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All Things First Aid

All Things First Aid

By J P
Exploring all things first aid related.
As an instructor with over 27 years experience my goal is to share some tips and tricks with you.
Bring 30+ years frontline healthcare experience (paramedicine, nursing and more). is our email address if you have any questions or comments. You can also find us on Twitter @Basics2020
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Post Covid rebound
Was hospitalized about a month after contracting Covid. Coincidence? Bad timing? 🤯🤔
July 02, 2022
Recovering from COVID
In depth signs and symptoms of my (ongoing) COVID diagnosis.
May 14, 2022
Soft skills
This episode we discuss communication skills, listening and feedback. CIS & PTSD from a responders side.
April 06, 2022
Review for scene assessment, primary and secondary surveys.
Sample opqrst, assessment assistance
January 26, 2022
Thoughts on being an instructor, have a listen.
Tell me I will forget, show me I may remember, involve me I will understand. This episode we discuss what being an instructor is about.
October 30, 2021
Recent events in Atlantic Canada have made me think about emergency preparedness kits. This is by no means an exhausted list.
September 12, 2021
Special populations
No background music..chatting about certain population types you may run into as a first aider or Responder.
September 03, 2021
PPE and mixed Nuts without music
Same podcast as before without the background music. Enjoy
August 16, 2021
Repost without music
I've received a few emails regarding my background music. In the best interest of you the listening audience, I will be re-releasing all my podcast without background music.
August 16, 2021
Easy to use helpful acronyms
These day to day acronyms can help you remember what to do or ask a casualty. Also included few humorous nursing acronyms.
August 03, 2021
Pathogens, PPE and mixed nuts
This episode we discuss most common pathogens, basics of disease transmission and use of PPE. Also a final overview of anatomy.
July 30, 2021
Introduction to medical terms and anatomy
This may be a review for some or first time hearing medical terms. We discuss the most common terms and a brief description of anatomy. (More in-depth as the topicsprogress). Any questions or comments please feel free to email us, (website is in the process)
July 18, 2021
We are back into all things first aid this time a bit more advanced
Introduction to new podcast series from all things first aid to first aid intermediate. This episode we cover legalities of our podcasts, and where I am going with this podcasts.
July 12, 2021
All things nursing
This episode we discuss all aspects of nursing. PCA, LPN, RN, BN, NP. Touch a bit on training, roles and responsibilities and career opportunities.
April 23, 2021
Our first episode of Beyond the Scrubs
We dive into EMS training in Canada, US, UK and Australia. We all have the same goal, to assist those in need, provide excellent care and ensure safe transportation to receiving facility. As I am a Canadian trained Primary Care Paramedic major focus will be on this system.
April 03, 2021
We discuss the four ways poisons can enter the body, signs and symptoms and treatment options. or Twitter @basics2020
March 26, 2021
Medical Emergencies part 3, emergency child birth.
Basic overview on when childbirth is eminent, what preparations to make, how to assist with the birth and most importantly call EMS right away! You can always reach us through our email or Twitter account. @basics2020
March 06, 2021
Medical Emergencies part 2
This episode we discuss seizures; causes, signs and symptoms & proper treatment. @basics2020 Twitter handled. thank you
February 28, 2021
Medical Emergencies 1
In this series we will discuss various types of medical emergencies. This episode discusses diabetic emergencies. Signs and symptoms, First Aid treatment and of course anatomy. Feel free to email us at or Twitter @basics2020
February 21, 2021
Part 2 of bone and joint injuries
This episode we finish our discussion with bone and joint injuries this time providing first aid for closed fractures.
February 12, 2021
Bone and joint part 1
This episode we discuss different types of bone and joint injuries and address open fractures and the care of them.
February 05, 2021
Head and spinal injuries
In this episode we discuss anatomy with regard to head and spine as well as signs/symptoms, causes and treatment for head and spine injuries. Feel free to email us at
January 21, 2021
Final episode for wound care..
This episode we discuss guidelines for wounds that may need sutures and wounds that require further assessment or treatment. Recap of previous wound care podcasts as well. Please feel free to email us at
January 03, 2021
Continuation of wound care part 3.
This episode we discuss burns, (thermal, and chemical), and amputations. Treatment and precautions.
December 20, 2020
Wound care basics
This episode we discuss severe external bleeding and care, various types of minor and moderate wounds starting at the scalp downwards. Questions please email at
December 14, 2020
Introduction to wound care
Anatomy of the skin and functions, various types of bandage and dressings
December 12, 2020
Cardiovascular part four.
This episode we discuss internal and external bleeding, signs/shock treatment options and other chest trauma.
November 27, 2020
Episode 3 Cardiovascular podcast
This episode we discuss stroke,TIA. CPR and AED use for children and infants. Lastly we discuss how to place a person in recovery position.
November 25, 2020
Cardiovascular podcast part 2.
This episode we discuss three more common cardiovascular events one may see in a first aid setting. Also how/when to do CPR and use of a. AED.
November 23, 2020
Cardiovascular part 1
1/3 cardiovascular podcast discussing all of cardiovascular issues including anatomy, diseases, AED, CPR, blood vessels and first aid for trauma.
November 21, 2020
2/2 Respiratory illnesses
Wanted to add more to the Respiratory episode.
November 17, 2020
1/2 Respiratory issues
This is one of two respiratory episodes. It will involve; anatomy, common respiratory illnesses and injuries. Signs, symptoms and treatment for first aid measures.
November 16, 2020
Causes, signs and symptoms of choking in adults infants and children.
November 08, 2020
Primary and secondary assessment
Giving good care to a casualty should always have these basics. Primary survey are the ABCs (CAB for some). Secondly survey is the care to give if the person is breathing and has a pulse.
November 01, 2020
Scene size-up
Prior to giving care, we need to ensure the scene is safe and what hazards may be present.
October 25, 2020
Brief description of Anatomy and some basic medical terminology.
As with most things Healthcare, a good support is human anatomy. We cover the basics of anatomy and medical terms.
October 22, 2020
Chapters 1 & 2 First Aid Basics
In this episode we discuss my background with healthcare, podcast disclaimers, preparedness, legal aspects of first aid, EMS system, infection control and post emergency support.
October 17, 2020