Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross has been providing first aid, water safety, health and wellness services to Canadians since last 70 years. It is a part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement which constitutes of the International Committee of Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies And 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (Source: redcross.ca)

Fundamental Principles of Red Cross

  • Humanity
  • Impartiality
  • Neutrality
  • Independence
  • Voluntary Service
  • Unity
  • Universality

These fundamental principles were adopted in 1965 in order to interconnect the International Committee, Federation and National Societies. These principles are imperative to managing the vast network of Canadian Red Cross and ensures immediate help to everyone without any discrimination.

All the trainers are selected based on their experience, evaluation of their teaching methods and whether their content meets the latest First Aid and CPR standards. Therefore, quality of training sessions is maintained.

The latest advancements in the field of clinical research are incorporated into first aid guidelines every five years; in order to update techniques and methods into training modules.

Do you know what are signs of cardiac arrest?

  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Paling of skin
  • Nausea
  • Jaw pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain

Do’s and don’ts for Frostbite

  • Provide warm shelter.
  • Cover their neck and head with warm clothes such as cap and scarf.
  • Put a blanket around their body.
  • Do not rub the affected skin.
  • Apply mild heating pads.
  • Give hot drinks to the person.

Preventions during Hot weathers

  • Drink lots of water.
  • Apply sunscreens and take umbrellas/hat to avoid skin burns.
  • Avoid wearing dark colored clothes as they absorb more heat.
  • Avoid going out during the peak hot hours.
  • Prefer indoor entertainment and sports options.

Symptoms of a seasonal flu

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Runny nose

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