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Our Philosophy and Mission

ADET is the leading professional training agency in Basic Life Support First Response and Emergency Cardiac Care Training, gaining international recognition with our commitment to excellence!

For over 23 years, ADET has been internationally educating healthcare professionals, executive/corporate, industrial, and community service groups around the world in the skills and techniques of First Aid, Automated Defibrillation and CPR Training. As our programs are registered and accredited through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiac Care Program, The Lifesaving Society of Canada, and with our approved Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario and Manitoba programs, we offer the very best training!

Past President and founder, James E. King ( 1969-2013), created ADET out of the necessity to train our healthcare professionals and educate our neighbours to initiate the Chain of Survival. As a qualified NLS Surf Lifeguard, James realized that survival from traumatic injuries and cardiac arrest depends on a series of critical interventions and, with neglect or delay, survival is unlikely. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have used the term 'Chain of Survival' to describe this sequence. As a series of related and connected events, the Chain of Survival defines the roles of bystanders, dispatchers, first responders and emergency service personnel, co-ordinated as a team to help save lives.

At ADET our educational experts are full-time Instructor-Trainers in Emergency Cardiac Care and Basic and Advanced Life Support with areas of expertise ranging from professional Lifeguards in the National Lifeguard Service to certified Trauma Nurses and Paramedics within the Emergency Medical Services. By incorporating this high level of standard and teaching ability into each program, ADET provides a full multi-media presentation, each delivered with the latest knowledge and updated materials available and presented to each participant by currently qualified expert educators.

Our devotion to training offers each participant the highest quality and professionally delivered educational training programs available today. Our teaching philosophy is learner-centered, with emphasis on group interaction and hands-on, practical training methods. This learning style, elementary in its' approach, prepares the participants to think, react, and make decisions during a real emergency situation. This creates the ability for each learner to improvise quickly, by understanding the basics of managing an emergency situation, rather than memorizing typical responses. We strive to maximize learning by creating a low stress environment and by incorporating professional Emergency Care Educators within the field.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to conduct your Training program, anywhere at anytime!

Together we help educate, prevent and in essence provide critical emergency care towards any injured persons. By learning or reaffirming your skills as a First Responder, we are....

Helping People Save Lives!

Our Training Programs are Recognized, Accredited and Endorsed by:

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB)


Our Philosophy and Mission

IN RECENT YEARS many clinicians, administrators, and researchers have recognized the need to improve the total emergency cardiac care (ECC) system to optimize patient survival.

The central issue is whether a community's ECC system results in optimal patient survival. Achieving the optimal survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and trauma in every community is the challenge now and in the future. ADET supports this issue entirely, and therefore involves itself from the community level to the hospital in creating and facilitating training programs as they relate to BLS (Basic Life Support) and ECC (Emergency Cardiac Care).

Early access to medical care encompasses events initiated after the patient's collapse until the arrival of EMS (Emergency Medical Services) personnel prepared to provide care. Recognition of early warning signs, such as chest pain and shortness of breath for the Heart Attack patient, encourages people in our community to call 911 before collapse. In most communities, responsibility for these events rests with the 911 telephone system, the EMS system itself, and the First Responder. This is the first step in saving a life!

At ADET, we believe that training in basic CPR and First Aid teaches citizens how to gain access to the EMS system more efficiently and provide critical emergency care until medical help arrives at the scene, thus lengthening the time to survival. For example, CPR is most effective when started immediately after the victim's collapse. In almost all clinical studies, bystander CPR has shown a significant positive effect on survival. Bystander CPR is the best treatment that a cardiac arrest patient can receive until the arrival of a defibrillator and ACLS care. Although this bystander CPR is clearly of value, it is only temporizing and loses its value if early defibrillation and ACLS do not rapidly follow.

At the 1992 National Conference on Emergency Cardiac Care, participants recommended that community-wide CPR programs be developed wherever possible, including schools, military bases, housing complexes, workplaces, and public buildings. Together, ADET and our communities need to remove any barriers that discourage citizens from learning and performing CPR and First Aid. These include a lack of available programs for the community resident, to the unattainable cost for many citizens, to the lack of professional conduct within each program.

In partnership, ADET and our communities must develop these widespread CPR and First Response First Aid programs and target groups most likely to observe cardiac arrest, have the opportunity to perform bystander CPR or apply First Aid to an injured person. We must also place a priority on activation of the EMS system, the prevention of many common accidents and further educate our community to get involved.

Helping People Save Lives!

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