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St Mark James is the leading provider of CPR courses and training in Canada. Over 10,000 CPR courses are offered every year through St Mark James providers and trainers. For the past 100 years St Mark James has been the leader in First Aid and CPR training throughout the world.

What Does CPR Do?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), when applied properly, sustains all of the vital organs when the body enters into cardiac arrest. Chest compression help circulate oxygenated blood and ventilation’s help fill the lungs with oxygen. A combination of effective, strong and fast chest compression’s with quick breath’s help maintain vital organs such as the heart and brain from irreversible and permanent damage.

CPR and Bag-Valve Mask for First Aid and CPR training
St Mark James CPR Training teaches candidates a number of different techniques for effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In this picture a candidate is using a bag-valve mask which is effective equipment for protection and assisted ventilations.

Most Up-To-Date CPR

Learning CPR can drastically help increase the chances of survival. If a trained CPR bystanders witnesses someone in cardiac arrest and intervene’s with the latest CPR skills and training, then the victim’s chances of recovery are 4000 percent higher! St Mark James CPR courses follow the highest standards issued by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). This group gathers all the statistics and information on all the CPR techniques and methods and helps unify all of the CPR providers with the most effective and simplest method of CPR. We are partnered with the best St Mark James CPR training providers in your region. Click here to view our provider locations in Canada or select your location from the main or side menu.

Changes in Standards

Every decade CPR standards changes at least once. CPR techniques and methods have become simpler and more effective. The simplification of CPR is due to the fact that it is much easier for candidates to remember only a select few techniques than it is for a large number. CPR techniques have also changed due to updates from research conducted by doctors, paramedics and firefighters that are called out to apply CPR to cardiac arrest victims. To keep CPR effective the leading providers of CPR, including St Mark James, strive to keep CPR techniques simple and well updated.

CPR and AED Training

CPR training has evolved to include training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). When a victim enters cardiac arrest, the victims heart is likely to enter into irregular rhythms such as ventricular fibrillation’s or ventricular tachycardia.  The only effective way to return these rhythms to normal is by using the electric shock from a defibrillator. The AED is not designed to re-start the heart, but instead, it is designed to flat-line the heart in hopes that the rhythm returns to normal. Using the electrical signals of your heart from your S.A. nodes, where your heart receives the command to “beat”, the AED can pick up the heart rhythm’s and appropriately shock the victim. The use of AED’s during CPR is incredibly safe and rescuers receive hands on training during any St Mark James CPR course.

By learning St Mark James CPR you can significantly increase the chances of survival for a victim of cardiac arrest. CPR training can increase your confidence and help you to be prepared for almost any emergency. Register for a St Mark James CPR course today.