Compression Only CPR?

Some countries have adopted compression-only CPR as the main method taught to the public, while other countries including Canada have not. All our courses teach you 30 compressions and 2 breaths in a cycle. So why the difference? Aren’t we all human? CPR 30:2 In...

Does CPR actually help you survive?

That would be a hard question to answer… except; Sweden! Fully 1/3 of the adult population is trained in CPR and they have a national database of cardiac events. What better place could there be to do some research? So let’s ask some questions about CPR....

Don't choke your children

We’ve written about kids and choking before, but a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics has shown the kinds of things which our children can choke on…. and it’s not just Hot Dogs! So, what’s new about Choking Children? A new study of the...

5 Pool Safety Guidelines You Need To Know

Since the passing of The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) in December 2007, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) and other agencies have been conducting ongoing public education programs to heighten awareness regarding pool and...

Secondary Drowning – What is it?

Today’s topic is water safety & secondary drowning – sometimes called Delayed Drowning. In short, it’s a condition in which a person who has survived near-drowning then goes on to ‘drown’ on dry land or in their bed at a later time....

Death – it's not so sudden?

It’s our 100th Blog post! So let’s get back to basics and talk about CPR and preventing death. One of the advantages and disadvantages of working where I do, in a hospital, is that it brings death and dying much closer. Along with that, it brings some...