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How to Create an Effective Workplace First Aid Program

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month, so it’s the perfect time to spotlight the importance of workplace first aid.   And it’s worth paying attention to. According to Employment Canada’s 2020 Occupational Injuries Annual Report, nearly 40,000 workplace injuries were reported, of which, over 42% were disabling.     With workplaces ranging from bustling urban offices…

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7 Common First Aid Mistakes

First aid is a critical skill that can truly mean the difference between life and death.   However, first aid is often misunderstood or performed incorrectly, which can sometimes do more harm than good.    Understanding the most common first aid mistakes people make by recognizing and correcting these mishaps, so we can all become…

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Hypothermia… in the Summer?

When you think “hypothermia”, you probably think of snow, frigid conditions, and below-zero temperatures. During these hot summer days spent sunbathing and boating, hypothermia likely isn’t crossing your mind!   But, believe it or not, you can also get this dangerous condition in the summertime.   In fact, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, more people…

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Is it Safe to Perform CPR on Infants?

When you find someone in need of CPR, your brain is running a mile per minute. In this high-stress, hyper-emotional situation, you may find yourself feeling scared, overwhelmed, or ill-equipped.    Now, imagine if that someone in need of CPR is an infant.   When it comes to CPR, making the decision to perform this…

Do First Aid Kits Expire

Do First Aid Kits Expire?

We all know that first aid kits are a crucial component of ensuring that you’re prepared for an emergency, from life-threatening to a scraped knee. But, what’s the point of having a well-stocked first aid kit if the contents inside aren’t functioning properly?    The truth is that indeed, first aid kits expire. Here’s why:…

CPR For Drowning: Is It Different?

CPR For Drowning: Is It Different?

Spring break is less than a week away – who’s going on vacation?!    A report released by the Canadian Red Cross “found that the most frequent activities for immersion deaths are now aquatic, including swimming and wading. This is followed by boating, especially fishing”.    If you will be doing any of these activities…