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What to look for in a CPR course

A human heart can cease beating within 4 minutes after breathing stops.  Permanent brain damage can occur within 4 to 6 minutes after breathing stops.  Survival rates for cardiac arrest decrease by 7-10% for every minute that CPR and defibrillation is not performed.  

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a basic form of hands on medical training.  It is taught in a way that people without medical knowledge can easily and confidently perform it on individuals in need.  As a Canadian Red Cross Training partner, Synergy provides CPR and AED training to people across Ontario.   Generally speaking, CPR can be taught in as little as 4-5 hours, providing the end user with invaluable instruction, training and confidence to act in a situation where an individual is not breathing and they do not have a pulse.  The primary goal of CPR is to start the flow of oxygen to the brain, reducing the chances of brain damage and/or death.  

CPR LEVELS - Which one is right for me?

As a Red Cross Training Partner, Synergy strives to assist our participants in determining which level of CPR is most appropriate for them.  Generally we offer Levels C and HCP.  Knowing which level of CPR is required for your employment, school or volunteering is important, as each level has different skills and topics that are taught.

Level C (also referred to as Basic Cardiac Life Support - BCLS): is a standard level CPR program that teaches individuals about CPR and the use of AEDs.  This course is typically not intended for healthcare workers (they require CPR Level HCP).  Click HERE for more information on what this covers.
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Level HCP (aslo referred to as Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS):  is an advanced CPR course that covers all the topics taught in Level C and additional skills relevant to Healthcare workers, including the use of BVMs.  Click HERE for more information on what this course covers.
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Finding the RIGHT CPR course for you

There are several things that one should be looking for when selecting the right CPR course for you.  

  1. Level: The first thing is to make sure you have selected the right level of CPR.  
  2. Validate: Find a provider that is a valid Canadian Red Cross Training partner (this should be on their website).  
  3. Convenience: You then need to find suitable timings and locations that provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to learn in.  Look for tables and chairs!
  4. Price: You need to find an acceptable price - every provider has their own pricing strategies.  Look for PROMO CODES and other discounts relevant to your situation.  Look for courses taught during week nights and weekends, anything that will make your experience as enjoyable and easy as possible!
  5. Equipment:  At Synergy we follow strict Red Cross guidelines for equipment to student ratio, this means that the level and quality of training you will receive will be superior to providers who do not follow guidelines.
  6. Certification Cards:  At Synergy, we provide you Laminated Certification Cards upon successful completion of your course.  You do not have to wait to receive them in the mail.

By taking the time to research your course and provider, you will save time, money and provide yourself with all the tools you need to act in a time of cardiac emergency!

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