CPR/AED Training Videos

In this series of videos, Halton Region Paramedic Services provides residents with basic instruction for responding to a cardiovascular emergency including Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack and Stroke. The information contained in these videos are intended to boost and refresh skills and knowledge gained in a certification level CPR/AED course.

These videos do not replace the need for every resident to take a CPR/AED course from a certified instructor.

Quality Chest Compressions

This video shows you how to do a quality CPR chest compression. If responders perform these compressions properly, it will help improve patient’s chance of survival.

Quality compressions are:

  • Performed in the centre of the chest between the nipples
  • 2 inches deep 
  • Performed at a rate of 100 compressions per minute

AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

This video provides an overview of how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). These devices can help a patient in cardiac arrest. Once activated the AED provides clear audio instructions that guide the user through the steps. Early use of an AED is an important step in improving a patient’s chance of survival.

Calling 9-1-1

Calling 9-1-1 and preparing for Paramedic Services arrival are important steps. This video looks at how to insure Paramedic dispatchers get the most important information quickly and how to use a strategy called “Meet and Greet” to reduce the time for Paramedics to reach the patient.

Early Recognition & Early Treatment

Halton residents have access to the best available treatment for Heart Attacks and Strokes. The key to achieving good outcomes for these conditions is Early Recognition and Early Treatment. Call 9-1-1 when the signs and symptoms shown in this video are seen. Paramedics will transport the patient to the hospital that is best suited for each situation.