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29/06/2016 15:37

Using Double Sequential Defibrillation to Help Cardiac Arrest Patients

The concept of double sequential defibrillation shocks was initially described in animal literature in a mid-1980s article presented in the Journal of American Cardiology. Using a canine model, investigators delivered single, double and triple exponential shocks to hearts in which v fib and...


03/01/2016 21:05

HSF processing charges

$2.50 + HST is charged by the Heart and Stroke Foundation for each student processed on the electronic course roster. This charge is included in the 2016 course fee and will be reflected on your course receipt


03/01/2016 09:00

HSF e-Cards / account management

If you require assistance accessing your account, need a password reset or have questions, please contact your provincial Resuscitation Program Team at:   Web: (click forgot password) View instructions Email: Toll Free: (877)...


05/09/2015 23:59

The 2015 ECC guidelines


12/02/2015 21:42

Deeper Compressions During CPR Lead to Improved Survival

Information sourced from NEJM Journal Watch: Deeper Compressions During CPR Lead to Improved Survival A large prehospital study found that survival was highest when chest compression depths were between 4.0 and 5.5 cm. In 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) suggested an increase in the...


12/02/2015 21:13

Low-Dose, High-Frequency CPR Training Improves Skill Retention of In-Hospital Pediatric Providers

WHAT’S KNOWN ON THIS SUBJECT: Low-dose, high-frequency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has not been rigorously evaluated previously. WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS: This study is the first to demonstrate that low-dose, high-frequency CPR training can improve CPR skill   retention of...


12/02/2015 21:07

New Guidelines October 2015

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) CPR and First Aid Guidelines 2015 will be published in October 2015. The evidence behind these guidelines comes from an international process coordinated by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) of which the HSF is a founding member and...


19/07/2014 00:33

Your one stop shopping solution for AEDs and more. Mulder Nursing Inc. has officially partnered with  and other companies.  In addition to AEDs, medical equipment, CPR manikins or anything else related to Emergency Cardiovascular Care can now be found at the  bclsguystore If you have...


12/02/2014 22:20

Off-hour presentation and outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction

This meta-analysis suggests that mortality is higher for patients with acute myocardial infarction who present during off-hours compared with regular hours. This finding may be partially attributed to longer door to balloon times during off-hours for patients with ST elevation myocardial...


02/01/2014 16:52

My Card has expired, now what?

As HSF has converted to an electronic data base and issues all certificates,  please note that the advanced level courses (ACLS, PALS, NRP) require a    CURRENT BCLS for HCP-C.   This also applies when you register for BCLS HCP-C renewal courses   If...