Happy New Year!

Here’s to good health and happiness in 2014!

Happy New Year!

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2013 Year in Review

This has been another exciting year for ON-SITE First Aid filled with wonderful people and opportunities! Before the year comes to an end, let’s have a look back at a few blog posts:

January – How to Supplement Your First Aid Kit for Your Furry Friend
February – Heart Facts
March – Gnome First Aid
April – Canadian Blood Services
May – Pop Culture First Aid #5: CPR
June – The Little Bee Sting Helper Card
July – Defibrillator Hot Spots in T.O.
August – First Aid Kit for International Travel
September – Concussion Checklist
October – My 2 Favourite Things: The Office Meets CPR!
November – Flying Under Fire Escape Kit
December – Sprains and Strains

2013-in-Review

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

There’s no better time to refresh your lifesaving skills. Contact us directly to set up an in-home, in-studio or in-office session today!

 

 

Sprains & Strains

Sprains and strains refer to painful stretching or tearing of tissues between bones and muscles, but these injuries are typically not serious and can be treated with a little RICE (more on that in a minute) and lots of TLC. We are especially prone to sprains and strains in the winter time when involved in activities like skating, skiing or snowboarding for the first time in a long time and doing so without adequately warming up our muscles.

Check out this month’s Quick Reference Guide all about treating sprains and strains.

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Be calm, be confident and think common sense!

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There’s no better time to refresh your lifesaving skills. If you are in the Toronto area, contact us directly to set up an in-home, in-studio or in-office session today!

 

 

 

 

First Aid Super Tip #9

Broken limbs cannot be planned for, and as much as we hope that we’ll have a beautifully stocked first aid kit at the ready, this isn’t always the case. In a pinch, use anything with a stable straight edge to support the injured limb.

First Aid Super Tip #9: If your victim has a broken leg, circumstances dictate that you have to move them and you don’t have a first aid kit with splints available, tie one leg to the other. The non-injured leg will act as a splint in a pinch and will allow for easier transport of the victim  (although they should ideally stay put and let help come to them, especially if the injury is severe).

 

Be calm, be confident and think common sense!

dianasig

There’s no better time to refresh your lifesaving skills. If you are in the Toronto area, contact us directly to set up an in-home, in-studio or in-office session today!