SOURCE: Lifesaver 101

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May 30, 2017 13:29 ET

Lifesaver 101 Announces First Aid, CPR and AED Courses in Toronto, Durham and Sudbury

Lifesaver 101, an Ontario First Aid training provider, announces Standard and Emergency First Aid, CPR, and AED courses in Toronto, Durham, and Sudbury, and emphasizes the importance of accessible AEDs in homes and public spaces

SUDBURY, ON--(Marketwired - May 30, 2017) - With an enthusiastic, fun, and practical approach to First Aid and CPR training, Lifesaver 101 First Aid & CPR Training Inc. (www.lifesaver101.com), announces they are offering courses in Standard and Emergency First Aid, all levels of CPR certification, and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) courses at their training centres in Toronto, Sudbury, and Durham Region. Their WSIB compliant courses fulfill workplace requirements and the needs of students and other individuals seeking professional First Aid and CPR certification from skilled instructors. They offer Standard First Aid and CPR Level C courses, Emergency First Aid and CRP Level B courses, and AED training.

When someone's heart stops, every second counts. Sean Wyers, the owner of Lifesaver 101 First Aid & CPR Training knows a thing or two about emergency response and how timely and appropriate action can mean the difference between life and death. "Every minute counts when someone's heart has stopped. In sudden cardiac arrest, blood that normally flows to the brain and other vital organs stops. For every minute that passes without CPR or a defibrillating shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED), the casualty's chance of survival decreases by 10%. That is a 50% chance of survival after about five minutes. Not good odds. Obviously, time is of the essence. If external defibrillation and CPR are performed right away, a person's chance of survival significantly improves. As proven lifesavers, we believe AEDs should be available in all public spaces and that everyone should consider having an AED unit available in their home as well," says Wyers.

An AED is a portable device that is used when sudden cardiac arrest occurs. The unit checks the rhythm of the heart, and if the AED diagnoses cardiac arrhythmias of the ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, it sends an electric shock to restore normal heart rhythm. Lightweight and battery-operated, AEDs are easy to use. These devices come with instructions and, depending on the model, provide audio and visual prompts to guide rescuers through the process. In an emergency situation, although most people would be able to operate the defibrillator following the instructions provided by the unit, rescuers who have received prior CPR and AED training will know what to do and feel more confident using the unit saving precious time. All three Lifesaver 101 training centres in Ontario offer CPR certification and AED training, along with Standard and Emergency First Aid.

"According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, there are approximately 40,000 cardiac arrests in Canada each year; one every thirteen minutes. That is why learning CPR and AED training is so important. AEDs can play an integral role in saving a life, along with calling 911 and starting compressions immediately. Although only 50% of victims will require defibrillation when sudden cardiac arrest occurs, for the other 50%, it can save their lives. The cost of owning an AED has come down significantly over the last several years, making them affordable for home use. There are many different AED units on the market today. Lifesaver 101 is an official distributor of Zoll AEDs. We can recommend these units for home use. The Zoll's AED Plus model is a fully automatic AED unit that is simple to use. It takes charge of the situation, delivering a life-saving shock with no rescuer interaction required. If protecting the health and safety of loved ones is a priority, you should learn CPR and keep an AED in your home. You never know when you may have to use it," adds Wyers.

About Lifesaver 101: Offering an enthusiastic, fun, and practical approach to First Aid & CPR training, Lifesaver 101 First Aid & CPR Training Inc. offers courses in Standard and Emergency First Aid, all levels of CPR certification as well as Automated External Defibrillation training. With training centres in Toronto, Sudbury, and Durham Region, Lifesaver 101, is an Ontario First Aid and CPR Trainer that serves the GTA, Northern Ontario, Central and Eastern Ontario with scheduled in-class courses, as well as off-site and private group classes available. Their WSIB compliant courses fulfill workplace requirements, and the needs of students and other individuals seeking professional First Aid and CPR certification from skilled instructors. For more information about Lifesaver 101 visit www.lifesaver101.com, or call Lifesaver 101 Durham: 905-903-3201, Lifesaver 101 Toronto: 416-538-5900 or Lifesaver 101 Sudbury: 705-677-8258.

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