Is Your AED Ready to Shock?

Is Your AED Ready to Shock?

The AED unit is a sophisticated electronic device, even if they don’t always look like it. The AED allows medical treatment to be delivered to the patient from someone with no medical training by: Interpreting dozens of heart rhythms and delivering a shock only to...
Naloxone Home Kit – Information Training

Naloxone Home Kit – Information Training

Background Across Canada people are dying from opioid drug overdose. Opioids are primarily used to relieve pain. Examples of opioids include oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl, heroin, codeine, etc. These drugs can be highly addictive and are frequently abused. As a result...
Pfizer Canada Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Epipen

Pfizer Canada Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Epipen

Pfizer Canada Inc., which is the distributor of the EpiPen® devices in Canada that are used to treat anaphylactic reactions announced a recall on their product. The recall is specific to one lot of adult dose EpiPens and one lot of the child dose EpiPens. Specifically...
Get to Know Ottawa’s Public Access Defibrillator Units

Get to Know Ottawa’s Public Access Defibrillator Units

Here in Ottawa you will find an AED unit in every City of Ottawa recreation centre (pool, arena, community centre) as well as libraries, curling arenas and client service centres. You will also find an AED unit in the majority of high schools as well as some...
Chase McEachern Act and AED Units in Ontario

Chase McEachern Act and AED Units in Ontario

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units have been becoming more common. You might have seen an AED unit in your local community centre, church, mall, and fitness centre. AED units are designed for public access and use in the event that there is an emergency...