ABOUT LIVING PROOF CPR TRAINING
Living Proof CPR Training is a Montreal based CPR training company that was started by Katrysha Gellis, a young cardiac arrest survivor. Katrysha’s own life was saved by her colleagues’ swift action of calling 911 and giving her high quality CPR. Katrysha is passionate about teaching CPR and making it accessible to anyone who wants to learn.
Katrysha was trained as a lifeguard and always maintained her first aid training. After her cardiac arrest, she decided to become certified with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to teach the Heartsaver CPR AED course - the Canadian standard in CPR and AED training. This course is straightforward, comprehensive and based on up-to-date science from experts at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It provides the skills and confidence to respond to a cardiac arrest at home, in public or at work. Katrysha’s mission is to spread the word about how important CPR is because it truly can save someone’s life, she’s living proof of that.
Why Learn CPR?
A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at anytime. It’s estimated that 40,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada each year. The majority (85%) of cardiac arrests happen either at home, in public places or at work. Chances are high that if you do witness a cardiac arrest, it will be with someone you care about. Survival rates double when CPR is performed and someone uses an automated external defibrillator (AED).
When a cardiac arrest happens, EVERY SECOND COUNTS. Each minute without any oxygen and blood flow to the brain will increase the risk of permanent damage and death. Recognizing a cardiac arrest, calling for help and performing high quality CPR is critical and can save someone’s life.
Who is the Heartsaver Course For?
This course is designed for everyday Canadians who don’t have medical training but who want to learn how to help someone having a cardiac arrest.
People who need a course completion card for workplace, volunteer or other requirements.
Anyone who wants to be ready, willing and able to help in case of a cardiac arrest or choking.
Parents and families with children or infants, who want to be prepared for a choking or other health emergencies.
You will learn how to recognize a cardiac arrest, get emergency care on its way quickly and provide help until someone with more advanced training arrives to take over. You’ll get hands-on practice performing high-quality CPR on a manikin, learning how to use an AED, giving breaths with a mask and responding to choking emergencies.
How high-quality CPR improves survival
The concepts of the Chain of Survival
Recognizing when someone needs CPR
Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
How to perform CPR with the help of others
Give effective breaths using a mask, for all age groups
How to use an AED on an adult
When and how to help a choking adult
+ Child Module
Perform high-quality CPR for a child
How to use an AED on a child
When and how to help a choking child
+ Infant Module
Perform high-quality CPR for an infant
When and how to help a choking infant
Course Completion Card & Expiration Date
Upon successful completion, you will receive a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. It is valid for one year from the date of successful course completion.
Studies have shown that CPR skills deteriorate rapidly, and have identified positive effects from brief, more frequent training sessions. As a result, the Heart and Stroke Foundation strongly encourages students to periodically review and practice CPR and AED skills whenever possible.