How to Choose a CPR Course in Toronto

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Learning CPR through a CPR course in Toronto teaches you how to respond to an emergency.  Most people think they have to jump straight to chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and that is very far from the truth. 
In addition to the technical aspects, learning First Aid and CPR teaches you to remain calm, recognize an emergency, and assess the environment and your surroundings to ensure everyone's safety.
Emergency situations most often arise unexpectedly. In order to respond effectively, bystanders must have the proper knowledge and training. This knowledge and expertise can be the difference between life and death, especially for victims of cardiac arrest. CPR is an emergency procedure that can be administered to help preserve the flow of blood and restore breathing in a person who has suffered a cardiac arrest. Performing CPR can help improve a victim's survival rate by up to, or over 30% and helps to prevent anoxic brain injuries by restoring the circulation of blood and oxygen to the brain. When looking to take a CPR course in Toronto, there are a few points to consider before choosing a training provider.

Easy Access

Let's face it, in a metropolitan city; access to different buildings and businesses can be a major issue. It should not be a hassle for you to get to and from your CPR course in Toronto. Look for somewhere that has access for vehicles and via subway or public transportation. Choosing a place with an accessible location ensures that you will have no trouble getting to and from your training facility. Give yourself one less excuse not to attend.


Most training providers do not have a large enough space to provide a comfortable learning environment for multiple participants. The CPR training provider you choose should have a facility that has a large enough space and enough equipment to accommodate the large number of participants involved in your training session. A good CPR training provider will maintain sufficient equipment-to-participant ratios to ensure everyone acquires the proper training and expertise that they pay for.

Experienced Instructors

Any good CPR training provider will employ experienced and well-trained instructors. Often times, these people are experienced teachers or healthcare professionals themselves. You want your course to be informative, but also fun and full of energy. A good instructor can engage an audience; accentuating the learning experience and promoting further retention when the information is reapplied.


When you receive your CPR certification, you want to make sure that it comes from a credible source. Your CPR training provider should be affiliated with the Red Cross, adhering to standards set forth by the ILCOR and WSIB.  Often times, you will be able to check to see if your training provider has some notable clientele or if they are recognized by employers or universities and colleges for their training expertise.
Taking a CPR course in Toronto does not have to be a challenging feat. There are training providers who provide accessibility, excellent facilities, equipment and instructors in the Toronto area. Top training providers also ensure that they teach how to use AED (automatic external defibrillators) which are readily available in most public spaces. Make sure that employers, educators and the Red Cross recognize your training provider as credible. You don't want to go through the training process and receive certification only to find out it is not valid at your workplace.

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