Ottawa Construction Association

CPR C "Basic Rescuer" and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Certification

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OCA Members: $45.00
Non-Members: $65.00


 The OCA is now offering a 4 hour course that teaches participants how to provide CPR to adults, children and infants, as per the 2010 ILCOR guidelines. 

The City of Ottawa has equipped over 400 public access establishments; such as community centres, arenas and public pools with Automated External Defibrillators (AED).  The number of public and private business implementing AED protocols in the workplace has been increasing in Ontario, since 2001.

CPR/AED course content includes:  -  Scene Management and Primary Assessment, Anatomy and Physiology  - Adult, Child and Infant CPR, Choking Procedures, Cardiovascular Emergencies – (heart attack, angina, stroke and transient ischemic attack, cardiac arrest)  -  Shock Management, Practical Scenarios and a Written Test.

The Chain of Survival indicates that for every minute a person is in cardiac arrest, their chances of survival decreases approximately 10%-15% per minute. Initiating Emergency Medical Services is the 1st Link.  CPR is the 2nd Link and can help circulate oxygen to vital organs and stimulate the electric current of the heart, known as ventricular fibrillation, an otherwise fatal rhythm.   The 3rd Link is the attachment of an AED; this lifesaving device automatically analyzes heart rhythms and prompts the operator to deliver the appropriate treatment.  Simply put, CPR can sustain the life and attaching an AED can save a life.

This four hour course covers the annual certification requirements for ALL levels of CPR and AED protocols in the workplace or public sectors as per 2010 ILCOR guidelines and Bill 171 - Chase McEachern Act, 2007.  Targeted Responders or employees may require further training as per their employment description and occupational duties. 

This is an approved course by the Canadian Heart & Stroke Association and meets the standards required by the construction industry.

Instructor: Jessica Lund

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