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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).











HSFC Standard First Aid Course with CPR C

Course: #5366
Date: Thursday, August 14 AND Friday, August 15, 2014.
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM both days.
Cost: $150.00.
Length of Course: 16 hours.
Click Here to Register for this Course Date

PRE-REQUISITE: There are no pre-requisites.

The Standard First Aid CPR and AED Level C course contains up-to-date content and science from the 2010 Guidelines for First Aid, CPR and ECC. In this course, you will learn the essential skills of patient care to protect and support the life of a suddenly ill or injured person until emergency medical services arrive. Instruction will cover first aid skills such as those that help in the control of bleeding, shock management, stabilizing fractures and dislocations.

Certification Length: 3 years

*CPR certification is registered with HSFC for 1 year.

  • HSFC Standard First Aid Course tuition 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.


  • 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

    Click here for further information and pricing.


    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.




    Authorized Training Programs



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    CPR and AEDs in the News


    June 17, 2014 – Watch and read a CBC News Nova Scotia report on the lack of training of CPR and AED use, by the coaches and trainers of youth hockey teams here




    May 27, 2014 -Read an article in the Winnipeg Free Press on how BC’s Health Minister, Terry Lake, watched first hand how CPR and AED use saved the life of a Soccer player: here




    May 6, 2014 -Read an article, and watch a video from The Huffington Post on how John Kitzhaber, the Governor of Oregon used CPR to save the life of a woman: here




    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

    =Marketplace_AED


    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
    =Marketplace_AED


    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






    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: #5133
    Date: Thursday September 25 AND Friday September 26, 2014.
    Time: 8AM to 4PM both days.
    Lunch is included.
    Cost: $425.00.
    Click Here to Register for this Course Date

    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: #5356
    Date: Thursday October 10 AND Friday October 11, 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.