What is Basic Life Support or BLS certification and recertification?

Basic Life Support or BLS refers to the CPR certification required by most healthcare providers and first responders like paramedics, firefighters and nurses. This training prepares participants to work in high-performance teams and provide high-quailty cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with fewer interruptions. BLS provides a higher level of care to patients in cardiac arrest with the […]

Toronto Bystanders Give First Aid CPR to Yonge St. Tragedy Victims

On April 23, a monster driving a van jumped the curb on Toronto’s Yonge Street, leaving a trail of 10 dead and 16 injured people. It was a deliberate and incomprehensible act that sent bystanders into quick action to provide CPR and first aid and provide help where needed. Media interviewed many of the amazing […]

New App Helps Parents Find Babysitters

Finding an available reliable babysitter in today’s society can often be a daunting challenge. While new technologies attempt to ease the process there will always remain certain basic guidelines we should follow. Here are 7 things to consider when hiring a babysitter: 1. Reliable recommendations from friends and family – I cannot stress references enough […]

Keeping Halton Region Safe with CPR / AED Training Support Videos

SOS First Aid is excited to share these Halton Region resources available for everyone online showcasing a series of CPR / AED Training videos that will help refresh your skills and knowledge already gained from our certified level CPR / AED Courses. Halton Region has developed a series of short videos that teach people in […]

Toronto pharmacist, cop save heart attack victim on trans-Pacific flight

Pharmacists in Ontario who give out vaccines must be certified with CPR training. Yet a Toronto pharmacist who practices in Oakville certainly didn’t realize his training requirement would have resulted in the need to save a passenger on an overnight trans-Pacific flight. With quick thinking and action, their training prepared them to provide continuous CPR (cardio […]