Author Archives: criticalchoices

Medic Alert Tattoo’s

In courses we always tell responders to check for medic alert tags. There are a growing number of people with medic alert tattoo’s. This is a great idea BUT the problem is that there are no standards defining what they … Continue reading

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You were with me

I just wanted to touch base and let you know I had a serious first aid Incident at my work last week. A worker amputated his thumb which was found laying on the ground. He was using a skill saw … Continue reading

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Amazing Course

I’ve been a teacher and principal in the Langley School District for over 35 years. This was “just a first aid course” so my expectations were not high. I signed up for this course so I can take care of … Continue reading

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Star of Life Emergency Training

My very good friend Andrew Cowie has opened as a Canadian Red Cross Training Partner in Parksville British Columbia on Vancouver Island. This is exciting because of the incredible background this man brings with him! Andy has been teaching Red Cross courses since 1978. … Continue reading

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BC Ambulance Response Times

I am hearing more and more on the media about slow ambulance response times. “Paramedics are just taking too long to get there” is the claim being made by media, politicians and other emergency responders. So what’s going on, are … Continue reading

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