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September 2019 Heart and Stroke Foundation fees

15/07/2019 10:38
All Heart and Stroke Foundation courses are subject to a registration / processing fee. At time of writing, the Heart and Stroke Foundation charges $2.50 per participant and will increase to $3.50   Course payments received after August 31st will reflect this charge upon check...

Using Double Sequential Defibrillation to Help Cardiac Arrest Patients

29/06/2016 15:37
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...

HSF e-Cards / account management

03/01/2016 09:00
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)...

Deeper Compressions During CPR Lead to Improved Survival

12/02/2015 21:42
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...

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

12/02/2015 21:13
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...

19/07/2014 00:33
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Off-hour presentation and outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction

12/02/2014 22:20
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...

My Card has expired, now what?

02/01/2014 16:52
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...

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12/08/2013 04:17
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Comparison of intubation modalities in a simulated cardiac arrest with uninterrupted chest compressions

02/05/2013 00:00
Abstract Background Interruptions in chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation can negatively impact survival. Several new endotracheal intubation (ETI) techniques including video laryngoscopy may allow for ETI with minimal or no interruptions in chest compressions. We...
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