The Foundation’s role in Cardiovascular Emergency Response (CER) is to:
- Set guidelines for teaching CER programs
- Determine the basic content of courses
- Certify master-instructors for Basic Life Support (BLS), automated external defibrillator (AED) use, First Aid (FA), Anaphylactic Care (AC) as well as Advanced Resuscitation Care (ARC) and Advanced Pediatric Resuscitation (APR), and
- Ensure the quality of CPR training in Québec.
The HSFQ’s guidelines for teaching CPR correspond to the guidelines issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).
In Québec, CPR training is given by HSFQ-certified master-instructors and instructors. Master-instructors and instructors in BLS are not employees of the HSFQ. They are independent workers or are affiliated with an organization that offers CPR training.
How to get trained in CPR
If you would like to follow one of the Foundation’s certification courses, consult the following sections to find out the steps to follow.