First Aid Super Tip #2

Sprains, strains, fractures & dislocations. They are absolutely NO FUN, however the key is to simply IMMOBILIZE the injury.

It’s unrealistic to think that there will always be a fully-stocked first aid kit available to help immobilize a bone or joint injury (such as a splint and triangular bandages), so in a pinch, you can get creative and find something else that will do the job:

– Wooden Spoon
– Ruler
– Magazine or soft cover book
– Pillow
– The victim’s other leg (if leg injury)

Be calm, be confident and think common sense!

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First Aid Super Tip #1

Nosebleeds… do you look up or look down? There has been some confusion and mystery over the last decade about how to help someone with a nosebleed, but we’re here to set the record straight:

PINCH YOUR NOSE & LOOK AT YOUR TOES.

That’s it. Easy peasy.

Ensure that the victim is pinching right below the bridge of their nose (and not closing it completely). Apply direct pressure there until the bleeding stops. If it doesn’t stop within 20 minutes, it’s time to go to the hospital.

As always, be calm, be confident & think common sense!

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!

Cooking With Allergies

I was recently inspired to write this post while watching the Food Network. After Chef Michael Smith whipped up a delicious lasagne, he pointed out that it had a number of potential allergens contained within, including gluten, dairy, eggs and shellfish. During this episode, Michael Smith emphasized the importance of adjusting classic recipes to accommodate those with allergies. In this episode (entitled Cooking With Allergies), he demonstrates a delicious Gluten Free Spinach Lasagne, as well as Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. Check out the recipes from this episode to make these tasty (and safe!) delights at home!

Have a yummy time!

We provide on-site anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen training, as well as Anaphylaxis Rescuer certifications. 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!