Tag: #first aid
Getting medical advice 24-7…
In Ontario, we’ve had Telehealth, where you may speak with a nurse anytime of day to receive medical advice. Now this service is called Health811. https://healthconnectontario.health.gov.on.ca/static/guest/home.
Why is CPR performed?
When a person is unconscious and not breathing for a few minutes, they need CPR. Is the purpose of CPR to restart the heart? Is it to keep the person’s brain alive? Is it to move the blood around the body? All of these may be true. The last two questions are more likely the…
Need a CPR-C certificate?
There’s a few spots open in our upcoming course in Brampton. Message if you are interested.
CPR- with or without breaths?
Even prior to COVID, there was enough evidence to validate that CPR compressions performed without breaths (called compression-only CPR) was very effective to yield similar outcomes as CPR with breaths. Although there are some exceptions, CPR can continue to be performed without breaths until EMS arrives on the scene. This relieves some bystanders who are…
95%+ are preventable…
What is an accident? An incident that truly is not preventable. Which means only ~5% of incidents are accidents and not preventable. Think prevention and be prepared! #prevention, #accidents, #firstaid, #incident
First aid – top of mind
Amongst other goals, consider adding “preparing yourself for an emergency”. Start by downloading the Red Cross app https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/first-aid-canadian-red-cross/id696881375