This blended learning activity, which involves 3 hours face-to-face time as well as an online component. It was designed by the American Heart Association (AHA) to prepare a wide variety of healthcare professionals to recognize several life threatening emergencies and provide CPR, use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. This course includes adult, child, and infant rescue skills in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings.

Target audience:

All healthcare practitioners

Educational objectives include:

  • General concepts
  • CPR for adults
  • CPR for children (1 year of age to puberty)
  • Adult and child bag-mask technique and rescue breathing
  • 2-Rescuer CPR for adults and children
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • CPR for infants
  • Relief of chocking
  • Special considerations

This (BLS) Blended CPD activity involves online learning as well as face-to-face learning. The face-to-face and the online learning part can be used for QCHP-AD credits. The American Heart Association states that it generally requires 1 to 2 hours to complete the online portion of the course, depending on the level of knowledge and clinical experience of the student. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time.

This time can be claimed in your QCHP-AD portfolio as Category 2, Clinical Practice, Completing self-learning modules, which has a credit rating of 1 credit for each hour. Upon successful completion of the online part of this activity you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the American Heart Association which can be used to document your QCHP-AD claim for these hours. This certificate of completion will also be required for you to take part in the face-to-face activity.


Completion certificate from the BLS online course