CPR Training

Heart Niagara offers CPR training for community groups, schools, corporate clients, individuals, and families. If you have a group of 10 or more people, you can also contact Heart Niagara (905-358-5552) to schedule your own private course.

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 or 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.

Here is a community training day Heart Niagara held in Niagara-on-the-Lake:

“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

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CPR Course types offered by Heart Niagara:

1. Heart Saver Level A

  • 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 Level C

  • 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. AED Training

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

4. Healthcare Provider Level C

  • 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.

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.
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