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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

When Pizza Attacks – Common Household Injuries

When Pizza Attacks – Common Household Injuries

Did you know there are more than 2,000 pizza-related injuries in the United States each year? According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the injury list includes: cuts related to slicing the pie, falling while carrying a pizza and burns from the pan or the pizza itself. TheRead More

Myths About Learning CPR

Myths About Learning CPR

Written by Megan Denny CPR training is an essential skill for parents, carers, and a requirement for many well-paying jobs. Unfortunately: Nearly one-third of UK adults are not comfortable performing CPR Only 54 percent of Americans report knowing how to do CPR A random survey in Germany found 16% hadRead More

Who Should Get Basic First Aid and CPR Training?

Who Should Get Basic First Aid and CPR Training?

Knowing what to do in an emergency situation could save the life of someone you care about. Consider these statistics: According to the American Heart Association: CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. More than 85 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home – not a hospital.Read 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

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