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Defibrillators have long been used to deliver an electrical shock in an attempt to restore a normal heartbeat of an adult in sudden cardiac arrest. In adult sudden cardiac arrest the most frequent initial abnormal heart rhythm is called ventricular fibrillation. This is an abnormal chaotic, or quivering, heart rhythm that prevents the heart from pumping blood. The most effective treatment for this abnormal heart rhythm is defibrillation.

A new technological advance in defibrillation is the Automated External Defibrillator or AED. 50,000 Canadians die each year due to heart attack and heart disease. With this course, the public, with access to an AED can now administer early defibrillation. Training in AED operation can save lives.

Material taught in accordance with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada requirements and Lifesaving Society of Canada guidelines.

For participants taking AED only they must have current CPR training.

Participants will learn:

  • Introduction
    • AED Resource for Targeted Responders
    • Learning Objectives
    • The Targeted Responder-Who are you?
  • The Chain of Survival
    • Importance of Automated External Defibrillation
    • The Chain of Survival
  • The Heart
    • Basic Structure and Function of the Heart
    • Electrical Activity in the Heart
    • The ECG
    • Normal Electrical Impulses
    • Life-threatening Electrical Impulses
    • Principle of Defibrillation
    • Rationale of Early Defibrillation
    • Self Assessment
  • AED use
    • Participants will learn and practice correct procedures of AED use with a simulator compatible with the AED available to them.

In the proper setting, an employee, colleague, or friend with a sudden cardiac arrest could have in excess of a 40% chance of successful resuscitation by having a trained AED operator readily available.

Minimum class size - 10
class size must be advised 72 hours in advance

Time Requirements
A E D only
Total time - 1.5 hours

CPR (BLS-C & AED) combined
- 1/2 day or 1 evening
Total time - 3.5 hours

Can be combined with other courses.
Adjust time requirements accordingly

Basic fee(per person) - $30.00
(Providing that you have current CPR)

Combined with CPR (BLS-C) - $45.00
(plus HST)

  • Terms are 30 days (cards/certificates cannot be issued until payment is recieved)

    Group Training
  • Class size must be confirmed 72 hours in advance of training date
  • Billing will be based on number of confirmed trainees or actual number of participants - whichever is greater

    Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation must be made 72 hours prior to scheduled training time.
  • Cancellations made less than 72 hours are subject to a minimum charge of 10 people plus H.S.T.
Thank You
Blythe Murray