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First Aid and CPR

Canadian Red Cross and Heart and Stroke Foundation share the science behind new first aid guidelines

February 22, 2016 - Cleaning with soap and water might seem like the best way to disinfect a cut, but new research calls for scrapping the soap and rinsing for five minutes with clean, running tap water instead. The change to this widely adopted practice is one of many updates included in the new Canadian First Aid and CPR guidelines, which are the focus this week at the Canadian Emergency Care Conference, co-sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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New poll suggests a majority of Canadians believe they are obligated to perform CPR - yet more than half fear they lack the training

November 03, 2014 - While the majority of Canadians believe that passers-by have a duty to help others who show signs of not breathing or are unconscious, many fear harming someone or legal ramifications from performing CPR, according to new polling released by the Canadian Red Cross. 

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Red Cross encourages Canadians to update First Aid training

September 12, 2014 - This World First Aid Day, September 13th, the Canadian Red Cross is calling on all Canadians to ensure they have the proper First Aid skills and confidence needed to save lives in an emergency situation. 
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ANNUAL OPERATIONAL REPORT: The Red Cross is Ready to Respond Throughout Quebec -

January 10, 2014 -

Across Quebec, the Red Cross' humanitarian mission is realized through numerous activities such as emergency assistance to those affected by disasters, swimming and water safety courses, first aid courses and disaster preparedness.


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ANNUAL OPERATIONAL REPORT: The Red Cross is Ready to Respond Throughout Quebec

January 09, 2014 - Across Quebec, the Red Cross' humanitarian mission is realized through numerous activities such as emergency assistance to those affected by disasters, swimming and water safety courses, first aid courses and disaster preparedness.
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Canadians not confident they could respond to a heart attack: New Red Cross app helps users provide life-saving first aid

November 07, 2013 - Nearly 40 per cent of Canadians say they have been in an emergency situation where they have had to perform first aid, but few believe they could help someone suffering a heart attack.
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New Red Cross first aid app puts life-saving help on your phone

September 12, 2013 - In advance of World First Aid Day on September 14, the Canadian Red Cross has launched a new first aid app to increase Canadians’ skills and confidence to intervene in health emergencies.
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Canadians not confident in their abilities to help someone suffering from cardiac arrest, new poll suggests

November 05, 2012 -

According to recent polling by the Canadian Red Cross, the majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs if someone were experiencing a cardiac emergency, but fewer than half say they would be able to do something to help.


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World First Aid Day: Canadians not prepared for medical emergencies, suggests new poll

September 07, 2012 -

Recent polling by the Red Cross shows that nearly 40 per cent of Canadians say they have been in an emergency situation where they have had to perform first aid; however, only 18 per cent are currently certified.


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Number of Canadians trained in first aid at dangerous low, suggests new poll

September 05, 2012 -

Recent polling by the Red Cross shows that nearly 40 per cent of Canadians say they have been in an emergency situation where they have had to perform first aid; however, only 18 per cent are currently certified.


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