• Emergency First Aid with CPR + AED

    EFA, SFA, OFA….What is the Difference?

    Stuck figuring out which level of first aid you need? Here at Link2Life, we provide 4 distinct levels:

    • Emergency First Aid with CPR-A or C + AED, 6.5-8 hrs
    • Emergency First Aid Childcare with CPR and AED, 8-9 hours
    • Standard First Aid with CPR-C or HCP + AED, ~ 16 hrs
    • Occupational First Aid Level 1 with CPR-A + AED, 8 hrs

  • Are we really helping by using ‘RICE’ in First Aid?

    It’s been the golden rule for muscle and joint injuries for almost thirty years. The ‘RICE’ acronym (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is a common subject of our first aid classes, and many of our students who have never even taken a first aid class come in the door with this as common knowledge. However, Dr. Mirkin, the physician who coined the term, now kind of wishes that he hadn’t. 

  • How an AED Actually Works

    Mechanical vs. Electrical – How an AED Actually Works

    If you’ve taken a CPR or First Aid course recently you’ve probably noticed a new addition to all of our programs – the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). What exactly this little machine does, and why and when we use it may seem a little overwhelming if you’re new to it, so I thought I’d write a series of posts all about how an AED actually works to help clarify things. Let’s start off by talking about how the heart works.

  • decoding cpr training

    Decoding CPR

    There are three main levels of CPR: CPR level A, CPR level C and CPR level HCP. While we receive many questions regarding CPR, the most common questions from those new to the field are: What do the A, C and HCP signify? And which level should I take? Broken down for your convenience are the answers below!

  • Children And Head Injuries – What To Do When Your Child Bashes Their Head

    As any parent knows, children have an expert tendency to sustain bumps and scrapes. Most of the time, they bounce back quite happily with nothing more than a band aid and a kiss from Mommy. However, sometimes they may sustain more concerning injuries. Bumps on the head can be particularly worrying for parents – especially as most people are aware that serious brain problems resulting from a bash on the head may not have many physical signs. Here, therefore, is a quick guide to head injuries in children. It may help to set your mind at rest in less serious cases, and to know when to seek help if needed!

  • first aid in a digital world

    First Aid in a Digital Age

    Did you know that you can add emergency contact and health information about yourself directly on your iPhone lock screen? This could prove to be valuable information to friends, coworkers, or emergency services if you find yourself having a medical emergency and possibly unresponsive.