Anaphylaxis Treatment

Anaphylaxis Treatment

How to help someone who is suffering from Anaphylaxis is one of the most commonly asked questions in our first aid courses. We wanted to prepare a quick summary to help people remember how to treat someone who is suffering from anaphylaxis. What is Anaphylaxis?...
AUVI-Q Temporarily Available in Canada

AUVI-Q Temporarily Available in Canada

Health Canada announced that they have secured a temporary supply of AUVI-Q® epinephrine auto-injectors to help mitigate the current supply shortage of the EpiPen® 0.3 mg dose (adult dose). AUVI-Q auto-injectors were previously known as Allerject auto-injectors here...
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...