Plant Poisoning in Spring

Plant Poisoning in Spring

With all this nice weather, we hope you and your children are getting chance to enjoy your yard, garden or the local parks and wild spaces. Of course, with nice weather comes all the nice flowers. Now, which ones are poisonous and which did your child just eat? We...

SAMPLE – Questions to ask a Casualty

SAMPLE questions – what does that even mean? ‘SAMPLE’ helps to make sure we ask some of the key things we need to know when providing first aid to someone (after we’ve done things like the ABCs, of course): Signs & Symptoms Allergies...

Can a first aider leave someone to die?

We recently got some fan mail (yes, people do love us) that I think is worth discussing here in more detail. It seems to me that the person had read our ‘4 Bs’ article. Cutting right to the chase, the core question is “Can a first aider leave someone...

Canadian Law and First Aid

Now let’s start with the obligatory disclaimer thing. First, we’re based in B.C. and what we’re going to say relates to practices here – I’m told it’s different elsewhere. Also, remember that we’re first aid & safety...

What to say to someone while you’re doing first aid on them

Wow, we get some interesting questions from blog visitors. It’s hard to know where to start with this one as it seems to come instinctively now – just be yourself. Still, there are some hints and tips we can share about what to say to someone while you’re...
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