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Following program set-up, ACT is happy to assist where possible with arranging for teacher recertification training and for the training of new teachers.

The Teacher Training Program prepares teachers to teach both the Heartsaver Level CPR and AED course, and the Compression-Only CPR and AED course to students. The CPR agency that provides the initial Teacher Training Workshop is encouraged to act as a long-term mentor for teachers in the ACT High School CPR and AED Program and Opioid Overdose Response Training. The Teacher Training Program builds on the success of the original Ottawa program. It was developed by the ACT Foundation with guidance from CPR Instructor Trainers from St. John Ambulance, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross, and other agencies, high school teachers, school board curriculum consultants, and health-care professionals. High school teachers interested in extending their CPR Instructor qualifications to teach beyond the school program, and more extensively in the community, should consult their local CPR agency for details on additional training requirements.

This program will provide teachers with an Instructor-level certification from ACT and the Heartsaver Level CPR and AED certification, along with teaching tools and resources to teach students CPR, how to use an AED, and how to respond to a suspected opioid overdose, including how to administer nasal Naloxone spray. The content takes into account the teaching expertise of high school teachers and is designed to prepare teachers for delivery of the ACT Program in the school environment.