Poison Control

What would you do if your child accidentally swallowed a substance they shouldn’t have? You read the label and all you see is a symbol that indicates it is poisonous. You enter crisis mode. You freeze. What do you do? Or perhaps you started using a new cleaning product, some gets on your skin, and you break out into hives.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

Halloween is a fun time of year for everyone—young or old. Young children get to dress up in costume and knock on doors for treats, young adults have fun attending costume parties, and older adults enjoy taking their favorite little ones out trick-or-treating. Before heading out trick-or-treating this year, review these handy tips to ensure everyone has a fun, safe

First Aid and Safety Tips for Back to School

It’s time to go back to school! Well, maybe not for you, but your kids at least! While your kids might not be like Billy Madison trying to prove to their dad that they aren’t a fool, for many parents, it can be a relief when the kids go back to school. However, many parents are concerned about the safety

Signs of a Stroke

You’ve probably heard the “Act FAST” phrase to remember the signs of a stroke. They stand for Face, Arms, Speech, and Time. A more recent version is being used and should be followed instead, called “BE FAST.” It stands for Balance off/dizzy, Eyes, Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, and Time to call 911. Let’s talk about what a stroke

Daycare First Aid Training

When you send your child off to daycare, you’ll find peace of mind knowing that they will be in good hands. There will be plenty of toys and social interaction with other children, of course. But also, you can rest easy knowing that your daycare provider is licensed in first aid and CPR training.   Child care licensing is regulated

Signs of a Concussion

You’ve heard about football players getting concussions left and right, or people involved with car accidents getting concussions. You might think you’re immune and the symptoms don’t apply to you, but especially if you are often around little ones, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of concussion.   The Mayo Clinic defines a concussion as a “traumatic brain

CPR Safety for Electrical Contractors

By now you know how valuable CPR and first aid training is. Even if you work in an office setting, the skills you learn are invaluable. You never know when you will need them in a public setting, like an airport or restaurant. One of those groups is electrical contractors. While electrical contractors aren’t working firsthand in the field, it’s

Heat Safety

It might be hard to believe that summer is right around the corner, especially because snow just fell in early May in Minnesota, but warmer temperatures are on the horizon. Young or old, it’s time to address heat safety so you can have an enjoyable summer and avoid heat exhaustion and a murderous sunburn a la The Hangover.   Know

Is Your Summer Camp Counselor CPR/First Aid Certified?

If you’re sending your kids off to summer camp this year, you’re probably hoping for a certain level of expertise from the camp counselors. You want to know that they have been counselors for years, that they’ve dealt with emergency situations, and that they have some sort of training. Of course, camp counselors are going to be pros at building

Pediatric CPR Training for Babysitters

In a recent pediatric CPR and first aid class we taught for daycare providers, there was a fifth grader in attendance. The reasoning? “I want an up on my competition.” As a babysitter in the community, it was a smart move and we couldn’t help but smile!   We all hope that we won’t have to deal with an emergency