It can happen any moment, anywhere. A loved one (or even a stranger) could stop breathing properly, have an accident, become suddenly ill, lose consciousness or have a heart attack. This is the sad truth about us humans. We are fragile. Unpleasant though it may be, the fact remains that accidents happen.
Every year, thousands of people in Canada die in accidents or are seriously injured. Many of these deaths could be prevented if first aid is given before the emergency services arrive. In fact, according to recent findings by the Canadian Red Cross, nearly 40% of Canadians have been in situations where they have had to perform first aid and yet only 18% are currently certified.
Make a difference; First aid and CPR training can save lives
Did you know that heart attacks and strokes are the second and third leading causes of death in Canada? By equipping yourself with the confidence and skills to provide relief in a first aid crisis, you can help a person suffering from a heart attack or stroke. This in turn can mean the difference between full recovery and permanent disability or even death. For example, effective bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR) started immediately after a heart attack and combined with the use of an automated external defibrillator can double a person’s chances of survival. This makes the importance of first aid and CPR training hard to overestimate.
About Heart to Heart
Operating out of downtown Toronto and providing courses in a number of locations including Scarborough, Richmond Hill, North York and Brampton, Heart to Heart First Aid/CPR Services Inc. is a premier provider of first aid training in Canada helping thousands of people acquire life-saving skills. Our courses are for anyone who wants to learn first aid, from basic everyday skills to coping with emergencies. In short, whatever your first aid needs, we deliver world-class training at a venue near to you including the confidence and skills to:
- Respond to the needs of people impacted by adversity including burns and scalds, choking, shock, poisoning and anaphylaxis.
- Provide relief in natural disasters.
- And respond to emergencies like strokes and heart attacks.
Statistically speaking, 80%-70% of heart attacks occur either in your home or in public places. Another fact is that once the heart stops beating, a person will lose consciousness within 15 seconds, stop breathing within another 30 to 60 seconds and sustain irreversible damage to his brain cells following a few minutes of oxygen deprivation. First aid and CPR training gives you the know-how to make a difference.