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Heart & Stroke is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone we work with. Please review the Resuscitation network's safety protocol during Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it relates to your role as a Heart & Stroke instructor, course administrator, or student.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) continues to assess the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. Please visit PHAC’s website for the latest guidelines around gatherings and events. At this time, courses may continue as scheduled as we recognize the essential role of CPR in health care. Given you are in regular and close contact with course participants, we want to reinforce the importance of infection control practices and other best practices that will help reduce the risk of disease transmission.
Heart & Stroke has a detailed chapter about safety practices in the Instructor Resource for Resuscitation Programs (IRRP), which is found on the Resuscitation Portal under the policy section in resources. With heightened concerns about disease transmission, please review Section 3.1: Pre-Course Precautions (beginning on page 38 of the manual) and ensure compliance.
Follow the Heart & Stroke IRRP recommendations for equipment decontamination during training sessions with these additional requirements from the American Heart Association and Centres for Disease Control (CDC):
• Instructors should decontaminate the mannequin after each course participant practices or tests on the mannequin using an alcohol-based solution.
• Face shields should not be used, and direct mouth-to-mouth ventilations should not be practiced.
• Each course participant must be provided with a new or sanitized pocket mask and a one-way valve when practicing one-rescuer skills. Pocket masks should not be shared during the course.
• Bag-valve masks (BVMs) should be used when practicing two-rescuer skills, and participants should wear gloves and clean BVMs between practices with an alcohol-based solution. When possible, mannequins should be spaced at least 3 feet (1 meter) apart during training, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on social distancing.
• Instructors and participants must wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after the course, and before and after snack or meal breaks during instruction.
These additional precautions should be practiced until further notice from Heart & Stroke.
As always, please take actions in your classrooms to help prevent disease and protect your health:
• Practice good hygiene, including handwashing as directed above.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Cough and sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands.
• Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others.
If you have recently travelled to an area on the travel advisory list for COVID-19 or have symptoms associated with COVID-19, please follow the guidance of PHAC and that of your healthcare provider. The latest information on travel advisories and what to do following travel is available on the PHAC website. If your course participant communicates to you that he/she has travelled to affected areas or is feeling ill, please ask them to leave the course and ask that they follow PHAC guidelines and contact their health care provider.
A reminder that if a course participant is unable to attend the course due to being unwell, as an instructor, you are required to have a cancellation policy and to communicate this policy clearly. Given the current global situation, we ask that you strive to accommodate participants and prioritize health, safety, and public health practices.
As this situation is evolving rapidly, please be sure to check the PHAC website and your provincial and local public health authorities for the latest information on COVID-19. Heart & Stroke will update you if there are any changes in our operations during this situation.
The Canadian SADS Foundation is also committed to raising awareness about "The Warning Signs" for these potentially devastating disorders. Ongoing awareness is essential to prevent the deaths of an estimated 700 children and young people who die from a SADS condition each year in Canada.
Brett & Helena owners of Hart AED CPR First Aid, are both in Health Care. Brett an Advanced Care Paramedic, Helena a Continuing Care Aid in the Cardiac Care Unit, both hold a wealth of experience. They are both First Responders, and both Instructor Trainers.
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Cardiac arrest is a medical emergency causing death if not treated immediately. Most cardiac arrests occur in homes and public places. If someone has collapsed and is unresponsive, you may be able to help save a life by calling 9-1-1 or your local emergency number, and performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if one is available.
Cardiac arrest is a medical emergency. Cardiac refers to the heart. Arrest means stop. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. Cardiac arrest is not the same as heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to the heart is slowed or stopped because of a blockage. In the case of a heart attack, the heart continues to beat. Cardiac arrest may have a variety of causes including heart disease, drowning, stroke, electrocution, suffocation, drug overdose or injury. Signs of a cardiac arrest include: •sudden collapse •sudden unresponsiveness to touch or sound and •abnormal or no breathing.
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is an emergency procedure that can restore blood flow to someone suffering cardiac arrest, keeping the victim alive until advanced medical care arrives.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that can check heart rhythms and deliver an electrical shock to restore its natural rhythms when needed.
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%. AEDs are safe and easy to use. The Foundation urges anyone in close contact with those at high-risk of cardiac arrest to become trained in the use of AEDs. If you are with an adult who has a cardiac arrest: Yell for help •Tell someone to call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number and get an AED (if one is available). •If you are alone, call 9-1-1 and get an AED (if one is available). Check breathing •If the person isn't breathing or is only gasping, give CPR. Push hard and push fast •Use an AED as soon as it arrives by turning it on and following the prompts. •Keep pushing until the person starts to breathe or move or someone with more advanced training takes over.
Heart & Stroke
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.
Adult Module •The adult Module provides you with additional knowledge and confidence by teaching high-quality CPR, use of an AED and relief of choking for adults..
Perform high-quality CPR for a child •How to use an AED on a child •When and how to help a choking child
Perform high-quality CPR for an infant •When and how to help a choking infant
Heartsaver® CPR AED Course Duration:
Heartsaver CPR AED – 1hr 45m Heartsaver Child Module – 1hr 30m Heartsaver Infan
(Replacement for BLS for Healthcare Providers)
Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. It is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings, and teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.BLS Provider Course - Approximate course duration: 3 hours 52 minutes
The Heart & Stroke BLS course is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of both in-facility and prehospital settings or by those that require BLS certification and CPR training to enter into a healthcare-related training program
The BLS Provider course teaches learners to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. The BLS provider course includes realistic scenarios, simulations and state-of-the-art animations, and incorporates Heart & Stroke’s proven practice-while-watching video format to bring the science of the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR
The Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal course is a fast-paced course that allows the experienced BLS provider (those who are confident in their BLS skills through regular use in their work in the ED, CCU, ICU on code team, or paramedics and first responders) the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge through written and skills assessment in a concentrated program.
Approximate duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
HEART & STROKE
Standard First Aid CPR AED Level C Approximate Course Length: 16 hours Certification valid for: 3 years* The Standard First Aid CPR AED Level C course is a comprehensive, two-day program designed to meet the needs of the workplace. This course covers key areas required by workplace regulators in most provinces, including: •Emergency Scene Management •Shock, Fainting and Unconsciousness •Bleeding and Wounds •Asthma and Allergies •Head, Spinal and Pelvic Injuries •Diabetic Emergencies •Seizures
Individuals are able to take a renewal class every 3 YEARS PRIOR TO CARD EXPIRY. INCLUDES CPR AED FOR ALL AGES GOOD FOR 3 YEARS
Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Course meets legislation requirements for federally regulated workers and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Upon completion of the training you will receive a Red Cross Emergency First Aid/CPR level C/AED certificate which is valid for three years. Printable Emergency First Aid & CPR Course Description
BLS & FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR
The BLS Instructor course is comprised of two separate one-day training modules, delivered by a Heart a& Stroke Instructor Trainer: •The Core Instructor course, and •The Basic Life Support instructor training module The Core Instructor course is a foundational course required by all Heart & Stroke instructor-candidates. This course teaches instructor-candidates how to apply effective communication techniques, manage the classroom environment, and promote knowledge retention
The First Aid Instructor Course is a two-day program comprised of two modules: the Core Training Program (Core); and the specific First Aid module. The Core Program covers general information pertaining to Heart and Stroke Foundation and the adult education principles fundamental to HSF courses. The Instructor-Candidate will be introduced to HSF policies, procedures and administrative requirements for delivering HSF courses, including use of the Resuscitation portal as part of course
CONTACT US FOR INSTRUCTOR UPDATE INFORMATION
The Instructor Guideline Update is a requirement of all active, registered Heart & Stroke instructors and instructor-candidates (Heartsaver, BLS, First Aid, ACLS, and PALS). The instructor guidelines update process occurs in conjunction with the Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care updates (approximately every 5 years). The instructor guidelines update introduces instructors to changes in the guidelines and the rationale for those changes, and revised educational delivery
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