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5 Ways to Ensure Your Children Stay Safe

5 Ways to Ensure Your Children Stay Safe

Written by Alison Hush When the weather warms up and schools break up, kids look to enjoy many activities. We have five hot tips (excuse the pun!) for you to ensure your kids enjoy the holidays whilst staying safe and healthy. Have a First Aid Kit Handy! Emergency situations canRead More

Why Refreshing EFR Primary and Secondary Care Skills Is More Important Than Ever

Why Refreshing EFR Primary and Secondary Care Skills Is More Important Than Ever

Written by Liz Wilkie  EFR Primary and Secondary Care skills are almost the same as any other, in that if you don’t use ‘em, you’ll lose ‘em – but these are the skills that you really don’t want to lose. Often referred to more generally as ‘first-aid skills’, these areRead More

Make First Aid and CPR Training a Family Affair

Make First Aid and CPR Training a Family Affair

Falls, burns, and accidental poisoning are some of the most common household emergencies. If one of these accidents occurs in your home, is your family prepared to respond? Parents aren’t the only ones who should learn and practice lifesaving skills. Most school-aged children can and should learn basic first aidRead More

Adequate Care Provided is Better than Perfect Care Withheld

Adequate Care Provided is Better than Perfect Care Withheld

When a medical emergency occurs, trained bystanders sometimes hesitate to act. Why? Because they’re in denial, or they’re afraid of doing something wrong. In today’s post, we’ll examine some of the reasons people don’t take action, and why imperfect care is better than no help at all. In an emergencyRead More

Assemble Emergency Kit Essentials in 30 Minutes or Less

Assemble Emergency Kit Essentials in 30 Minutes or Less

Written by Megan Denny Disasters come in all shapes in sizes, earthquakes, fires, floods, winter storms and power outages, but 30 minutes is all you need to round up emergency essentials for you and your family. Don’t get caught unprepared; your future self will thank you. The items below willRead More

The Evolution of CPR Training

The Evolution of CPR Training

Ever wondered how the lifesaving procedure we call “CPR” came to be? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may seem like it’s been around for ages, but the technique wasn’t finalised until 1960. Even today, medical experts implement changes to improve CPR’s effectiveness; the most recent change occurred in 2015. CPR techniques throughoutRead More

SAMPLE Questions That Can Save Someone’s Life

SAMPLE Questions That Can Save Someone’s Life

You probably know CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and you may know the SIM card in your phone is its subscriber identification module. But, do you know how to use SAMPLE questions as an assessment tool for a patient who appears unwell? SAMPLE helps you remember the key questions toRead More

Would You Know How to Respond in an Emergency Situation?

Would You Know How to Respond in an Emergency Situation?

Emergency situations happen every day, especially when we least expect them. That’s why it’s so important to know how to respond to any situation that may present itself. Knowing how to administer the correct emergency care can potentially save a life. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to hear how PADI MasterRead More

Good Samaritan Laws and CPR

Good Samaritan Laws and CPR

In an emergency situation, when life literally hangs in the balance, some people choose to do nothing because they fear being sued. In today’s post, we’ll discuss Good Samaritan laws and whether those fears are warranted. In most states, provinces and countries, Good Samaritan laws protect bystanders who attempt toRead More

CPR and First Aid Refresher Training – Regain Your Confidence to Care

CPR and First Aid Refresher Training – Regain Your Confidence to Care

Your dining companion starts choking. What do you do first – back blows or abdominal thrusts? When performing CPR, should you start by opening the airway, performing chest compressions, or delivering rescue breaths? If you aren’t sure how to answer these questions, it may be time to enroll in EmergencyRead More