You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers and some amazing tips to keep you safe and healthy. This blog is designed to keep you up to date on first aid and AED facts. You’ll learn how to prepare for a workplace emergency and how to create a disaster program for your workplace. You’ll also learn about the importance of knowing first aid and what you’ll learn in first aid training. There is even a handy post on how to make a first aid kit using simple household items.


If you’re wondering “which AED is right for me?” We have posts explaining the difference between AED brands, AED product comparisons, 5 things to know when purchasing an AED, and the cost of AEDs.

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Poisoning First Aid: What You Need to Know

We all know that despite our best efforts, accidents can still happen.   One such accident that can have serious consequences is poisoning and in fact, more than 90% of poisonings occur in the home.    Poisoning occurs when a person ingests, inhales, absorbs, or injects harmful substances into their body. The severity of poisoning…

Recognizing & Treating Hypothermia: What You Need to Know

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!   Given that there are still sub-zero temperatures outside and with school out the kids will be outside more, it’s important to be aware of hypothermia – a serious health condition that can have life-threatening consequences if left untreated.    Therefore, recognizing the signs of hypothermia is essential…

SAD Winter: How to Boost Your Mood When the Days are Shorter

Though it’s approaching a merry time of year, the winter months can be tough.    Shorter days and the colder weather of winter can lead to seasonal depression, also known as the “winter blues” or “SAD”, which can cause feelings of sadness and low energy levels.    Seasonal depression typically makes people feel extreme fatigue,…

Winter Blues: Preparation Tips for Seasonal Depression (SAD)

As the air cools and the days get shorter, an annual guest gets ready to pay many Canadians an unwanted visit.    The winter blues.    The winter can be a difficult time for those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as seasonal depression – especially if they don’t know is how…

Is it Just the Sniffles? Signs that Your Seasonal Flu Might Require a Doc Visit

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler…    and seasonal flu season is in full swing.    Each year in Canada, the seasonal flu causes an average of 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths.   While many people might just chalk up a case of the sniffles…