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DIY First Aid Kit – Using Household Items

Posted on Mar 2 by

Make Your Own First Aid Kit – With Household Items   First aid kits are important to have around the house. They should be accessible and filled with everything you may need in case of an emergency. Most often, people only have a box of Band-Aids and some Polysporin lying in a drawer and don’t bother to actually make a first aid kit. But the fact is that if you make your own DIYfirst aid kit, you will feel comfortable and prepared that you have what you need should an emergency occur. First aid kits don’t have to be the pre-bought expensive ones. You are able to make your own using things right there in your own home. Find these items around the house to make your own hefty first aid kit!   Container for your DIY first aid kit Begin your first aid kit by finding some sort of sealable container you can keep the items stored in. If you have any left-over or unused Tupperware bins, they work great! Rubbermaid bins can withstand water and will stay sealed,...


Responding to an Emergency: A Step by Step Guide

Posted on Feb 27 by

  Knowing how to do first aid and CPR is an important skill to have in an emergency situation. Of course, you hope that it should never come to that point, but preparation is key. There are certain steps you should take between finding the person and using an AED to save their life. With all of the information out there on the actions you should take, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the reason we get certificated is so that we do know what to do when the time comes. Keeping yourself up to date on the latest and most effective efforts is important when jumping in to save someone’s life. No matter how scary it may be, remember that simply stepping up to assist has increased that person’s chance of survival significantly. Even more so if you use an AED! Reduce your stress – Here are step-by-step instructions so you are knowledgeable if the time should come!   Finding the Individual DANGER: Search for any dangers that may affect you! It is important that before rushing in you...


CPR Recertification – Why Knowing the Latest is Best!

Posted on Feb 15 by

  Some people believe that lifesaving training is based off of common sense, and that doing a course is a once in a lifetime thing. The fact is that first aid and CPR recertification training should be something we constantly return to and learn the latest. Not only is this preparing you better for an emergency, but it is also protecting those around you by becoming the knowledgeable individual present. Over time, methods, practices, and approaches change and what we learned a few years ago in a CPR class no longer applies. Science is to thank for these changes. As we learn more about the human body and how it works, we can better understand how to assist in an emergency. Knowing the latest allows you to step in and confidently/properly help out. Not only that but it will also increase the chance of survival of the individual in need of assistance.   Changes to Past Approaches Over the years as science has developed further, approaches to first aid and CPR have changed drastically. Research has proven many past...


The Good Samaritan Act – Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared to Use an AED

Posted on Feb 9 by

Often people wonder if waiting for someone else to help a person in need is better in those times you aren’t 100% sure what you are doing. They are scared that if they do something incorrect or don’t know how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) that they will be held responsible for a person’s injuries or decease. The fact of the matter is that if you even have the slightest idea of what you are doing, you should run in without hesitation. You may be this person’s only chance of survival and it is crucial that you jump in right away. Many are afraid to use an AED because it delivers shocks to a person’s body and they believe it is more dangerous than leaving the victim alone until a professional can arrive. The stories where people have been sued by the victim because a rib was broken during assistance, also causes people to hesitate from helping someone. But for those who live in Canada, you have no need to worry. In Canada, there is a legislation...


Heart Month – Everything You Need to Know!

Posted on Feb 6 by

  If you have been present on social media in the past few days, you have probably noticed people discussing Hearth Month. Most assume that “heart month” is for Valentine’s day, but since when did it become a whole month? Heart Month is actually a month-long event dedicated to the heart (the “lub-dub” heart, not the Valentine’s shape)! Unfortunately, many people are not aware that this is in effect and go about their daily business not knowing any better. The fact is, that everyone should know what heart month is about because it is a month filled with support, fundraising, awareness and … yes, even a little love! Here is all you need to know about Heart Month and knowing how to keep your heart in tip-top shape!   What is Heart Month? Heart Month takes place in the month of February and is focused around heart health. Most of North America takes part in this monthly occasion by hosting various events and speaking up for those with heart disease. All across the country people discuss how they can...


Sunday Recipe Makeover: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Posted on Feb 6 by

  With the cold weather, it is easy to give up on buying your meal plan, and instead order in some pizza. It is quick and easy meal solution, but extremely unhealthy. But how, you ask, do I satisfy my pizza craving without filling my body with the bad stuff? Save yourself the guilt and carbs and turn your pizza into a healthy one with this easy and delicious cauliflower crust pizza! This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and low calorie so you don’t feel ashamed eating more than two pieces. The best part about this recipe is that you can choose whatever toppings you like! Whether you are a ham-and-pineapple person or only cheese, you can customize your pizza to your own preferences. Check out this yummy pizza crust recipe and satisfy those pizza cravings tonight!   Ingredients 2 ½ cups grated/ground cauliflower ½ tsp. dried basil ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. garlic powder ¼ cup parmesan cheese (shredded) ¼ cup mozzarella cheese pinch of kosher salt 1 egg (slightly beaten)     Directions Preheat the oven to...