The chain of survival refers to a series of actions that, properly executed, reduce the mortality associated with sudden cardiac arrest. The four interdependent links in the chain of survival are early access, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced cardiac life support.
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By law, all employers in the province of Ontario who are covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act must have accessible first aid equipment available to workers at all times, adequate safety training for their employees, as well as provide a safe working environment. The different requirements that are necessary for a workplace, in regards […]
February is Heart Month, a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health, and what we can to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease. We encourage you to watch this excellent video from Heart and Stroke: Why we all should know CPR.
Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone. We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends. If we […]
Stroke is a medical emergency. Recognizing and responding immediately to the warning signs of stroke by calling 9-1-1 or your local emergency number can significantly improve survival and recovery. If a person is diagnosed with a stroke caused by a blood clot, doctors can administer a clot-busting drug available only at a hospital, and only within a few crucial […]