Emergency First Aid Facts-Asthma

Asthma is an emergency and requires immediate first aid. Asthma is known as a chronic breathing disorder that causes the airways to swell and create mucous. This is the reason an asthmatic will cough, become short of breath and then you will hear the wheezing. Irritants Many thing can cause …

Emergency First Aid Facts-AED

Emergency First Aid Fact #16 If someone collapses, can I use an AED? Yes, you can! Anyone any age can use an AED. In an emergency grab the AED and help.  When you use AEDs immediately you save lives! AEDs or automated external defibrillators can be found across Ontario’s municipalities.…

COVID 19 lasts on surfaces

Would you be surprised? Be surprised at how long a COVID 19 or SARS-CoV2 last on surfaces up to a week? YUCK!       This studies findings come from the University of Hong Kong was published in April 2020 Article Link Illness in Children

Emergency First Aid Facts-Nosebleed

Emergency First Aid Fact # 872 There are a lot of myths out there regarding emergency first aid treatment. Every culture and family have their own remedies for anything that ails you. Our new series of 1001 first aid facts will reveal research-based essentials of what needs to be done.…

Worker safety lifeline fails

Six years after a Hamilton construction worker fell from 68th floor, inquest focuses on safety device Kevin Raposo was working on the 68th floor of a highrise building in Toronto in August 2013 when he fell to his death. After a self-retracting lifeline failed to save a Hamilton concrete worker…

Scavenger hunt to locate defibrillators!

Health professionals hope a giant scavenger hunt to locate GTA defibrillators saves lives: GTA Heart Map Challenge runs the entire month of March Gregg Lowe, an actor, is shown in a headshot where his implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is visible. The ICD is a small device placed in a patient’s chest to…

AED saves NHL player!

Blues’ Bouwmeester remains hospitalized after bench collapse St. Louis Blues defenceman Jay Bouwmeester remained hospitalized and was undergoing tests Wednesday one day after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim. General manager Doug Armstrong said the 36-year old Bouwmeester was unresponsive after collapsing…

Rowan’s Law Named after Fallen Rugby Player

On March 6, 2018 Ontario saw a little-known law passed call Rowan’s Law. (3)  As most laws that bear a person’s name in Ontario, this law was passed posthumously. Rowan Stringer an up and coming rugby player. This registered nursing student in the Ottawa area looked at life joyfully  before…