Resuscitation Program

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Getting CPR Training

To get CPR training, please:

  1. Consult the list of courses below
  2. Consult your region’s telephone directory to find one of the HSF’s certified instructors

Heartsaver® CPR AED (C) (Adult CPR AED, Child CPR AED, Infant CPR)

Description: The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is geared for everyday Canadians. If you need the basics, look no further. 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.

Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Target audience: this course is geared for everyday Canadians with limited or no medical training.

Topics covered: 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
  • How to perform high-quality CPR for a child
  • How to use an AED on a child
  • When and how to help a choking child
  • How to perform high-quality CPR for an infant
  • When and how to help a choking infant

Materials required:

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook – in print (RE1110F) or eBook (RE1110FD)

Additional Information:

The Heartsaver® CPR AED (C) course includes a mandatory written exam in addition to skills testing. Upon successful completion, you will receive a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

 

Heartsaver® CPR AED (Adult CPR AED, Child CPR AED, Infant CPR)

Description: The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is geared for everyday Canadians. If you need the basics, look no further. 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.

Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Target audience: this course is geared for everyday Canadians with limited or no medical training.

Topics covered: 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
  • How to perform high-quality CPR for a child
  • How to use an AED on a child
  • When and how to help a choking child
  • How to perform high-quality CPR for an infant
  • When and how to help a choking infant

Materials required:

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook – in print (RE1110F) or eBook (RE1110FD)

Additional Information:

Upon successful completion, you will receive a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

 

Heartsaver® CPR AED (Adult CPR AED)

Description: The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is geared for everyday Canadians. If you need the basics, look no further. 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.

Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Target audience: this course is geared for everyday Canadians with limited or no medical training.

Topics covered: 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

Materials required:

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook – in print (RE1110F) or eBook (RE1110FD)

Additional Information:

Upon successful completion, you will receive a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

 

Heartsaver® CPR AED (Adult CPR AED, Child CPR AED)

Description: The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is geared for everyday Canadians. If you need the basics, look no further. 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.

Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Target audience: this course is geared for everyday Canadians with limited or no medical training including specifically parents, family members, and caregivers.

Topics covered: 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

and…

  • How to perform high-quality CPR for a child
  • How to use an AED on a child
  • When and how to help a choking child

Materials required:

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook – in print (RE1110F) or eBook (RE1110FD)

Additional Information:

Upon successful completion, you will receive a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

 

Heartsaver® CPR AED (Adult CPR AED, Infant CPR)

Description: The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is geared for everyday Canadians. If you need the basics, look no further. 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.

Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Target audience: this course is geared for everyday Canadians with limited or no medical training including specifically parents, family members, and caregivers.

Topics covered: 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

and…

  • How to perform high-quality CPR for an infant
  • When and how to help a choking infant

Materials required:

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook – in print (RE1110F) or eBook (RE1110FD)

Additional Information:

Upon successful completion, you will receive a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal

(also known as BLS Provider Renewal)

Description: As the only course of its kind now offered in Canada, BLS Renewal enables experienced providers to renew their existing Heart & Stroke BLS certification in less than half the time of the full course. With four customized course agendas, instructors can tailor the level of instruction, practice and coaching to meet your needs. This saves time, and in today’s healthcare setting, saving time away from work, also saves money.

Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes to 2 hours, 15 minutes

Target audience: this course is ideal for experienced Heart and Stroke BLS providers (those who have taken a course within the last 12 months, current to the most recent Guidelines, and who use BLS regularly in their workplace).

Topics covered: With four agendas to choose from, you will gain access to the most current information, tools and resources to help you:

  • Recognize the signs of a cardiac arrest resulting in timely activation of the chain of survival;
  • Minimize delay in providing high-quality CPR and early defibrillation; and
  • Perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • And, ultimately, improve patient outcomes.

Materials required:

  • BLS Student Workbook – in print (RE3320F) or eBook (RE3320FD)

Additional Information:

Upon successful completion, you will receive a BLS course completion card.

 

Basic Life Support and AED

  • 05:00
  • Basic Life Support/ (BLS-AED) is for adults, children (1 to 8 years old) and babies (one year old and under, mandatory). It is intended for, amongst others, flight attendants, lifeguards, police officers, firefighters, daycare workers, CSST workers, students, and teachers.
  • You will learn to clear obstructed airways, perform CPR on adults, children and infants, get certified in automated external defibrillator (AED) use, use the pocket mask or face shield. You will not be taught how to take a pulse.
  • Participants will be given the CPR-AED booklet (until the French booklet is made available) or the Heart Saver CPR/AED.
  • Training on First Aid may be added (approx. 4 hours).

NiveauC

Health Care Professionals/AED

  • 05:00
  • The Basic Life Support for healthcare professionals/AED training course is for adults, teenagers, children (one year old to teens), and babies (one year old and under mandatory). It is intended for responders (integrated in EPC), paramedical ambulance technicians, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and healthcare students and teachers.
  • You will learn to clear obstructed airways, CPR for adults performed by 1 or 2 responders, get certified in automated external defibrillator use for 1 or 2 responders, use the pocket mask or face shield, bag valve mask, Sellick’s Maneuver and how to take a pulse.
  • Participants will be given the Health Care Professionals Book in French and English.

NiveauD

Heart Saver CPR in schools

  • 04:00
  • This training is given to high school students, amongst others (12 to 18 years old). This program is for adults, children (1 to 8 years old) and babies (one year old and under optional).
  • You will learn to clear obstructed airways, perform CPR on adults, and children, an introduction to automated external defibrillator (AED) use, as well as recognizing the signs of angina, cardiac arrest, stroke and TIS.
  • Training on First Aid may be added (approx. 4 hours).

NiveauE

CPR – People with special needs

  • This training program is specifically for people with behavioral disorders, as well as intellectual or physical disabilities.
  • This training is an adapted combination of Heart Saver or Heart Saver AED or Heart Saver CPR in schools or CPR – Family and Friends, depending on the needs and limitations of the group, and is offered as a conference or demonstration. It also includes an information session on a particular technique (abdominal pushes for restaurant employees).
  • No material provided

NiveauF

Heart Saver – Family and Friends

  • 02:30
  • This training program is specifically for families and friends.
  • This training is for adults, children (1 to 8 years old), babies (one year old and under, optional). You will learn to clear obstructed airways, perform CPR on adults and children, an introduction to AED use, and to recognize the signs of angina, cardiac arrest, stroke and TIA. You will not learn how to take a pulse.
  • No material provided
  • Please note that no competency card is issued, unless prior training is assessed by an HSFQ-certified instructor. A First Aid course may be added (approx. 4 hours).