FAQ

How to access your portal

 

How to Log into your Portal Account? 

 

Shortly after the course, you will receive an email titled “Successful Certification Completion” from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to the email address registered in your account. 

 

If you DO NOT receive the above email, read this document 

 

 

Your HSF ID number will be listed on the course completion letter / receipt you will receive at the course.

 

 

 

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BLS vs BCLS for Health Care Providers (HCP)

The new lingo is BLS for HCP.

 

Both descriptions are used and interchanged frequently to describe the same course.

 

Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Providers  BCLS for HCP

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Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers  BCLS for HCP

 

It may also be referred to as a level "C" course which means that it is accepted by most colleges / educational institutions.

Therefore, courses could also be posted as BLS for HCP (C) course.

 

This course is the pre-requisite for any of the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) advanced level courses such as ACLS and PALS

 

ACLS = Advanced Cardiac Life Support

PALS = Paediatric Advanced Life Support

 

 

 

 

 

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BLS Course Duration

Typically, this course takes about 2.5 - 3 hours as we use a 1 manikin per participant ratio and have enough equipment for everybody to practice with.
There is no taking turns or having to wait for equipment to be freed up.
 
Additional instructors are added accordingly. 
 
The Heart and Stroke Foundation lists the course as 4 - 4.5 hours based on a maximum of 3 participants per manikin.
 
Approximate course duration: 4 – 4.5 hours* 
 

 

*Course durations provided are based on a student-to-instructor ratio for learning stations of 6:1, and does not include additional times needed for breaks or transitions, or additional students

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Are Online BCLS & ACLS Certification Classes Valid?

Are Online BCLS & ACLS Certification Classes Valid?

Are online BCLS, ACLS & PALS Courses an Internet Scam?

Do you think online CPR classes are valid?

 

Over the past few years, we have had numerous students come to
 us after wasting money on one of those online CPR training companies.

How someone can take a BCLS, ACLS or PALS class on a computer.?

 

1. Go to an online CPR course website


2. Pay about $60 with a credit card


3. Print out your certification card.

 

So, do you think this sounds like a valid certification card?


You did not get a course manual, no practice on manikins, no written test, no 
instructor feedback, and no reading or videos.

 

How these companies trick the community: 


 

1. They frequently offer a one hundred percent money back guarantee.


 

That is generous. However, these scam companies already know that their 
certification is not accepted for any type of job in Ontario. 

In order to get 
your money back, you must have your supervisor fill out a long form that asks 
for their personal information. 

And then your supervisor will know that you
 decided to take a fake CPR class instead of attending an official training.


RNAO will use its own discretion and quality control mechanisms before they consider your claim eligible for any reimbursement.  (Applies to Nurses only)

 

2. These companies use similar names to the Canadian Heart and Stroke
 Foundation or Red Cross in order to trick people.


 

3. They use logos that are similar to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Red Cross.

 

         Why you should not take an online BCLS / ACLS seminar:

         You do not receive a valid certification card.

         You would not be prepared to perform life-saving maneuvers

         You would have to take the class all over again.

         It is possible that you could lose your job or work time by not taking the correct class.

         You should not support these scam CPR companies.

 

What you should do?

 

You should make the responsible decision and take an official Canadian
Heart and Stroke Foundation BCLS / ACLS or PALS course. 

The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation teaches a variety of
 Emergency Cardiac Care Courses in many locations in Canada.

 

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e-learning, is Heart and Stroke moving into that direction too?

As a leader in resuscitation education, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is preparing to launch the latest advancement in our educational programs, a new way of learning that embraces innovation in educational technology. HSF eLearning uses a combination of traditional classroom-based training and online technology (computers, internet). eLearning provides flexible, convenient, self-paced training for individuals looking to balance educational requirements with the demands of everyday life and a fast-paced workplace.

 

Growth and Benefits
 eLearning allows students to learn at their own pace within their own styles and schedules, while offering employers faster training programs that overcome location and scheduling barriers. More organizations today are taking advantage of the flexibility and convenience of eLearning.

 

eLearning Format

HSF eLearning courses are offered in a three-part blended format. Part one uses the eLearning online format to focus on the knowledge requirements needed to succeed. Part two comprises skills practice and part three involves skills testing with an HSF Instructor. Courses that only involve knowledge-based learning can be completed online within part one (Heartsaver). For courses that require hands-on skills training, such as Heartsaver CPR/AED (C), BLS, ALS, students must also complete parts two and three in an in-person classroom setting. Using a combination of eLearning and hands-on skills training, this three-part delivery system effectively blends knowledge-based learning with skills training.

 

Successful completion of eLearning courses that include hands-on skills training requires the completion of all three sections:

 

Part 1: Online lessons (computer and internet access required)

Part 2: In-classroom hands-on skills practice

Part 3: In-classroom hands-on skills testing

 

eLearning Courses

HSF eLearning courses include:

  • Heartsaver® CPR/AED and Heartsaver® CPR/AED level (C)
  • HeartCode® BLS Healthcare Provider
  • HeartCode® BLS Healthcare Provider Renewal
  • HeartCode® ACLS Provider
  • HeartCode® ACLS Provider Renewal

As we prepare for the launch of these programs, we want to give Instructors the opportunity to learn more about the programs and processes involved to organize and arrange for completer courses HSF anticipates the launch of these programs in the early to mid-part of January. We will keep all Instructors updated as we move forward.

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