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…

person laying on ground & helmet workplace injury

Common Workplace Injuries and How to Treat Them!

Common Workplace Injuries and How to Treat Them! Although we often associate first aid and injuries with our day-to-day accidents (burns on the stove, scrapes from a fall, and allergic reactions at the park), injuries happen in the workplace just as often, if not more than at home! According to Alberta.ca, in 2017 there were…

First aid kit showing When to Use the items in a First Aid Kit

When to Use the Items in a First Aid Kit

When to Use the Items in a First Aid Kit Scraped knees from collisions with the sidewalk, bee stings while gardening, cuts from chopping in the kitchen, a twisted ankle after a hiking spill… the need for a first aid kit are plentiful, but how often do we actually pull it out? These are only…