What are your OFA kit contents at work?

One of the commonest questions we get while teaching workplace first aid (OFA1 in BC) is “What should we have in our first aid kit at work?” It would be easy to say ‘it’s in your training pack – go and look’ but we’ll also...

When are you too young to learn CPR?

Following on from our last post in which we said ‘anyone can do it’ comes an interesting report about a 9-year-old saving his 2-year-old sister by doing CPR. – he said “I just went running outside and I did CPR on her. I knew what I was doing.” And...

Everyone can learn CPR

As instructors we always say that anyone can learn CPR and that everyone should. We’ve taught people of all ages and abilities, young and old, able bodied and in wheelchairs, folks with learning difficulties, those who struggled to reach the floor and plenty of...

When you should stop CPR

There were a couple of news articles this week which got me thinking about the topic. In one, CPR was successful – in the more tragic story, it wasn’t. Naturally much of a first aid class focuses on when to do CPR and how. That’s why we’re...
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