Welcome to the Simulation, Resuscitation and Outreach Center (SiROC)

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We provide basic and advanced life support courses that help the mastery of clinical knowledge and skill competencies to promote patient safety and quality of care at McMaster Children’s Hospital and outreach clinical services.

The program is proud to have outstanding faculty with excellence in teaching, high-tech equipment and a class environment that enhances a safe, nonjudgmental learning experience.

Upon request from other healthcare facilities and community clinics, our dedicated team is proud to offer the program activities locally at outreach sites.

Contact Us: outreach@hhsc.ca or 905-521-2100, ext 73378.

Learn more about our courses below.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course

BLS Provider is a prerequisite for advanced resuscitation courses and many healthcare-related training programs. Current certification is often required for employment in the healthcare field. The BLS Provider course is ideal for healthcare professionals and trained first responders as well those who are new to BLS or do not frequently use their resuscitation skills.

BLS Renewal is a fast-paced course designed for experienced healthcare providers who are routinely called on to apply their resuscitation skills. Delivered entirely in the classroom, it covers single-rescuer and multi-rescuer basic life support skills for prehospital and in-facility environments, focusing on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

Course Prerequisites

  • Required Manual: Basic Life Support Provider Manual. You can purchase from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Website Shopping portal.

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Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal Course

The BLS Renewal course assumes comprehensive awareness, knowledge, and skill proficiency in Heart & Stroke BLS concepts. This fast-paced course is for students who are confident in their BLS skills, use their skills regularly, require limited practice and who already possess a valid Heart & Stroke BLS certificate to renew their credentials for another year.

Course Prerequisites

  • Current Heart & Stroke BLS Provider certification OR Heart & Stroke BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge Certificate

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CPR Training for Families - HeartSaver® CPR AED

McMaster Children’s Hospital is pleased to support parents, family members, and caregivers with CPR training in order to prepare for the unexpected emergency, whether at home or in the community. We offer the Heartsaver® CPR AED course, developed and fully accredited by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

The Heartsaver® CPR AED course focuses on developing life-saving techniques that may be needed during an unexpected emergency. During this course, participants will learn how to perform high-quality CPR and how to respond to choking emergencies. Participants will also learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator effectively. The course is approximately 4 hours long.