How to Manage a Throbbing Migraines

How to Manage a Throbbing Migraines

Migraines are headaches that are often described as throbbing, pounding, or pulsating. These headaches typically occur only on one side of the head but may also occur on both sides ...

Hypovolemic Shock

Hypovolemic Shock

Hypovolemic shock occurs when there is a substantial reduction in intravascular volume by 15% to 25% which represents a loss of approximately 750ml to 1,300 ml of blood in an avera ...

First Aid Certification

First Aid Certification

First Aid Certification: Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired If you are looking for a job, you should consider getting first aid training. First aid certification does not only ...

What Are Medical Emergencies?

What Are Medical Emergencies?

Take a while to watch this video that is related to the article you are about to read. What is Medical Emergency Mastery   In basic first aid and emergency training courses, m ...

Paramedic

Paramedic

Emergency Medical Services are recognized as an important part of the health care system. Emergency medical services (EMS) are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing ou ...

Important Safety Precautions When Handling Oxygen Cylinders

Important Safety Precautions When Handling Oxygen Cylinders

There are different equipment and supplies that are used when administering oxygen. One of which is the oxygen source. Oxygen cylinders are the standard source of oxygen when admin ...

Are you prepared with First Aid Training

Are you prepared with First Aid Training

Successful candidates of first aid training are given the knowledge and self-esteem to deal with many different substantial and almost unsubstantial emergency situations. How would ...

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  • First Aid Courses

    This website is designed to help candidates select and register for St Mark James first aid courses. We help to outline all the available first aid training that is offered by the St Mark James and other first aid providers such as the Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke foundation and St. Johns Ambulance. For more information about us, our first aid course teaching locations and detailed information about the available first aid courses to you select from the topics available on our menu bar or our sidebar.
    First aid and CPR training can mean the difference between life or death for a loved one, family member, friend, co-worker or stranger. Taking a first aid or CPR course will give you the skills you need to handle almost any emergency and determine the difference between life threatening scenario’s and the scenarios’ that are not. Many occasions have occurred where people had died or suffered permanent injuries because they were not aided by trained first aiders or because nobody knew that the symptoms warranted a phone call to emergency medical services. Cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, stroke and angina are the number 1 killer of Canadians. By taking a first aid course candidates will learn to recognize and treat victims of cardiovascular disease and many other first aid emergencies.

  • Chilblains

    A chilblain is a skin disorder during winter season which is a mild type of frostbite. It is a painful and itchy inflammation that develops on the han more ...

    December 19, 2015
  • Snake bite basics

    There are two types of snakes – venomous and non-venomous. It is important to remember that venomous snake bites are often life-threatening that requi more ...

    July 23, 2014
  • When to Call for Emergency Assistance

                    Oftentimes, when an emergency situation arises, people often panic and don’t know what to do. Calling for emergency medical services d more ...

    August 05, 2013
  • Approaching a Victim of an Accident

    Emergency Medical Services consider the first hour after an accident as the “Golden Hour.” The chances of survival and the outcome of the victim great more ...

    June 26, 2013
  • First Aid for Animal bites

    An animal bite can be very infectious; therefore you should seek medical help, promptly. An animal bite may give rise to rabies if a non-immunized pet more ...

    December 31, 2012
  • Heat-Related Problems: What is Heat Cramp?

    Individuals who perform physical activity under extreme sunlight or hot weather may suffer from heat cramps, a heat-related illness that involves the more ...

    August 23, 2014
  • Sports Medicine Trainer

    The sports medicine team is primarily composed of a physician, paramedics, nurses and trainers. The trainers are the ones who are in direct contact wi more ...

    May 23, 2013
  • Dislocated Finger

    An injury where the ends of the finger bones are forced out of the normal alignment is called dislocated finger. It is common to feel pain and comes f more ...

    December 03, 2016
  • How to treat a dislocated shoulder

    A dislocated shoulders causes pain and result to a short period of disability. Movement of the shoulder joint is limited until it is restored. The sho more ...

    October 14, 2016
  • Management of rotator cuff tendinitis

    The rotator cuff is group of four tendons covering the humeral head that controls rotation of the arm and elevation. These muscles and their tendons p more ...

    September 30, 2016
  • How to relieve a sprained finger

    A sprained finger is graded based on the injury sustained by the ligament. Grade and 1 and 2 sprains damages the ligament fibers but some parts of the more ...

    July 30, 2016
  • How to deal with ganglion cysts

    Ganglion cysts are tiny, round sacs or lumps that are filled with a viscous synovial fluid. The size of the lumps ranges from pea-size to an inch in d more ...

    June 04, 2016
  • Important Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    Never Ignore These Heart Attack Facts According to the website of Government of Canada, 1.37 million Canadians suffer from heart attack annually and 4 more ...

    August 23, 2014
  • Understanding the Meaning of Chain of Survival

    Background to Chain of Survival Increasing the chance of survival of an individual that has gone cardiac arrest is an important goal of treatment. But more ...

    August 23, 2014
  • Mouth to Mouth CPR

    First aid and CPR course and re-certification standards change approximately every 5 years. These changes are recommended through a large statistics a more ...

    April 26, 2012
  • First Aid Course Updates 2012

    All of the major providers that offer basic first aid courses change the course curriculum approximately every 5 years. In 2011, all of the major prov more ...

    April 26, 2012
 
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