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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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Debunking 5 Mental Health Myths

Mental health is an important topic that deserves more attention than it currently receives.    Unfortunately, there are many stigmas and misconceptions surrounding mental illness that can make it difficult for people to seek help and support.    That’s why today, in honour of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are debunking some common and ill-informed…

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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…

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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…