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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.

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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 in Canada.

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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Public AED Units

Public Access AED units have been making a difference here in Ottawa since 2001 when the units were first installed. The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Paramedic Service have placed AED units in all recreation centres (pools, arenas, and fitness centres), libraries and... read more