Q: What are the latest CPR guidelines?
A: The latest guidelines are 2010 guidelines on Emergency Cardiovascular Care. These guidelines were announced at the end of 2010. Guidelines are reviewed and updated every 4-5 years.
Q: Do you teach the latest 2010 CPR guidelines yet?
Q: What is the difference between CPR-C and Health Care Professional CPR and who should take each course?
A: CPR-C means that the course covers adult, child and infant CPR skills. Included in the course is defibrillation and choking. The Health Care Professional course covers adult, child and infant CPR skills, defibrillation, choking and adds skills that only health care professionals in the hospital/EMS will encounter such as doing CPR on a patient with and advanced airway, rescue breathing with a bag-valve mask and checking a pulse.
Who should take CPR-C? The general public, people needing the course for a workplace, those taking the course for personal interest should take CPR-C.
Who should take CPR-HCP? Nursing students/Nurses, Paramedic students/Paramedics and Doctors should take the CPR for Health Care Professionals.
Q: What if I have a group of people who need to be trained?
A: If you want your group trained, please contact BVD to arrange a date that is good for you. Contact information can be found under the “CONTACT” button above. Your date will remain exclusive to your group and will NOT be publicized on the website for community members to attend. BVD teaches onsite at factories, doctors offices, nursing homes and for community groups for Windsor to Barrie, Ontario.
Q: It is just me who wants to take the course. Do you have community course dates?
A: Only community course are posted on the website for the public to attend. Click on the city you wish to attend a course in. In Windsor, all community courses are held at the University of Windsor in the St. Denis Centre for students and community members. Click on “Courses” link above to view available courses.
Q: How do I register for a training course?
A: You can go to the BVD Emergency Training website and click on the “COURSE DATES” button. Choose a course that fits into your schedule and click on “REGISTER” to register online. All registration is done online, but you do not have to pay online if you are not comfortable doing so.
Q: How do I pay for the course that I register for?
A: Once you register online you will be given the option of paying as depicted below.
Cash – I will deliver payment to BVD Emergency Training at the door before the course starts.
Cheque – I will deliver a cheque to BVD Emergency Training at the door before the class starts.
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Q: Do I receive a certification card at the end of the training?
A: Yes, you will receive your CPR-C (BLS-C) Certification card and your First Aid Certification card valid for three years before you leave the course. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recommends, that you recertify CPR every year since it is the part of the course that is often forgotten within months of the training. Automated External Defibrillation is valid for one year and Oxygen Administration is valid for two years. For large corporate trainings, first aid and CPR certification is valid for 3 years.
Q: Is this training approved?
A: BVD Emergency Training teaches the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario CPR course for lay responders and Health Care Professionals. We also teach “Perri-Med” First Aid and CPR programs which have been recognized by the Ministry of Health, recognized Nationally by the Canada Labour Code, Provincially by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (First Aid Regulation 1101). Automated External Defibrillation course standards have been approved by the Medical Direction of Dr. J. C. Fedoruk.
Q: If I am a student, do I get the student discount price?
A: Yes, If you are a current student and have a valid student card, you will receive a student discount. This applies to students from any city in any college, university or high school.
Q: How long is the training?
A: The CPR Certification course is four hours. The Automated External Defibrillation course is four hours and the Oxygen Administration/Airway Maintenance course is four hours as well. The Standard First Aid (includes CPR-C and First Aid) course is a 13-16 hour course usually held over a span of two days.