First Aid

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How to stay healthy this cold & flu season

It’s the time of year when the weather cools, the trees change colour, and we prepare for holidays this season. With Thanksgiving coming up, and more people gathering indoors, it will help to know these tips to keep you and your family as safe – and healthy – as possible this fall.

World First Aid Day: Safe + Sound with the Canadian Red Cross

For more than 70 years, the Canadian Red Cross has empowered Canadians through First Aid education and certification through training partners. The Red Cross free First Aid app also places life-saving advice in the hands of every Canadian. In British Columbia, one such Training Partner is Safe + Sound First Aid Training, which consistently provides Red Cross certified first aid and CPR training. More than two decades later, Gill McCulloch, the Owner/Director for Safe + Sound First Aid Training, continues to call this collaboration one of her best decisions to date.

Is your work-from-home environment as safe as you think?

It’s undeniable; the amount of people working from home in the last few years has exponentially increased. While working from the comfort of our home has its share of advantages for many, there are also considerations to take when thinking about safety.

Working together to save a life: how a work team switched gears in a first aid emergency

An operations crew within Public Works for the City of St. John’s, NL, found out the importance of teamwork – and training - in a recent first aid emergency resulting in the crew being nominated for the Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award.

5 ways to stay safe and cool while being active outdoors

A warm, sunny day is the ultimate motivation to take your workout outside. But a hot day and exercise can be an unsafe combination if you don't take the proper precautions.

Self-care tips for COVID-related anxiety

Dealing with this pandemic can be overwhelming. Many of us are struggling with what we’re seeing in the news, watching case numbers rise, or still aren’t ready to “get back to normal”. If you’re struggling, here are some tips to help take care of yourself:

"It was worth it": How N.S. author used first aid training to help

Award-winning author Rebecca Thomas, of Nova Scotia, thought getting trained in first aid may come in useful but she couldn’t have guessed within a couple months, Rebecca would find herself using these skills in two first aid emergencies.

Do you know the signs of a stroke?

When it comes to strokes, every second counts - that’s why it is so important to know the signs, and to act FAST.

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