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STOP THE BLEED® Campaign

STOP THE BLEED® Campaign

When suffering serious bleeding – be that from a gunshot wound, a road accident or a shark attack – a person can bleed to death in less than five minutes, which makes it difficult for emergency medical services to arrive fast enough to control bleeding and save lives. Because bystandersRead More

Kids Save Lives – Why Children Should Learn CPR

Kids Save Lives – Why Children Should Learn CPR

According to The Lancet more than 2,000 people die each day in Europe and the United States due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The Lancet also estimates more than 100,000 lives could be saved if more lay people learned cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – beginning with school children. In countries where CPRRead More

A First Aid Kit for Every Activity

A First Aid Kit for Every Activity

Do you have a first aid kit at home? Do you know what items you should take on day trips, holidays or in your car? Off the shelf first aid kits usually contain basic staples that should be included in all first aid kits, however, it’s important to recognise thatRead More

How Can I Keep My CPR Skills Fresh?

How Can I Keep My CPR Skills Fresh?

Written by Megan Denny People who’ve learnt CPR know how important it is to be prepared in an emergency. When moments matter, having the knowledge and skills to act can save or restore someone’s life and prevent you from wondering – what if?   Quick quiz: You discover a co-worker onRead More

How to Choose a CPR Certification Class

How to Choose a CPR Certification Class

Written by Megan Denny During cardiac arrest, the odds of survival decrease by 7-10% every minute, and the average response time for emergency personnel is 8-12 minutes. When CPR can be started right away, the patient’s chance for survival can double or even triple.* In a study reported by theRead More

Disaster Preparedness – Advice from a First Responder

Disaster Preparedness – Advice from a First Responder

An emergency can occur anytime, anywhere. In the event of a disaster: – Are you and your family prepared to be self-sufficient for three to five days? – Do you have a rendezvous point other than your home? – How will you communicate without a phone or mobile device? WeRead More

Emergency Kits and Disaster Preparedness – What Every Household Needs

Emergency Kits and Disaster Preparedness – What Every Household Needs

Written by Megan Denny  In the event of an emergency or disaster, does your household have enough food, water and basic supplies to last 72 hours or more? Whether you’re building your first emergency kit or already have a disaster preparedness kit, review the list below to ensure your stockRead More

10 Reasons Parents Should Become EFR Certified

10 Reasons Parents Should Become EFR Certified

No matter how much preparation you do – classes you take, books you read, searched on google – nothing truly prepares you for becoming a parent. The responsibility and worry of getting it wrong can blind-side you from day one. Simple things like a grazed knee, which you’d ordinarily cleanRead More

CPR Certification Online: 3 Reasons You Need Hands-on Training

CPR Certification Online: 3 Reasons You Need Hands-on Training

  Written by Megan Denny  Whether you want to be prepared in an emergency, or learn CPR because of job requirement, it’s important to choose a CPR certification course that includes hands-on training. CPR is a physical skill like swinging a golf club or swimming, something that can’t be learnedRead More

8 Reasons for Taking an EFR Refresher Course

8 Reasons for Taking an EFR Refresher Course

How long ago was your Emergency First Response course? Could it be time for a refresh? Here are 9 reasons to keep your skills up to date with an EFR Refresher course: It’s all in the name – to refresh your skills. As with other skills that we learn inRead More