In the proper setting, an employee, colleague, or friend with a sudden cardiac arrest could perhaps have in excess of a 40% chance of successful resuscitation by having these AEDs readily available.

Training includes:

recognition of the signs of a heart trouble (Link 1),
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) (Link 2) and, of course,
automated external defibrillation (Link 3)

The NBPPA is offering free CPR and Automated External Defibrillator training to the staff at each venue that participates in the Lifeline Project.

As well, the NBPPA volunteer instructors will be providing free training to groups that use these facilities. For example, coaches, trainers and staff from local sporting groups including hockey, ringette, baseball, soccer etc… are being trained in the use of the Lifeline PAD.

Future plans include offering free PAD courses to the general public.

The four-hour class includes a short lecture on patient assessment, level A (adult CPR) and the Automated External Defibrillator, followed by group break-outs for clinical training.

NBPPA members and volunteer Lifeline PAD instructors Jim Stewart and Erin Alexander complete a training session with the Nipissing District Arena Managers Group at Memorial Gardens in North Bay.

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