The 7 Steps of First Aid

A person is prepared to perform basic first aid procedures

In moments of crisis, knowing how to act effectively can be the dividing line between relief and tragedy. First aid, the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness, involves simple yet vital procedures that can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. The significance of first aid extends beyond saving lives; it also aids in reducing … read more

Agonal Breathing: What is it? What should I do?

A person helps another person with agonal breathing

Agonal breathing, a term that may sound unfamiliar to many, is a critical aspect of understanding and responding to breathing emergencies. Whether you’ve encountered it firsthand or have only heard the term in passing, it is essential to grasp the significance of recognizing and addressing agonal breathing promptly. 

Let’s look more closely at agonal breathing, shedding light on its nature, … read more

The Importance of First Aid Training

An instructor teaching a group of students CPR

Accidents can happen at any time and place, and often, they occur without warning. Whether it is a minor injury or a life-threatening situation, knowing how to administer proper first aid can make all the difference. This is why first aid training is so important, as it equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate assistance in … read more

Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Everything You Need to Know

A conceptual image depicting bloodborne pathogens

If you have questions about bloodborne pathogen training, we have answers!

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that can be found in human blood and can cause diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. These pathogens can also be present in other body fluids like semen, vaginal secretions, and saliva. They can spread through contact with infected blood or body … read more

Who Primarily Benefits from First Aid Training?

A worker benefits from his coworker’s first aid training

Simply put, the answer to the question of “who primarily benefits from first aid training” is literally everyone. Those who complete the training gain a better understanding of how to help in an emergency. Those in an emergency benefit from people around them who have completed CPR and first aid training. And that’s not all.

Let’s take a closer look … read more

Who Needs CPR Certification?

Someone on the ground in the street getting CPR

When we think of CPR and resuscitation, we often imagine a scenario in which someone collapses and emergency workers rush in to help. In these situations, we often don’t think of ourselves as the one who is performing CPR, the one to save a life. We think that this will be a medical professional or a law enforcement officer.

But … read more

Who Needs BLS Certification?

2 people with BLS certification perform CPR

Do you have questions about BLS certification? 

You may already be familiar with CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications, but BLS classes and certifications are a bit different. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the questions we often hear about BLS certification.

What is BLS certification

BLS stands for Basic Life Support. This is … read more