Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Age The risk of developing heart disease increases as a person gets older. Although a stroke can happen to someone at any age, the majority of strokes happen to people who are over the age of 65. Heredity The risk of heart disease increases if immediate family members (parents, siblings or children) developed heart disease …


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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Hypertension affects one in five Canadians. Because there are no symptoms, many people who have high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. That is why it is called the “silent killer”. Extreme hypertension can cause a blood vessel in the brain to rupture resulting in a stroke. Excessive Alcohol Consumption Some evidence suggests …


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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for adults in Canada. It develops as cholesterol and other cellular debris gradually builds up inside the blood vessels. This condition is called atherosclerosis, which is the narrowing of the arteries caused by the build-up of debris. As the blood vessels become narrower, the amount of blood …


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When do we need stitches?

Stitches are usually needed when there is a complete separation of both skin layers. This is when the edges of the skin do not fall together and the wound is larger than 1–2 centimeters. If this is the case stitches are needed to close the wound. If you anticipate a delay in getting the person …


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Infection

Infections are caused by germs such as bacteria or viruses that enter the body and affect one or more organs. Germs usually enter the body through a natural orifice, such as the nose or mouth. They can also enter the body through a break in the skin. This is why a soft tissue injury that …


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First Aid For Minor Open Wounds

The human body’s soft tissues include fat, muscles and two layers of skin that protect all underlying body structures. An open wound means there is damage to the skin, which can cause bleeding and infection. Before giving care, wash your hands thoroughly or use gloves if available. Do not breathe or cough over the wound. …


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Get Re-Certified for CPR

Once you have been CPR certified you’ll need to keep in mind that the certificate is valid for 3 years only. After that, the certification is no longer in effect. Getting re-certified for CPR is fast and easy as long as you take the course while your certificate is still valid. Keep an eye on …


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First-Aid for Gunshot Wounds

Anyone that goes hunting should be aware of the different types of gunshot wounds that can occur and learn the proper first-aid measures to take. As well, although it’s disturbing to think about, we should also arm ourselves with the first-aid techniques for gunshots as citizens due to the violence that can occur on the …


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First-Aid for Chest Pain

Chest pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Any type of chest pain, however, that lasts for 15 minutes or longer should be taken seriously. As soon as chest pain starts, a careful assessment must be made and paramedics should be called immediately if a heart attack or any type of heart problem is …


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5 First-Aid Tips That You Need to Know Now!

  It’s always best to try to prevent injuries as much as possible, but it’s inevitable that from time to time you’ll run into an injured person that needs your assistance. Here are 5 of the most important first-aid tips for minor injuries that you should know. Minor Burns Rinse burns with cold water before …


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What is Blended Learning?

Blended Learning means on-line / in-class training. Instead of doing two full days in class, you would complete half the course at home or office and the other half in-class. Participants must first complete the self-paced online component, which includes a knowledge evaluation, then successfully complete an Instructor-led classroom component (skills practice and evaluation session) in order to achieve certification. Currently, we offer Standard First Aid CPR/AED C or HCP and CPR/AED C or HCP.

Heart to Heart offers a few varieties of discounts.

Student Discounts:

When you choose a course and date you will see a drop-down menu listing our Student Discount prices. Be sure to click on the Student Discount price and bring your student ID or any proof you are a student to the course.

Bring A Friend(s):

In the same drop-down menu you will see our "Bring A Friend" prices - if you have even more friends that want to come, please contact our office and we will either honour the same price or extend an even better discount.

Group Discounts:

If you organize a group and have over 8 participants, we can come to your location. Inquire with our office and we will send your desired course description with our group price breakdowns - basically, the more participants you have, the cheaper the price. For groups less than 7 participants, we can book your group into any of our public courses, and you will still receive a great discount. For more information, see Group Bookings or Book a Group above OR contact our office.