a group of pre-hospital or in-facility professional responders and would like us to come to your workplace to teach a Basic Life Support (BLS) course, we offer this course in the following locations: 

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at info@alertfirstaid.com to arrange a group course.

Who should take this course?


  • Nurses and nursing students
  • Doctors
  • Medical assistants
  • Dentists
  • Paramedics and EMTs
  • Firefighters
  • Police officers