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…

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…

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…

Think you don’t need training?

Many people tell me they don’t need first aid training because they work in an office setting. I hate to break the new to you but, life happens. Unfortunately, a staff member of Niagaroma Spa was killed by a car inside the spa. Yes, inside the store. Take the time…

Who to train?

Workers Safety Board has been around in Ontario for a long time in one form or another. As far back as 1886 as the Workmen’s Compensation for Injury Act, then Workmen’s Compensation Act of 1914. The administration was known as the Workmen’s Compensation Board (WCB). “Workmen” was changed to “Workplace”…