Do you have CPR and first aid training? The new resuscitation guidelines are now available!

The YMCAs of Québec - October 21 2015

Every 13 minutes, a Canadian experiences cardiac arrest. On October 15, the Heart and Stroke Foundation released the 2015 Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The guidelines are aimed at improving cardiac arrest and first aid response and treatment. They include using everyday technology to improve bystander response to cardiac arrest.

The new guidelines are not a suggestion that old methods are ineffective, wrong or dangerous, but that the new techniques and approaches are improvements with proven benefits, shown to result in improved outcomes. People should continue to perform CPR just as they were last trained and follow the prompts of the AED that they are using until they can receive updated training with the new guidelines when their current course completion card expires.

Training materials reflecting the new Guidelines will be launched throughout 2016.

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