This is going to save lives

‘This is going to save lives’: People calling 911 in N.S. can now be directed to nearest AED Timing crucial as people’s chance of survival goes down every minute in a cardiac arrest Emergency dispatchers in Nova Scotia can now tell callers at the scene of a suspected cardiac arrest…

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…

Starbucks Employee’s Mental Health

EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT JANUARY 2020 BY BEN COLEY STARBUCKS Last fall, more than 10,000 Starbucks managers and field leaders from across the nation and Canada came together for a session specifically regarding mental health. Starbucks announced Monday that it is forging ahead with comprehensive plans to aid and support the mental health of its…

Teens save teacher with defibrillator

Montreal high school students save teacher’s life using CPR, defibrillator Grade 11 students Leya Nahra, Massinissa and Gaya Berrouche had taken first aid courses Leya Nahra, left, and brothers Massinissa, centre, and Gaya Berrouche jumped into action when a teacher at their school collapsed during a lesson. (Radio-Canada)   Three students…

Man found in cold after car crash

Man found in cold after car crash near Saskatoon dies in hospital: RCMP   WARMAN, Sask. — Saskatchewan RCMP say a man who appeared to be suffering from hypothermia following a car crash has died. Mounties were called early on Boxing Day about someone walking in the middle of a highway…

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…

No One Stopped To Help!

  Three people were involved in a collision and not one car or person stopped to offer first aid before police arrived. No one! My question is why? Are they afraid of being sued? Are they worried they might make injuries worse? Here are my thoughts on the subject. I…

Teen saves dad’s life

‘He was losing his heartbeat’: Windsor teen saves dad’s life with CPR learned 2 days earlier Catholic Central High School student Turki Ayash, left, saved the life of his father Ahmad, right, by using CPR skills he learned in school. (Dale Molnar/CBC) A Grade 11 student at Catholic Central High…

Free overdose kits

Get free training and overdose kit is not a new idea. A public health emergency in 2016?  The Ontario government has been offering free training on a life saving medication called Naloxone back in 2016. Then why are we still trying to get the message out and convince people to…

Overdoses and Heart Attacks

Brought Back from the Dead: Planning for Overdoses and Heart Attacks August 8, 2019 | Jason Rivait A June 2019 Government of Canada report describes a disturbing trend of rising opioid-related deaths in Canada, a situation it called an opioid crisis. High-rise condominiums face unique challenges when planning for medical emergencies such as overdoses…