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Welcome to Heart Beat Inc.

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Heart Beat Inc. has been training people in First Aid and CPR since 1984. From a humble start with a few manikins, and a home-based business, we have evolved into a successful training centre, offering courses in all levels of First Aid and CPR, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) as well as Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Life Support programs (ITLS) and NOW Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).









THE WORLD OF RESUSCITATION IS CHANGING

Keep up with the newest science, practice and training. Learn from national and international experts at the Heart & Stroke Resuscitation Summit – April 29 & 30, 2014 in Banff Alberta

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Product Of The Month:

Philips HeartStart Home AED

The HeartStart Home Defibrillator is designed for use at home, cottage, and you can bring it with you everywhere you go.

The Philips® HeartStart home defibrillator is the first and only new-generation defibrillator specifically designed for the home, and has been recognized as safe to use because it delivers a shock only when advised and is easy to use by virtually anyone. It is also ready when you need it because it performs its own self-tests. HeartStart is the first and only home defibrillator cleared for sale without a prescription. HeartStart treats the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest.

Features:

• Safe
• Based on industry-leading technology
• Only treats shockable heart rhythms
• Easy to use
• Guides you with interactive voice instructions
• Senses and adapts to your actions
• Provides CPR coaching
• Reliable
• Comes with a 4-year battery
• Runs daily self-tests for readiness, virtually no maintenance needed
• If HeartStart detects a problem, it chirps loudly to alert owner
• Portable
• Weighs just 1.5 kg (3.3 lb.) Take it wherever you go.

The Philips® HeartStart home defibrillator is designed to treat one of the nation’s leading killers – sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). When SCA strikes, the electrical system of the heart short-circuits. Shocking the heart into a normal rhythm is called defibrillation and is the only way to effectively treat the most common form of SCA.

Will
YOU
be prepared
when
sudden cardiac arrest
strikes?

Know the facts:

• Fact: Each year, approximately 40,000 people in Canada experience a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). This represents 1 SCA every 12 minutes.
• Statistics in Manitoba show that there are 10 – 12 deaths DAILY from sudden cardiac arrest.
• Fact: Nearly 80% of all sudden cardiac arrest happen in the home. A majority of the time, someone is in the home who could potentially help. That someone could be YOU.
• Fact: The risk of sudden death is highest soon after a heart attack, yet SCA is often the first sign of heart disease. In fact, 50% of males and 64% of females who experience SCA report no prior symptoms of heart disease.
• Fact: With every minute that passes without a shock to the heart, an SCA victim’s chance of survival decreases by 7 to 10%. After 10 minutes, very few SCA victims survive.

Early Defibrillation Helps Save Lives

In the case of sudden cardiac arrest, minutes count. For the best chance of survival, a defibrillator should be used within 5 minutes. Unfortunately, less than 7% of SCA victims survive, largely because a defibrillator doesn’t arrive in time. While a defibrillator won’t save every victim, many more lives could be saved if more people were reached more quickly.

Includes:

• Philips® HeartStart home defibrillator
• Red carrying case with 911/EMS card
• Adult SMART pads cartridge* (lasts 2 years)
• Battery (lasts 4 years)
• Training video
• BONUS: HeartStart training pads kit
• Warranty:
• 5 years on product
• 4 years on battery
• 2 years on pad

*The infant/child pads cartridge for children under the age of 8 or weighing less than 25 kg (55 lb.) is sold separately. Contact Heart Beat @ 204-488-4439 or 1-877-838-4439 to order, or for more information.

A support program enrollment card is also included with the HeartStart home defibrillator. By enrolling in this free program, you will have access to a range of services, including:

• Important notifications about HeartStart
• Customer Service
• Periodic accessory reminders
• Enrollment in Philips SmartTrack program

Click here for further information and pricing.

Click here to view a demonstration Video of the Philips Onsite Home AED.



Life Form Basic Buddy Convenience Pack


All Lifeform® manikins are a dramatic, inexpensive and state-of-the-art manikin designed for teaching individuals or large groups the life-saving techniques of CPR. The one-piece, disposable lung/mouth protection system makes these manikins completely sanitary. The airway opens using the head tilt/chin lift method, and there is a visible chest rise when ventilated. No assembly required. Comes with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. Only use AED training pads designed for foam body manikins (LF06501U-LF06503U).

This pack contains:

• 4 Adult/Child Manikins
• 2 Infant Manikins
• 6 lung installation tools
• 40 Basic Buddy lung bags
• 20 Baby Buddy lung bags
• 1 Carry Case
• 1 Instructional Manual

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Our product line is growing again. If you are looking for something that is not on our website, please contact us, we will do our best to help. Here are our most popular suppliers:





MEDICAL DEVICE ESTABLISHMENT LICENCE

Medical Device Establishment Licensing was implemented to allow users to be made aware of who is importing and/or selling medical devices in Canada. It requires establishment licence holders to provide to Health Canada the assurance that they have met the regulatory requirements and have documented procedures in place, where applicable, related to distribution records, complaint handling, storage, delivery, installation and servicing, with respect to the medical devices they sell.
Any Canadian company selling registered medical devices, Class 1 thru 4, must hold a valid MDEL. To be certain you are purchasing equipment from a licensed medical equipment vendor, please ask the company to provide you with their MDEL #. Here is our MDEL license taken from Health Canada’s website:



MDEL for Heart Beat Inc.





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AEDs in the News


April 3, 2014 -Read an article in the Winnipeg Sun on how a teen saved an umpire’s life because he learned to do CPR: here




March 12, 2014 – Read a CBC News Winnipeg report of how an AED at a city Community Centre saved a man’s life here




March 11, 2014 – Watch a CBC Sports report on how and AED helped Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars after he collapsed during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 10, 2014. : here

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March 3, 2014- Watch a CBC Winnipeg news report of how a senior’s life could have been saved if an AED would have been installed in a restaurant: here




Feb. 13, 2014 – Read a News Report from Canstar Community News on how having mandatory AEDs make public places safer here




Feb. 13, 2014- Read how a Doctor on a Winnipeg bus saved a man’s life using an AED: here



Dec. 12, 2013 -Watch a CBC Edmonton video of how important having an AED in a public space and trained people, helped save a man’s life: here




Nov. 29, 2013 -Watch a CBC Marketplace report on the importance of accessability to AEDs in public places here
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Watch a video courtesy of techlife from NAIT on how the life of a hockey player was saved because there was immediate access to a public automated external defibrillator (AED) here




HEART HEALTH NEWS



2014 Report on Health – Creating Survivors

Read the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Report on how more and more Canadians are surviving heart attacks and strokes here




Watch a video of Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian Olympic figure skater and heart disease survivor with daughter Gabrielle. Isabelle has a congenital heart condition and says she knows first-hand the importance of maintaining healthy behaviours and encourages all Canadians to take their health to heart.





COURSES


First Aider 1 – Emergency First Aid with CPR/AED Intro.


Course: #5300
Date: Saturday September 13, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Cost: $89.00
Click Here to Register for this Course Date

This course is designed for a workplace where nonhazardous work is being performed. The course includes information and training on the following topics:

 Action at an emergency
 How to activate EMS
 Rescuer and casualty safety
 Casualty assessment
 Adult CPR
 Introduction to AED (automated external defibrillator)
 Obstructed airway management (choking)
 How to recognize and treat shock, including anaphylaxis
 Care for bleeding and various types of wounds
 Emergency care of Bone, Muscle and Joint injuries
 Sudden Illness
 Environmental injuries
AED use (certification) can be added.

The course completion card is valid for up to 3 years for First Aid, 2 years for CPR.
BEST PRACTICE: – renewal every 2 years for workplace.



ACLS Provider Course


(Advanced Cardiac Life Support)


Course: #5131
Date: Thursday May 15 AND Friday May 16, 2014.
Time: 8AM to 4PM both days.
Lunch is included.
Cost: $425.00.
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Alternate Dates for ACLS Courses:Click Here

Group Rates: Group Rates are available. Contact us at 204-488-4439 or Email for pricing.

PRE-REQUISITE: Current HSFM BLS-HCP certificate, BLS-HCP Card (within one year of the date of your ACLS course), ECG and Pharmacology certificate or equivalent knowledge and skills. Retraining every two years strongly recommended.

The ACLS Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Students will enhance their skills in the treatment of arrest and pre-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiac and respiratory cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including:

1) The BLS Primary Survey
2) The ACLS Secondary Survey
3) ACLS Algorithms
4) Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Approximate length of course: 14 hours

- ACLS Provider Course includes manual and shipping. – Classes are held at the Heart Beat Inc. Training Centre Classroom, 2-1692 Dublin Avenue in Winnipeg. – Please review the manual prior to the course date, and bring it with you to the course.




SUICIDE IN THE NEWS

March 25, 2014 – Read a News Report from CBC News on the relationship between suicide and PTSD in members and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces here



ASIST 11 Course


(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)


Course: #5298
Date: Monday June 16 AND Tuesday June 17, 2014.
Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM both days.
Lunch is included.
Cost: $150.00
Click Here to Register for this Course Date

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over a million caregivers have received this training. Just as “CPR” skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills needed for life assisting suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide and provide safety-for-now.

The workshop is designed for all caregivers (any person over age 15 in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and community volunteers. In ASIST, sophisticated helping concepts are translated into generic language so that different types of caregivers can learn together. ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention training program in the world. Additional information is available online at http://www.livingworks.net

There is free onsite parking at Heart Beat Inc, but space is limited. A 1 day refresher is recommended after 3 years, and a complete course after 5 years.