CPR which stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure in order to help manually keep the heart pumping and provide ventilation in the case of cardiac arrest or drowning.
It is mandated by our regulatory colleges that we update our CPR certification every year in order to maintain our professional registrations and licenses.
We work as a team in our office therefore, it only makes sense that we complete our training together. Full disclosure, we have a large team, in order for all of us to get the most out of our training we divide up into two different sessions.
By updating our CPR certification yearly our hope is that in the case of a medical emergency we can work quickly and efficiently as a team, until an ambulance can arrive.
Every two years several of our employees also complete a course and refresher in first aid. This furthers our goal as an office to work together to prevent or act on any medical emergency that may occur in the office.
What is involved in our CPR refresher course?
We complete training to perform CPR on an adult, a child and an infant. We practice performing chest compressions and rescue breathing.
All of our employees are also trained in how to use a AED (Automated External Defibrillator). If you didn’t already know, Dr. Surya owns a private defibrillator that is kept in our office in the case that we would ever have to use it.
Training involves practicing abdominal thrusts to dislodge the object blocking an individuals airpipe.
Who teaches us?
Julie Chiesa is an Instructor/Trainer who is qualified and up tp date on the current procedures according to the Red Cross and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She comes to our office and brings her equipment to complete the training in office. She provides training in groups or ‘one on one’. Her contact information is: (905)467-5725 or [email protected]
See some of the photos below to see our team in action!