Megacode
Advanced Life Support Training

What Happened to Megacode?

Competition is fierce out there in the world of advanced life support training. Unfortunately, Heart and Stroke is the only game in town for now and we are all subject to their ideas about training and what constitutes a good instructor. My permanent suspension with Heart and Stroke was initiated by another competitor with close ties to Karen Heffer-Scholtz, Program Manager for Heart and Stroke Ontario. Karen had called me last June to inform me that my status has been suspended and that the integrity of the program was compromised. Integrity…..important concept here.

After some investigating I have uncovered many instances of integrity issues within the Heart and Stroke itself. It is alleged that, and I believe the allegations, Karen Heffer-Scholtz herself was fired from an organization who found that she had performed a course, collected the money from students, and then told her boss that the course never happened. She took the employer to court and the case was settled. This is public information found on the CanLii website.

We have another business operating an ACLS course where the instructor, Bobby Sankar, a former Toronto Paramedic, was fired from his job for developing an inappropriate relationship with two 15 year old girls he met while attending a call. CanLii can confirm the details (https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onla/doc/2013/2013canlii15708/2013canlii15708.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAGc2Fua2FyAAAAAAE&resultIndex=11)

Bobby and Karen continue today with Heart and Stroke despite integrity issues. The CEO, Yves Savoie, of HSFC doesn’t seem to care nor does Dr. Pipe, Chair of the Board.

Folks, I have tried my best to be re-instated and Heart and Stroke has tried their best to keep me out. It is unfortunate because I believe that when you took my course you actually learned something, something relevant, something useful in helping to save lives. Standing at the patient’s bedside trying to reference the HSF algorithms while they slip away is not how we save lives.

Perhaps one day the CPSO will sever their ties with HSFC and accept other formats that utilize the research into their programs to deliver far better courses than what is on offer today. Holding all of us hostage with mandates to acquire HSFC advanced life support courses is a crying shame.

While Megacode does not deliver Heart and Stroke courses, we still deliver advanced life support training. If you are looking for more than the dry robotic courses on offer from Heart and Stroke, then Megacode is the answer. Pain clinics, dental clinics, emergency departments…….for real hands on tips and tricks……give us a call.

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  • Group Training

Whether it is 5 or 100, Megacode will come to you and get you certified or renewed. We are currently running training sessions every day of the week in various locations. Our main location  is in Burlington however, we travel quite extensively throughout the province and the country to deliver our courses.


  • ACLS/PEARS/PALS/ECG

From the basics to the advanced, Megacode offers you a variety of provider and renewal options. We aim to provide an efficient training day and get you on your way.


  • ACLS EP (experienced Provider)

New to the HSF and Megacode lineup of courses is the ACLS EP course. This course takes you down to deeper layers of knowledge and understanding. ACLS EP helps to broaden your understanding of the critical concepts taught in ACLS.


  • CBRNE Consulting

This is something new to our line-up. Our consultants’ experience stems from years of work in the CBRNE field ranging from response to recovery, planning and prevention. Dust off your hospital equipment and be prepared. Let us help you.


  • Group Training

Larger groups are always welcome and deeper discounts will apply. Whether it is 5 or 100, Megacode will come to you and get you certified or renewed. We are currently running training sessions every day of the week in various locations.


  • ACLS/PEARS/PALS/ECG

From the basics to the advanced, Megacode offers you a variety of provider and renewal options. We aim to provide an efficient training day and get you on your way.


  • ACLS EP (experienced Provider)

New to the HSF and Megacode lineup of courses is the ACLS EP course. This course takes you down to deeper layers of knowledge and understanding. ACLS EP helps to broaden your understanding of the critical concepts taught in ACLS.


  • CBRNE Consulting

This is something new to our line-up. Our consultants’ experience stems from years of work in the CBRNE field ranging from response to recovery, planning and prevention. Dust off your hospital equipment and be prepared. Let us help you.

Introducing

Advanced Medical Workshops

ECG workshop:
Fundamentals

For most of us (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, paramedics), we learned our ECG interpretation on the job through piecemeal learning gold nuggets since most training programs do not focus on the fundamentals of ECG interpretation.
This workshop is aimed at the novice ECG interpreter who would like to master the fundamentals of ECG interpretation to help in everyday clinical practice. It is a 4-hours interactive workshop that delivers ECG content based in clinical relevancy.

The objective of the workshop is to provide mastery of ECG interpretation for any clinical environment.

Intravenous and Intraosseous

This is a 4 hour workshop on the basic principles of Intravenous cannulation and Intraosseous cannulation. This workshop is for those medical professionals wanting to learn the proper techniques and or wishing to review the basics.

This is a perfect course for new nursing grads entering the workforce as well as physicians, dentists and paramedics. We will take you through the didactic portion and then the practical components. You will receive a certificate of completion from Megacode.

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