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.

These posts, written by a cardiac health expert, will help take the fear out of using an AED and instill knowledge and confidence so that you can be ready in an emergency situation.

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Why First Aid is Important in our Communities

We generally spend most of our time either at home or in our community, so there is a good chance that first aid skills will come in handy at some point. This makes basic first aid training and knowledge important to have since injury and illness can happen to anyone, at any time.    Benefits…

Are Mental Illness and Heart Disease Connected?

Mental health and physical health, both mind and body, are linked. We already know this from this previous blog post, that optimism and happiness can improve heart health. In Canada, mental health is one of the leading causes of disability and half of all Canadians aged 40 and above have either experienced or currently live…

Basic First Aid You Should Know for the Snowy Canadian Winter Months

As we are deep into the cold winter months, you’ll see slips, falls, and more serious accidents happening around you, and knowing basic first aid will come in handy. Did you know that as many as 30% of car accidents in Canada happen on snowy, icy, or wet roads with most occurring between November and…

The Importance of First Aid Training at Any Age

It is important that everyone, including children, has the confidence they need in an emergency situation. Emergencies can happen at home, at work, at school, or in public, and it is important that you and your family can calmly and competently act to help another family member, friend, coworker, or a member of the public.  …

Six Most Commonly Used First Aid Skills People Used to Save Lives (Real Life Stories)

Six Most Commonly Used First Aid Skills People Used to Save Lives (Real Life Stories) Having basic first aid skills can be the difference between life and death. Read six real-life stories about everyday people who saved a life using skills learned through a first aid course, which can be started from the comfort of…