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CPR COURSES

There are many reasons for taking a resuscitation course. Participants may be meeting a professional requirement for employment or simply want to be better able to respond to an emergency.

When the heart stops beating in cardiac arrest, it no longer pumps blood to the body. The brain and organs can be seriously damaged without oxygen and nutrients from blood and the person can die within minutes if not treated immediately. CPR can help maintain blood flow and ventilation in a victim of cardiac arrest for a short period.  Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) such as ventricular fibrillation cause most cardiac arrests. Using an AED can restore the heart’s normal rhythm in the event of cardiac arrest.

Most cardiac arrests occur in homes and public places, and many are witnessed by a family member, co-worker or friend. The survival rate of cardiac arrest outside a hospital is very low. Performing CPR and using an AED before Emergency Medical Services arrive can increase the chance of survival by up to 75%.

Studies have shown that CPR skills deteriorate rapidly, and have identified positive effects from brief, more frequent training sessions. As a result, the Heart and Stroke Foundation strongly encourages students to periodically review and practice CPR and AED skills whenever possible. Recertification is recommended every 12 months.

As part of our commitment to your medical rescue training, our instructors will teach according to your group’s backgrounds, environments, and experience. Relevant adult education is incorporated directly into our curriculum to maximize learning of medical theory into practical skills.

HEARTSAVER® CPR

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is geared for everyday Canadians. This video-based, instructor-led course teaches how to recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on its way quickly and provide help until someone with more advanced training arrives to take over. You’ll get hands-on practice in performing high-quality CPR, using an AED, relieving choking and giving mouth-to-mouth breaths or breaths with a mask. 

Optional modules/certification:

Child Module 

  • This is an add-on to the core adult Heartsaver® course. The Child Module provides you with additional knowledge and confidence by teaching high-quality CPR, use of an AED and relief of choking for children.

Infant Module

  • This module teaches high-quality CPR and relief of choking in infants. Take the Infant Module as an add-on to the adult Heartsaver® course. Add in the child module for a comprehensive course for all age groups. 

Certification

  • The Heartsaver® CPR AED (C) course includes a mandatory written exam in addition to skills testing. This course covers it all: Adult CPR AED, Child CPR AED and Infant CPR along with a written exam.

Course Duration (without (C) certification):

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED – 1hr 45m

  • Heartsaver® Child Module – 1hr 30m

  • Heartsaver® Infant Module – 1 hr        

TOTAL TIME (all modules) = 4hr 15m

 

Heartsaver® CPR AED (C) Course Duration (includes (C) certification):

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED (C) = 4hr 30m

Course syllabus

The Heartsaver® CPR AED course focuses on what you need to know to perform high-quality CPR and use an AED effectively. You will also learn how to respond to choking emergencies. Course contents and outcomes include:

  • How high-quality CPR improves survival

  • The concepts of the Chain of Survival

  • Recognizing when someone needs CPR

  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult

  • How to perform CPR with the help of others

  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask, for all age groups

  • How to use an AED on an adult

  • When and how to help a choking adult

 

+ Child Module ("child" is defined as children between the age of 13 months and the obvious onset of puberty)

  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child

  • How to use an AED on a child

  • When and how to help a choking child

 

+ Infant Module ("infant" is defined as children less than 13 months of age)

  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant

  • When and how to help a choking infant

Certifications

When you have successfully completed the course, we will send you an email that provides you with access to your Heartsaver® CPR AED or Heartsaver® CPR AED (C) eCard. You can directly access, download and print your card.  A printed course completion card from Heart and Stroke Foundation is available for an additional fee.

 

All Heart and Stroke Foundation Heartsaver® completion cards are valid for 1 year from the date of successful course completion.

Materials

Students are encouraged to review the course learning materials prior to the course date. Workbooks may be included in your course, or can be purchased from the HSF website here.

Only Heart & Stroke branded Heartsaver materials are accepted for use in courses where a Heart & Stroke Foundation Heartsaver completion card is issued.

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook – in print (RE1110E) or eBook (RE1110ED)

Evaluation

Successful completion with certification is based on demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. Tundra Medical Resources is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

PREREQUISITES

None.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) (formerly BLS-HCP)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundational emergency cardiovascular course for all healthcare professionals and first responders intended to help improve patient outcomes. BLS teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings. Current BLS status is a pre-requisite for advanced and intermediary resuscitation courses and is also a requirement in most healthcare settings. BLS Provider status surpasses requirements for CPR (C) or CPR Healthcare Provider (HCP) unless stated otherwise by an organization or college.

The Heart & Stroke BLS course offers:

  • The latest resuscitation science and adult-learning techniques, from Canada’s leading expert in resuscitation science and education

  • Realistic scenarios, simulations and animations depicting rescuers, teams and patients

  • Course and content flexibility for Heart & Stroke instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols

  • Upon successful completion, a BLS completion card valid for 12 months

The Heart & Stroke BLS course is designed for:

  • Healthcare professionals and trained first responders in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings

  • People who require BLS Provider status and CPR training to enter into a healthcare-related job or program

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

  • BLS Provider Course - Approximate course duration: 4 hours

  • BLS Renewal Course - Approximate course duration: 2.25 hours

Course Syllabus

All BLS courses focus on the essential skills rescuers need to know to perform high-quality CPR in a wide variety of settings. After successfully completing one of our BLS courses, students will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival

  • Describe and apply all of the steps of the Chain of Survival

  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult, child, and infant

  • Describe and demonstrate the important early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

  • Provide effective ventilations using a barrier device

  • Provide effective ventilations using a bag-valve-mask

  • Perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR

  • Describe and apply the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for an adult, child, and infant

Certifications

All Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support completion cards are valid for one year from the date of successful course completion. Students who successfully complete the course will receive an email that provides access to their BLS Provider eCard. This electronic proof of course completion can be accessed directly online, downloaded or printed for convenience. A Heart & Stroke-printed course completion card is available for an additional fee.

Materials

Students are encouraged to review the course learning materials prior to the course date. Workbooks may be included in your course, or can be purchased from the HSF website here.

 

Only Heart & Stroke branded BLS materials are accepted for use in courses where a Heart & Stroke Foundation BLS completion card is issued.

Required:

  • BLS Provider Manual – in print (RE3310E) or eBook (RE3310ED)

Optional:

  • 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers – in print (RE0120E) or eBook (RE0120ED)

Evaluation

Successful completion with certification is based on demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. H2O Medical Resources is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

PREREQUISITES

The BLS course has no prerequisites.

The prerequisite for admission to the BLS Renewal course is either:

  • Current Heart & Stroke BLS Provider status taken within the last 12 months and current to the most recent Guidelines release; OR

  • Heart & Stroke BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge Certificate received after successfully completing the online challenge. 

*Proof of certification will be required at the start of the course. Students unable to provide proof of prerequisites will not receive certification at the end of the course.