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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  

This course is an instructor-led, simulation based advanced course that focuses on a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. 


Prerequisites: 

- Current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card (taken within the last 12 months)

- Complete the mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment 


· Full Certification course

- 2 days, 8 hours each

 

· Re-Certification Course

- 1 day, 8 hours

(must have a valid PALS course completion card within the past 2 years to take the re-certification course)

 

PALS course completions cards have an expiration date of two (2) years from the date of completion. 

HSF Information

PALS is a Heart & Stroke Foundation course. 

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Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Response... (PEARS)

This course prepares healthcare providers caring for pediatric patients with foundational skills to assess, recognize, and participate in the initial management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest. Active case-based instruction will be used to teach students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes after response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. 


This course is intended for healthcare professionals who infrequently see critically ill or injured infants and children. 


Prerequisite: 

- Current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card (taken within the last 12 months)


· Provider Course

- 1 day, 8 hours

 

PEARS course completions cards have an expiration date of two (2) years from the date of completion. 

HSF Information

PEARS is a Heart & Stroke Foundation course.  

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Basic Life Support (BLS)

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients (adults, child and infant) in a wide variety of settings. Participants will learn both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings. Learners will be able to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. 


Prerequisite: 

- Participants taking the re-certification course require a current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card (taken within the last 12 months)

 

· Recertification Course

- 3 hours

 

BLS course completions cards have an expiration date of one (1) year from the date of completion. 

HSF Information

BLS is a Heart & Stroke Foundation course. 

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Heartsaver CPR/AED

This straightforward, yet comprehensive, course provides you with the skills and confidence to respond to a cardiac arrest at home, in public or at work. 


This course is for people with limited or no medical training. 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. 


Course: 4 hours 

 

Heartsaver CPR/AED course completions cards have an expiration date of one (1) year from the date of completion. 

HSF Information

Heartsaver CPR/AED is a Heart & Stroke Foundation course. 

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Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

This course covers the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. It is instructor led and simulation based and is designed to teach individuals and teams who may be required to resuscitate newborn babies. 


Prerequisites:

- Be a licensed or regulated health professional; or a student of a licensed or regulated health profession

- Successful completion of the NRP online examination, lessons 1 to 11. Please bring the test to the class. 


· Provider Course*

- 3 hours

 

NRP course completions cards have an expiration date of two (2) years from the date of completion. 


*With the introduction of the 6th edition guidelines, there is no longer differentiation between a NRP Provider and NRP Renewal course. To maintain current status, Providers need to attend a Provider course within 24 months of the previous NRP course. 

CPS Information

NRP is a Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) Course. 

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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

This course is a video-based, instructor-led, advanced course that builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. Participants will learn to recognize and intervene in cardiopulmonary arrests, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes. 


This course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. 


Prerequisites: 

- Current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card (taken within the last 12 months)

- Completion of the mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment; please print pre-test and bring it to the class

- Participants taking the recertification course require a current Heart and Stroke Foundation ACLS provider card (taken within the last 12 months)


· Full Certification Course

- 2 days, 8 hours each

 

· Re-Certification Course

-1 day, 8 hours

 

ACLS course completions cards have an expiration date of two (2) years from the date of completion. 

HSF Information

ACLS is a Heart & Stroke Foundation course. 

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Standard First Aid (SFA)

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
  • Respiratory and Cardiovascular Emergencies,
  • and more…

Two versions of the course exist:

SFA CPR AED Level C, and 

SFA BLS Provider


Please inquire for more information to see which course is appropriate for you. 


Course: 2 days, 8 hours each


SFA certification is valid for 3 years from the date of completion 

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SFA is a Heart and Stroke Foundation course.

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