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What's in your first aid kit? A well-stocked, easy to access first aid kit can make all the difference in an emergency or make your life easier in a simple boo boo situation. There are some key items that you should always have in any first aid kit whether it's for home, travel, or the cottage. These items are: - Gauze pads: You should have both 4x4 and 2x2 gauze pads on hand to cover any size of wound. These pads should be sterile and having a large quantity is recommended in case of a deadly bleed that requires multiple...

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Last week we covered Cold Water Immersion and what can happen in the first two stages of falling into freezing cold water. In this week's video we go over hypothermia, how to rescue someone, treat them, and wrap them while waiting for help to arrive. If you see someone who has fallen into freezing water the first thing is to do is always call 911 or have someone else call 911 right away. Second, make sure you do not enter the freezing water yourself at any point and if possible put on a personal flotation device before you begin attempting...

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Cold water immersion is an incident that is most commonly thought to be synonymous with hypothermia. But did you know that there are 3 other stages to Cold water immersion that can be life-threatening before someone's body reaches the state of hypothermia? Understanding these stages and how they effect the human body can help you if you ever end up in this situation or come across someone who has.  First we need to identify what cold water is. Did you know that the temperature of all bodies of water in Canada could cause a cold water immersion situation? Obviously the...

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Deadly bleeds are scary and life-threatening, this blog and video demonstrates how to effectively recognize and treat these types of injuries.

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Rural Rescue offers on-site first aid training for all of your workplace needs. With certifications through the Canadian Red Cross and Heart & Stroke we meet all WSIB requirements!

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