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  • Jan
    12

    Marine Advanced First Aid


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  • Sep
    29

    Marine Basic First Aid


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    Basic two-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the marine/fishing industry. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008.

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  • Dec
    03

    Customized Courses for Family Fears and Circumstances


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    Basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses.

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  • Feb
    04

    Real Estate, Retail, PAD Programs and Defibrillators


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    Read presentation on real estate and AEDs!

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  • Feb
    04

    Current Best Selling items: Zoll AED Plus


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    ZOLLs AED Plus features Real CPR, a tool that is able to actually see what you are doing and provide feedback to help you do it well. Audio and visual prompts help you rescue with confidence and clarity unmatched by any other automated external defibrillator (AED).

    • Not pushing hard enough? It will tell you when to push harder.
    • Pushing hard enough? It will say, Good compressions.
    • Not pushing fast enough? A metronome will lead you to the right rate.
    • It will even show you the depth of each compression. In real time.
    • Not yet started? The AED Plus will tell you again to get started.
    • Compressions stopped? It will tell you to continue.

    ZOLL believes an AED should not just deliver a shock. It should also help the rescuer provide high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Thats why you need ZOLLs AED Plus with Real CPR Help.

    The AED Plus offers:

    • Real CPR Help for rate and depth of compressions.
    • Support for the complete Chain of Survival.
    • Help to all victims of SCA, even those for which no shock is advised.
    • A one-piece pad for fast and accurate placement.
    • Consumer lithium camera batteries available from retail stores.

    Other important features:

    • Intelligent Pediatric Capability.
    • ZOLLs Rectilinear Biphasic Waveform.
    • Total AED Program Management with En-Pro.
    • Guidelines 2010 Ready.
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  • Feb
    04

    What Does the College Say?


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    An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable automatic device used to restore normal heart rhythm to patients in cardiac arrest. AED is applied outside the body. It automatically analyzes the patients heart rhythm and advises the rescuer whether or not a shock is needed to restore a normal heart beat. If, as a result of the shock, the patients heart resumes beating normally, the heart has been defibrillated. In the May 2007 Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, guest article by Dr. Dan Haas, Professor of Pharmacology in both the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Toronto, outlined the benefits of the use of an AED and introduced the concept of these devices becoming standard equipment in a dental office.

    Click below for the full article:

    Royal College of Dental Surgeons Ontario on the need for AEDs in dental offices

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  • Apr
    28

    AED Legislation in Canada


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    By Yaseen Hemeda / safety-reporter.com
    For Traci Wells, it started out like any other day in the office. She was standing in line waiting to get her morning cup of coffee when, suddenly, something went terribly wrong.Wells started turning blue, and collapsed. Fortunately, it was first thing in the morning so there were a lot of people around me and somebody started to do CPR, said Wells, senior manager of leadership and skill development at Rogers Communications in Toronto.Quick-thinking employees grabbed an automated external defibrillator (AED) and were able to revive her within four minutes of her collapse. What Wells experienced was a heart attack, which resulted in sudden cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart stops.My heart had completely stopped so they shocked me twice with the AED which brought my heart back to life, she said.

    An AED is a small, portable device that assesses the heart of a person in cardiac arrest for a shockable rhythm. If such a rhythm is detected, a button is pressed to deliver a shock or series of shocks to the victims heart, allowing it to return to a normal rhythm.

    Prior to this dramatic event, Wells experienced no warning signs or symptoms and did not have a medical history of heart problems.

    Thats why it was so scary, because I did not feel any warning signs and I am still undiagnosed. They don’t know why it happened, said Wells, of the July 9, 2009, event. I just remember walking to work in the morning and that’s it.

    Wells attack was the first time an AED was used at Rogers. Wells feels she wouldn’t be alive had her company not invested in AED.

    Even if it is only ever used once, the power of being able to save a life is pretty phenomenal, said Wells. This makes me a lot more committed to Rogers. I want to work for a place that cares about people.

    Kerry Wallace, senior manager of health and safety at Rogers, said Wells case has elevated the awareness about the need for AEDs in the workplace.

    ‘We recognized we don’t have them at all our sites and what is the cost of human life?’ said Wallace. You are protecting your human resources and that’s the number one priority to the company. Without our people the company doesn’t exist. It’s an investment in your people.

    Rogers is working on an implementation program to have defibrillators installed at every regularly staffed site. Richmond, B.C.-based London Drugs is another company investing rigorously in AEDs. It has defibrillators in every one of its 73 stores across Canada and has trained about 1,000 employees on the proper use of AEDs.

    Every London Drugs location will ensure an employee trained in AED use is present when there are customers and staff in the store, said president Wynne Powell, who claims the chain is the first Canadian retailer to put an AED in every location.

    But despite examples like Rogers and London Drugs, the reality is AEDs remain relatively uncommon in the workplace, said Laurie Morrison, a medical doctor and a spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Until legislation is mandated that every employer has to have one, then the use of AEDs will be small, she said.

    Because Canada does not mandate the use of AEDs, there is no national cardiac arrest database that would document incident rates for the number of AEDs in the workplace or frequency of use.

    But cardiac arrest is a significant killer. There are about 40,000 cardiac arrests in Canada every year thats one about every 12 minutes, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. And less than five per cent of victims who suffer an attack outside a hospital survive and the vast majority (70 per cent) of cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital.

    Ontarios Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) reports it has registered an average of 200 claims for acute myocardial infarctions” in laypersons terms a heart attack that occurred in the workplace over the last three years. But not all heart attacks that occur at work are necessarily job related, and the WSIB considers each case on its own merits.

    Having an AED onsite can vastly improve a victims chance of survival, said Morrison. With an AED, the chance of survival from cardiac arrest can increase by 75 per cent or more over CPR on its own. Defibrillation is more successful if performed within five minutes of cardiac arrest and the chances of survival decreases up to 10 per cent for every minute that passes after the arrest.

    A workplace with 2,000 people and an average age of 40 years can expect at least one incident of cardiac arrest in the workplace each year, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

    Many employers are not aware of these statistics and education is an important step to fighting workplace complacency, said Morrison.

    I think companies are not aware they should have AEDs and don’t know it can save a life. They fear it will be too expensive, she said.

    For her part, Morrison is advocating for AEDs to become mandatory in all public places. In Ontario, a private members bill passed second reading in May and, if passed, will make it the first province in Canada to mandate AEDs.

    AEDs should be as common as fire extinguishers, said Morrison.

    Its sad that we value buildings and structures more than we value human life, she said. The fire extinguisher is going to save the building but an AED can save a life.

    Yaseen Hemeda is an HR compliance product writer for Consult Carswell.

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  • Feb
    04

    Your Business Safety is our Business Safety.


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    Your business is in a position where the failure to be properly equipped can mean the difference between life and death for someone under your care. Although no legal advice is offered on this website, you need to consider Occupier’s Liability legislation, your industry professional standards and guidelines, community standards of care and your personal and professional conscience.

    In the hands of the rescuer lives a chance for survival.

    Your Business must be a safe environment for your family,visitors and/or employees.

    Are you prepared?

    Four Chambers Safety Specialists is Canada’s Finest Full Service Risk Mitigation Team of Experts:

    First Aid and CPR Certification AED Sales, Training and Planning Staff Safety Workshops Legal Risk Management Consultations Business Safety Analysis Lunch and Learn Seminars Corporate Policy and Procedure Review

    Create a chain of survival – the absence of one could mean the difference for you and your business.

    All statistics across the world are consistent in showing benefits from early CPR.

    These statements are fair generalizations supported by International Heart Associations:

    • Early CPR and defibrillation within the first 3–5 minutes after collapse, plus early advanced care can result in high (greater than 50 percent) long-term survival rates for witnessed ventricular fibrillation.
    • The value of early CPR by bystanders is that it can “buy time” by maintaining some blood flow to the heart and brain during cardiac arrest. Early bystander CPR is less helpful if EMS personnel equipped with a defibrillator arrive later than 8–12 minutes after the collapse.

    Sudden Cardiac Death (S.C.D.)

    • Sudden Cardiac Death from coronary heart disease occurs roughly 1000 times per day in North America. The risk in adults is estimated to be about 1 per 1,000 adults 35 years of age and older per year.

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  • Feb
    04

    Four Chambers has specialized and unique custom workshops including:


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    Private in-home family workshops

    * Infant CPR and Home safety basics
    * Infand/ Child CPR
    * First Aid for infants and children
    * Adult CPR Basics
    * Customized programs to meet your families requirements.
    Of course, Certification Courses are always available for on-site training as well.

    Four Chambers also offers:

    Celebrity and Athlete Discreet Programming

    skyline condos torontoThis is a VIP program customized to meet the lifestyle needs of the film, media, celebrity and professional athlete industries. Our professional and discreet staff come to your home or studio and offer customized programs for your family, staff, security and assistants. Take your safety and your familys safety into your own hands. Most industry professionals we have encountered recognize the strong need for defibrillators in both the work and home environments. Our sales expertise and discreet guidance will take you from A through Z. Contact us for details and an initial free consultation.

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    Lawyer, Camp Director, Emergency Medical Responder, Expert Educator, Provincial supervising instructor for the Canadian Red Cross, School Safety Expertise, Boards Of Education P.D. Programs, Weather and Flight expertise

    Lunch and Learn Business Seminars

    Our staff will come to your boardroom to keep staff up to speed on health and safety requirements specific to your needs and industry. Join our perpetual program and market yourself with our F.C.S.S. Safe seal stamp of approval!

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  • Feb
    04

    AED What is an Automated External Defibrillator?


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    Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

    • AEDs are computerized devices that are now about the size of a laptop computer. They can be used by healthcare providers (such as Emergency Medical Response providers) and by lay rescuers. They are attached to victims who are thought to be in cardiac arrest, and they provide voice and visual prompts to lead rescuers through the steps of operation. AEDs analyze the victims heart rhythm, determine if a defibrillation shock is needed, then prompt the rescuer to clear the victim and deliver a shock.
    • Lay rescuer AED programs (also known as Public Access Defibrillation or PAD programs) train lay rescuers such as security guards, police and firefighters in CPR and use of an AED and equip the rescuers with automated external defibrillators.
    • The first out-of-hospital defibrillation device weighed 110 pounds; today they weigh less than 8 pounds.
    • They are now becoming expected available medical equipment. Four Chambers Safety Specialists see AEDs as the fire extinguisher of the future. We anticipate all businesses and homes will be equipped with an AED in the near future.

    Increased survival with CPR and AEDs

    • In cities such as Seattle, Washington, where CPR training is widespread and EMS response and time to defibrillation is short, the survival rate for witnessed VF cardiac arrest is about 30 percent.
    • In cities such as New York City, where few victims receive bystander CPR and time to EMS response and defibrillation is longer, survival from sudden VF cardiac arrest averages 12 percent.
    • Some recent studies have documented the positive effect of lay rescuer AED programs in the community. These programs all ensure adequate training, and a planned response to ensure early recognition of cardiac arrest and EMS call, immediate bystander CPR, early defibrillation and early advanced care. Lay rescuer AED programs consisting of police in Rochester, Minn., security guards in Chicago’s OHare and Midway airports, and security guards in Las Vegas casinos have achieved 74 percent survival for adults with sudden, witnessed, VF cardiac arrest. These programs are thought to be successful because rescuers are trained to respond efficiently and all survivors receive immediate bystander CPR plus defibrillation within 35 minutes.
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