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How to react in case of cardiac arrest: the essential steps of CPR
Approximately 35,000 cases of cardiac arrest are recorded each year in Canada. The survival rate is generally low, often considered to be less than 5%. The most important factors for survival are the time before CPR is initiated, the quality of the CPR, and the time before the first defibrillation. Every second counts! Sick people […]See more
What are the possible CPR specializations?
CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the set of maneuvers to be carried out to resuscitate a person in a situation of cardiopulmonary distress. The interventions differ depending on the age of the patients. This is why there are several CPR specializations. Let’s do a check in. Possible CPR specializations – Level A CPR A Level […]See more
5 Reasons Everyone Should Learn CPR
At Impact Santé+, we strongly encourage you to learn CPR! There are now training adapted to the general public. But why should you take these courses? We explain why. The reality of cardio-respiratory distress Imagine the following situation. One of your family members becomes unwell during a meeting. You then call the emergency services. But […]See more
How to organize a CPR awareness session in your community?
It is necessary to intervene in the first minutes to increase the chances of survival of a person who has suffered cardio-respiratory distress. Each of us should therefore learn about CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). In this way, we can react quickly and carry out first aid maneuvers correctly if ever we are confronted with this type […]See more
The most common medical interventions at festivals
The gathering of people during festivals always involves some risk to public health. Any organizer of this type of event must set up a provisional emergency system or DPS to guarantee the safety of the participants and the assistance. The service is provided by a team of professional rescuers capable of providing first aid and […]See more
The importance of planning a team of professional rescuers for your sports tournament this summer
Planning on hosting a sports tournament this summer? Think now about planning a team of professional rescuers to cover the event in order to offer emergency care adapted to participants or spectators in the event of an accident. How important is planning a team of professional rescuers for a sports tournament? Sports activities expose participants […]See more
The history of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR
Cardio-Respiratory Resuscitation (CPR) refers to all the maneuvers to be carried out to restart the beating of the heart of a victim of respiratory or cardiac distress while waiting for the arrival of help. You should know that being deprived of oxygen for too long exposes the patient to the risk of serious and irreversible […]See more
What are the trades where CPR training is mandatory in Quebec?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation refers to all the maneuvers to be applied to stabilize the state of a patient suffering from respiratory distress before the arrival or intervention of the medical team. This gesture would increase by 30% the chances of survival of the victim if it is carried out in the first minutes following the occurrence […]See more
What is psychological first aid?
Have you ever heard of psychological first aid? If this term is unfamiliar to you, it is because it is not as common as physical first aid. However, this practice is also important in order to come to the mental aid of a person who is the victim of an accident or an unfortunate event. […]See more
First aid at sea: a must-have in many maritime industries
In Canada, any individual wishing to obtain a seaman’s certificate, a captain’s certificate, a first mate’s certificate or any other person designated to provide first aid in the event of an accident or illness during a boat trip must take a first aid course at sea delivered by a competent instructor and an approved organization. […]See more
RCR certification for airlines
In Canada, all air operators are required to offer their flight attendants training during which they acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to intervene in the event of a medical emergency during a flight, unless exempted. Let’s do a check in. RCR certification for airlines According to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), any airline must […]See more
Understand the different levels of the CPR course
Recipients of CPR training acquire the necessary skills to recognize an individual in cardio-respiratory distress and intervene in an emergency to stabilize their condition while waiting for help to arrive. It is available in several levels, depending on your needs and your field of activity. Let’s do a check in. The different levels of the […]See more
Become a CPR and first aid instructor
Interested in becoming a CPR and First Aid Instructor? At Impact Santé+, we offer several training courses that will allow you to acquire the skills necessary to exercise this profession. What is a CPR and first aid monitor? A CPR and first aid instructor is the person who provides first aid and CPR training through […]See more
Personal protective equipment that all companies should provide to their employees
Caution has been called for since the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed several million lives worldwide since 2020. While restrictions are gradually easing, the disease has not been eradicated, which means that the use of personal protective equipment should continue, and even become a habit. Faced with this, companies are asked to take their responsibilities […]See more
Understanding Renewing Your CPR Certification
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) represents all the maneuvers to be applied to stabilize the state of a victim of cardiopulmonary arrest while waiting for the arrival of help. These are aimed at restoring the blood circulation and the beating of the individual’s heart in order to ensure the reoxygenation of his vital organs, in particular his […]See more
5 reasons why you should take a CPR course
At Impact Santé+, we offer Cardio-Respiratory Resuscitation (CPR) courses for the public, given by instructors trained by the Red Cross and at the end of which you obtain a certification. Discover the reasons why you should take these courses. What is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR? Cardio-Respiratory Resuscitation is the set of maneuvers to be carried […]See more
What is Wilderness First Responder Training?
The presence of a qualified and competent first responder is essential during a hike, camping in the forest or any other outing in the wild and remote environment in order to optimize the chances of survival of the victims in the event of an accident or injury. At Impact Santé+, we offer “Wilderness First Responder” […]See more
CPR training in Quebec: Obligations and regulations
CPR training (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is first aid training during which participants learn the maneuvers to perform in the event of cardiovascular or respiratory emergencies, while waiting for help to arrive. This intervention considerably increases the chances of survival of the victim if it is carried out on time and according to the standards. CPR training […]See more
The difference between a PCR test and an Antigen
Covid-19 continues to claim lives around the world and it is strongly recommended to get tested quickly after the first symptoms appear in order to confirm if you have the disease and to receive treatment in time. You have the choice between the antigen test and the PCR test, which differ mainly in the level […]See more
Overview of the COVID screening test commonly called “antigen”
The Covid-19 test, commonly referred to as “antigen”, confirms whether or not an individual has contracted the virus. Available on the market, it can be performed at home, without the intervention or assistance of a health professional. How does this device work and how do I use it? How to use the antigen screening test? […]See more
Remote or face-to-face work? The pros and the cons
Remote or face-to-face work? Opinions on this differ. In reality, these options each have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Their practicality depends on the situation or even on the profession. What are the pros and cons of these two formulas? Remote work Remote work has exciting benefits for both employees and employers. Advantages: […]See more
How to avoid the spread of Covid in a professional environment?
The Covid pandemic has claimed countless victims around the world for more than 2 years now. While the disease is still present, many countries have opted to return to “normal” life. Students return to school and adults resume their professional activities. Nevertheless, certain measures must be taken to limit as much as possible the spread […]See more
The importance of COVID screening in the workplace
The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, two years after it was first identified. Particularly contagious, the virus can however seriously affect patients and cause serious respiratory problems, even causing death in some cases. Currently, screening tests are available on the market and we have options available for you at Impact […]See more
Roles of the doctor, nurses, and responders at an event
The presence of a first aid team is essential during an event so that victims of injuries or illnesses receive timely emergency care while awaiting transfer to hospital. Ideally, the group should consist of at least one doctor and several nurses and workers, but other specialists can also be present. What are their roles? The […]See more
The usefulness of having a clinic on site during an event
An experienced medical team should always be present at a public event to ensure that participants can receive the necessary first aid on time in the event of any injuries or incidents. For some situations, it is even advisable to set up a mobile clinic on the premises. Why set up a clinic on site […]See more
The importance of preparing for a health crisis as an employer
A health crisis can disrupt calm within a company and affect productivity if employees and management are not properly prepared. Also, victims’ chances of survival may be slim in some situations if emergency care is not provided on time. Thus, it is important that each employer take the necessary measures before this happens in order […]See more
All about the cardiac defibrillator
The cardiac defibrillator is essential first aid equipment for resuscitating victims of cardiac arrest while waiting for the arrival of the ambulance or the fire brigade. Although generally easy to use, its handling requires specific knowledge within the reach of everyone. Find out all there is to know about this medical device. The cardiac […]See more
Protective and sanitary equipment in Canada
Personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitary equipment such as hand sanitizers are intended to protect you against possible contamination or injury in your workplace or in public places. Find out about the standards and recommendations in this area in Canada. Standards and recommendations on personal protective equipment Since the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed […]See more
Standards and rules for first aid in events in Quebec
The presence of rescuers or persons authorized to carry out first aid is essential during a sporting, corporate, or other event. Their intervention helps to optimize the chances of survival or recovery of victims, regardless of the severity of the accident and injuries. First aid in events in Quebec No one is immune to […]See more
Understand the continuing education standards for health professionals in Quebec
Continuing education allows professionals of all categories to update their knowledge in order to be more effective in their profession. In Quebec, health professionals such as nurses and nursing assistants must regularly follow this type of training. Let’s do a check in. How many hours of training do I need to complete? Members of the […]See more
CPR training can save lives
In Canada, CPR training is open to everyone. It is even compulsory for health professionals and students in the 3rd year of secondary school. So what is the advantage of having skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): what is it? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a set of actions undertaken to bring a person’s […]See more
What to check when buying protective equipment in Canada
The role of personal protective equipment or PPE is to protect you against various risks of contamination or injury. We therefore suggest that you discover the various points to check before purchasing these devices in order to ensure their effectiveness. Some frequently used PPE Here are some examples of protective equipment frequently used in the […]See more
Why take first aid training for remote and wild environment?
Thinking of hitting the mountains for several days on vacation or traveling to remote communities? In this case, we strongly recommend that you undergo first aid training in a remote and wild environment. Find out why we are suggesting this and the different options available to you for learning. Why take first aid training for […]See more
Why become an instructor at the Canadian Red Cross?
A Canadian Red Cross instructor is the person who provides the various first aid training in partnership with the organization. Why practice this profession and what must be done to be able to practice it? Why become an instructor at the Canadian Red Cross? Above all, the profession of instructor at the Canadian Red […]See more
Why hire first responders or sports therapists for a sports event?
It is strongly recommended that you hire first responders when you organize a sporting event so that you can respond quickly to the injured in the event of an accident. It is also essential to seek the services of qualified professionals who have the necessary equipment. Let’s do a check in. What is a first […]See more
CPR training: for whom and why?
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training teaches you to quickly identify a respiratory and circulatory emergency as well as to apply the maneuvers necessary to restore the victim’s condition while waiting for help to arrive. What is the advantage of taking these courses and in what context are they compulsory? What is the benefit of taking CPR […]See more
Essential equipment for cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses
It is important to take training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to be able to intervene in the event of respiratory or circulatory arrest of your loved ones or your colleagues. To do this, you must have a minimum of equipment including a pocket mask, a training defibrillator and a dummy. The mannequin Training and practice […]See more
Why hire qualified first responders for an event?
The presence of a medical surveillance team is strongly recommended during events such as festivals, sports matches, seminars or even shows. Why? And what is the advantage of hiring qualified professionals? Why call on first responders? All kinds of accidents such as injuries of varying severity, sprains, collisions, drownings or respiratory problems can occur during […]See more
Canadian authorized distributor of Covid-19 protective equipment
Impact Santé is one of the official distributors of medical products in Canada. Known above all for its first aid training in partnership with the Red Cross, this operator also has authorization from Health Canada. This allows Impact Santé to legally market various personal protective accessories against COVID-19. Impact Santé provides support to companies wishing […]See more
Is workplace first aid training mandatory?
The CNESST (The Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work) in Quebec is the government entity that implements the first aid program in the workplace. Find out about employers’ obligations in this area as well as the benefits of this type of training in the event of an incident, accident or the need […]See more
New preventive measures to be taken in the workplace according to CNESST requirements
Since December 2019, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world. On the Canadian side, new prevention and control measures for those who go to work were applied from April 8, 2021. While teleworking is sufficient for certain trades, others have no choice and must respect the protective measures. So, what are […]See more
3 conseils pour éviter une éclosion de la COVID-19 au sein de votre entreprise
Alors que le déconfinement se poursuit un peu partout au Québec, comment éviter une éclosion de la COVID-19 au sein de votre entreprise, afin d’assurer la sécurité et la santé de vos employés? Voici trois conseils à prendre en considération pour assurer un milieu de travail sain et sécuritaire. Désinfectez les surfaces exposées aux travailleurs […]See more
L’impact des zones rouges, oranges, jaunes et vertes pour votre entreprise!
Allant du rouge au vert, chaque région du Québec porte maintenant sa propre couleur. Le « système d’alertes régionales et d’intervention graduelle » prévoit que chaque région respecte certaines règles, principalement en fonction du nombre de transmissions communautaires. Mais que représentent concrètement ces paliers de couleurs pour votre entreprise? Le vert : en mode transmission […]See more
Assurer un milieu scolaire sécuritaire
Au Québec, comme partout dans le monde, la rentrée scolaire s’est faite sous un fond d’incertitude. Alors que de nouveaux cas de coronavirus se confirment dans les écoles de partout dans la province, Impact Santé+ rappelle que le succès d’un milieu scolaire sécuritaire repose en majeure partie sur la prudence. Voici quelques pratiques à implanter […]See more
L’odeur de votre désinfectant peut nuire à vos affaires
Avec la COVID-19, le nettoyage des mains à l’entrée des magasins est d’ores et déjà une tradition bien ancrée chez les Québécois. Mais l’odeur désagréable de votre désinfectant peut marquer à tout jamais votre clientèle. Échange avec Audrey Bernard, spécialiste en expériences olfactives. Au début de la pandémie, le déséquilibre entre l’offre et la […]See more
Le port du masque en entreprise
Alors que la distanciation physique demeure votre meilleur allié pour vous protéger contre la COVID-19, le port du masque est aujourd’hui obligatoire en entreprise. Ce dernier doit couvrir le nez, la bouche ainsi que le menton de vos employés et répondre à certaines exigences. Saviez-vous que vous êtes responsable de vous assurer de la conformité […]See more
Vos désinfectants pour les mains sont-ils réellement efficaces?
Alors que le lavage des mains à l’eau chaude et au savon demeure votre meilleur allié pour protéger votre personnel et vos clients contre la COVID-19, le gel antiseptique demeure une alternative de choix. Voici deux éléments majeurs à prendre en considération afin d’acheter un désinfectant pour les mains efficace en temps de pandémie. Vérifiez […]See more
First Aid for Children
Children are the apple of our eyes. They are curious but will not always be aware of the risk to which they expose themselves while playing. Our first aid training for day camps and early childhood first aid will give you the first aid techniques and knowledge to prevent or cure the possible health problems […]See more
Ski or snowboard accidents – first aid training in Montreal, Laval, St-Hubert.
Alpine skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating activities that keep you fit. However, these are also risky sports because several types of potential injuries can occur during practice. Fans are more at risk of injury but it is the experts who suffer the most serious injuries, especially because of their temerity and the high speed at […]See more
First aid in case of frostbite – First aid training in Montreal, Laval , St-Hubert.
The winter in Canada is rigorous. It is therefore very important to cover oneself well when doing outdoor activities. The risk if you don’t is to develop frostbite. The most commonly affected members are toes, fingers, nose, cheeks, chin and ears. One of the first signs of frostbite is loss of sensation of the affected […]See more