THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

What is a Coronavirus? A Coronavirus is named for the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface. Corona is Latin for crown. The Novel Coronavirus or CoVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan China in December of 2019. If this was discovered a month later we’d be...

INFECTION CONTROL

INFECTION CONTROL

Sometimes it’s a good idea to stay at arm’s-length. What is your understanding of arm’s-length? It can have a legal definition related to contracts and mortgages. It can be used as a term to avoid intimacy with something or someone. To distance yourself from an...

DRIVING SAFELY

DRIVING SAFELY

Is it possible to driving safely after taking a couple of drinks? Hell, no. Driving safely and drinking are everthing but synonyms. Come on, we all know that once you have a few drinks your judgment is impaired, hell that’s half the reason most of us drink, right?...

OHS – FOOD FOR THOUGHT

OHS – FOOD FOR THOUGHT

2nd Edition   Written by TTM Its funny when you think about it. Very few of us, if any, ever go to our doctors office and ask them, “So, how did you do in school? I mean did you graduate at the top of your class with honors? Or did you have to write your national...

$100,000.00

$100,000.00

Practice, Practice, Practice, it will make you better. You’ve heard it before, because it works! $100,000.00 is a common fine amount for an accidental fatality in the workplace in Ontario. Is your staff ready for a real workplace emergency? No one knows how they will...

WHO IS THE TRAINING MEDIC? (TTM)

WHO IS THE TRAINING MEDIC? (TTM)

The Training Medic is a source for emergency tips, opportunities, legislative awareness and more… a thought provoking guy with a sense of humor. I’m a guy that cares! Over 20 years in health care says that. I’ve lived in a multitude of places throughout Ontario. I’ve...

PAIN REDUCTION

PAIN REDUCTION

ICE is our FRIEND! If you have ever slid off the road or slipped on the ice then you are probably ready to strongly disagree, so let me add – ice is our friend…in most First-Aid treatment. Ice reduces edema or swelling or inflammation or whatever you want to call it....

CPR MISCONCEPTIONS

CPR MISCONCEPTIONS

CPR Misconceptions. The following 4 points are incorrect, absurd or half truths. Written by TTM 1) It’s compression only CPR now – incorrect 2) We will get a gas exchange with compressions only – incorrect 3) If you’re not breaking their ribs, you’re not doing it...

DO NOT PUT ICE ON A MAJOR BURN

DO NOT PUT ICE ON A MAJOR BURN

ICE MISCONCEPTION. Written by: TTM There are many types of burns. Burns have been classified traditionally according to degree. First, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns are commonly referred to as a surface burns, partial thickness burns, and full thickness burns...

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