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Vancouver's Blog for First Aid Tips and First Aid Course Information

Occupational First Aid (OFA)

Want to know more about workplace first aid in British Columbia? These articles go into detail about Occupational First Aid topics. 

Responding to Emergencies

These blog articles have general information about how to respond in an emergency situation.  

Check, Call, Care

Every first aid course has a systemized method for rendering first aid in all situations. In these articles we explore the Check, Call, Care system.


Having an obstructed airway is an extremely scary situation. These articles explain in detail the proper treatment for someone who is choking.

Circulation Emergencies

Your heart and circulatory system needs to be working effectively at all times to keep you alive. These articles explain first aid protocols for when this system fails.


The most iconic skill in first aid is administering CPR, and for good reason! These blog posts discuss CPR protocols and using an AED. 

Breathing Emergencies

All humans need oxygen for cellular respiration. These articles discuss the first aid protocols when someone is having trouble getting oxygen into their body.

Wound Care

Every first aid attendant, or parent, is going to have to provide care for minor wounds and cuts. These articles go over specific first aid protocols for different types of wounds.

Head, Neck & Spinal Injuries

Head, Neck and Spinal injuries are extremely serious and create a unique hazard that anyone providing care should know about. These articles go in-depth on this topic.

Bone, Muscle & Joint Injuries

Ever wonder what you should do when someone breaks a bone? What about just a painful sprain? These articles detail what to do when dealing with these types of injuries. 

Sudden Medical Emergencies

Medical emergencies can come out of nowhere! If someone were to have a seizure, or an asthma attack, would you know what to do? These articles discuss how to respond in these sudden situations. 

Environmental Illness

Have you ever been in weather so cold that your nose hairs froze? Well, if you stayed too long you may have run into one of the conditions discussed in these articles. 


Not all poisons are obvious. You can be exposed to poisons by ingestion, absorption, inhalation, or injection. These articles discuss the dangers, and first aid protocols, for poisons.

Childhood Illness

Some medical conditions happen more often to children. Or, they are much more dangerous for young people. These articles discuss illnesses that are particular dangerous for children.

Caring for Children

If you are working as a caregiver for children or infants, it is essential that you understand how to keep them safe. These articles discuss the important aspects of caring for children.

Fundamental First Aid Ltd. acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations

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