Resuscitation Program

Chef de file en matière d’enseignement des soins d’urgence au pays

Most cardiac arrests happen
at home or in public
places.

Our objective in making CPR and AEDs easier to use and understand is to encourage more non-specialized individuals to get trained, remember the information they were given and be ready to save lives by performing CPR and using an AED on victims of heart attack.

Do as 200,000 other Quebecers did last year and get trained by one of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 4,000 certified instructors.

Will you know
what to do?

Help save lives.

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Each year, there are an estimated 45,000 cardiac arrests in Canada. That is one every 12 minutes. Source : Site Web de la FMCO. http://www.fmcoeur.on.ca/site/c.pkI0L9MMJpE/b.3664747/k.9F5F/Statistiques.htm. Consulté le 23 avril 2010.
Au pays, un arrêt cardiaque se produit toutes les 12 minutes, soit près de 45 000 chaque année au Canada. Source : Site Web de la FMCO. http://www.fmcoeur.on.ca/site/c.pkI0L9MMJpE/b.3664747/k.9F5F/Statistiques.htm. Consulté le 23 avril 2010.
Each year, there are an estimated 45,000 cardiac arrests in Canada. That is one every 12 minutes. Source : Site Web de la FMCO. http://www.fmcoeur.on.ca/site/c.pkI0L9MMJpE/b.3664747/k.9F5F/Statistiques.htm. Consulté le 23 avril 2010.
Up to 85% of these cardiac arrests occur in the home or in a public place.
Performing CPR and using an AED before Emergency Medical Services arrive can increase the chance of survival up to 75%. Source : Weisfeldt M, et al. Survival after application of AED’s before arrival of the emergency medical system. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2010, 55, 1713-20.
For every minute that passes following cardiac arrest, a person’s chance of surviving drops between 7% and 10%. Source : Larsen MP et al. Predicting survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a graphic model. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1993; 22: 1652-1658.
Jusqu’à 85 % de tous ces arrêts cardiaques surviennent à la maison ou dans des endroits publics.
L’utilisation d’un DEA associée à la RCR avant l’arrivée des services médicaux d’urgence permettrait d’augmenter les chances de survie de 75 % ou moins. Source : Weisfeldt M, et al. Survival after application of AED’s before arrival of the emergency medical system. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2010, 55, 1713-20.
Pour chaque minute qui s’écoule après un arrêt cardiaque, les probabilités de survie chutent de 7 % à 10 %. Source : Larsen MP et al. Predicting survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a graphic model. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1993; 22: 1652-1658.
Up to 85% of these cardiac arrests occur in the home or in a public place.
Performing CPR and using an AED before Emergency Medical Services arrive can increase the chance of survival up to 75%. Source : Weisfeldt M, et al. Survival after application of AED’s before arrival of the emergency medical system. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2010, 55, 1713-20.
For every minute that passes following cardiac arrest, a person’s chance of surviving drops between 7% and 10%. Source : Larsen MP et al. Predicting survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a graphic model. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1993; 22: 1652-1658.
Less than 5% of people who experience cardiac arrest in a non-hospital setting survive. Source : Vaillancourt, C. et al. Cardiac Arrest care and emergency medical services in Canada. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 20, 2004. Robertson, RM (éditorial). Sudden Death from Cardiac Arrest - Improving the Odds. New England Journal of Medicine. 2000, 343: 1259-60.
Moins de 5 % des victimes d’arrêt cardiaque hors du milieu hospitalier y survivent Source : Vaillancourt, C. et al. Cardiac Arrest care and emergency medical services in Canada. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 20, 2004. Robertson, RM (éditorial). Sudden Death from Cardiac Arrest - Improving the Odds. New England Journal of Medicine. 2000, 343: 1259-60.
Less than 5% of people who experience cardiac arrest in a non-hospital setting survive. Source : Vaillancourt, C. et al. Cardiac Arrest care and emergency medical services in Canada. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 20, 2004. Robertson, RM (éditorial). Sudden Death from Cardiac Arrest - Improving the Odds. New England Journal of Medicine. 2000, 343: 1259-60.

Trust the Foundation’s experts

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) sets the Canadian Guidelines for CPR and automated external defibrillation. Every five years, the Foundation, in collaboration with the American Heart Association, establishes CPR and Cardiovascular Emergency Response (CER) guidelines for North America.

The HSF is a founding member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), and is its only Canadian representative.

All of the CPR training material used in Canada rests on scientific guidelines developed by world-renowned experts.

There are over 4,000 Foundation-certified instructors throughout Québec. Their role is to help you learn how to save a life.

The survival rate following a heart attack increases when bystanders follow the Survival Chain’s three steps:

  • Dial 9-1-1
  • Begin CPR immediately
  • Use an AED as soon as possible

Be a Hero in 30 minutes flat!

Héros en 30

The Hero in 30© program is a 30-minute training program that teaches individuals basic notions to help them recognize the signs of complete obstruction of the respiratory tract and cardiac arrest. This program is the result of a partnership between the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Corporation d’urgences-santé.

Ready to react in the workplace

CSST

Through its exclusive partnership with the CSST, the Heart and Stroke Foundation issues Workplace First Aid certificates to all workers who get trained.

Learn in the comfort of your own home

Trousse RCR en tout temps

The Foundation’s CPR Anytime for Family & Friends™ kit allows your family and friends to learn the core skills of CPR in just 22 minutes.

Become one of the links in the
Survival Chain right now!

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