CPR Training

Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death among Canadians. The incidence of heart disease continues to rise in Niagara and emphasis is being placed on risk factors and healthier choices.

Although prevention is the leading strategy in the fight against cardiovascular disease, there is also a need to be able to provide immediate CPR for an individual who experiences a heart attack.

When performing CPR, the rescuer is manually working as the victim’s heart and, if safe (health history is known or barrier device is available,) the victim’s lungs to pump oxygenated blood throughout the victim’s body. This means that CPR can make the difference between life and death in instances of cardiac arrest, drowning, stroke, choking and any other situation where a victim’s heart and lungs are not working.

CPR not only saves lives; being trained in CPR can also provide peace of mind that you will be able to react confidently in an emergency.

 

Heart Niagara offers the following CPR courses (with certification through Perri-Med, following Heart & Stroke Guidelines):

          1. Heart Saver CPR Level A

          • $40 +HST per person
          • 3 hours of in-class training
          • Includes: Adult CPR, Child CPR, conscious and unconscious choking, and a demonstration on how to use an AED.
          • Certification: Valid for 1 year.

            2. Heart Saver CPR Level C

            • $50 +HST per person
            • 4 hours of in-class training
            • Includes: Adult CPR, Child CPR, infant CPR, 2-rescuer CPR, conscious and unconscious choking (including infants), and hands-on practice for using an AED.
            • Certification: Valid for 1 year.

                3. BLS Provider (formerly HCP)

                • $60 +HST per person
                • 5 hours of in-class training
                • Includes: Adult CPR, Child CPR, Infant CPR, 2-rescuer CPR, conscious and unconscious choking (including infants), using a bag-valve mask, and hands-on practice for using an AED.
                • Certification: Valid for 1 year.
                • Only available for those working in a healthcare setting.

                  4. AED Training

                  • Includes: Adult CPR, Child CPR, conscious and unconscious choking, and hands-on practice for using an AED.
                  • Certification: Valid for 1 year.

                  5. Child and Infant CPR (training only – not a certification course)

                  • Includes: Child CPR, infant CPR, conscious and unconscious choking for children and infants, and a demonstration on how to use an AED.
                  • Certification: None. This is an education course for those looking to be better prepared in an emergency.

                  The classes above are scheduled regularly and offered to the community.  We also offer private training for workplaces.

                  Heart Niagara is committed to providing the skills to strengthen each link of the Chain of Survival: Healthy Choices, Early Recognition, Early Access, Early CPR, Early Defibrillation, Early Advanced Care, and Early Rehabilitation.

                  For further information, to schedule private CPR training, or to register for one of our upcoming community CPR classes, please call Heart Niagara at 905-358-5552 Ext. 107 or email info@heartniagara.org.

                  “My thanks to you and the team that gave up a Saturday for an important session. It’s amazing how much I did not remember because of my lapsed certification.” – CPR Participant in Niagara Falls

                  “Thank you so much for a great CPR session with our crew yesterday. They really enjoyed themselves, and walked away feeling empowered, and confident.” – Rick Radowsky, Lineworx