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Los Angeles & Montreal, January 15, 2018
CAE Healthcare and the American Heart Association will collaborate to establish a network of International Training Sites to deliver lifesaving American Heart Association courses in countries that are currently underserved. Leaders of both organizations issued the announcement after a joint meeting at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Los Angeles.
“We are excited to partner with the American Heart Association to advance their mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, in more countries around the world,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, president of CAE Healthcare. “As an AHA International Training Center and training partner of choice, we plan to leverage our healthcare simulation expertise and our global network to deliver AHA-accredited courses to clinicians who might not have access to this internationally accepted certification training.”
The first authorized American Heart Association International Training Site to be operated by CAE Healthcare will open within the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre in Brunei Darussalam. Established as a venture between CAE and the Government of Brunei, the integrated facility is currently an aviation training centre and an Emergency and Crisis Management Centre of Excellence that serves the region
CAE Healthcare will offer American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) courses in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support in Brunei beginning this month. The CAE Healthcare Academy has developed simulator-based curriculum for years that aligns with AHA guidelines and has trained faculty in its implementation.
“Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading killer, so we’re working globally to build healthier lives,” said John Meiners, Chief of Mission-aligned Businesses at the American Heart Association. “Joining forces with organizations like CAE Healthcare to make our life-saving trainings available to more people around the world is essential to our mission and we are excited at the scope of services this collaboration will provide.”
The 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC state high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for both healthcare providers and bystanders to help them feel more confident to act and to provide better CPR to cardiac arrest victims. The rate of survival from cardiac arrest varies widely around the world; many factors can influence survival, but the best evidence shows that high-quality CPR and early defibrillation provide the best chance for a victim to survive.