Author Archives: Tony Howarth

About Tony Howarth

Tony is a First Aid & CPR Instructor Trainer with Sea 2 Sky Safety Training Services and the company founder. Tony started with the British Red Cross in 1994. Has acted as first aid attendant for hundreds of events & treated many hundreds of people as a result. He is experienced in training a wide range of courses. He previously worked as an ambulance attendant with the British Red Cross. He is now in BC as a first aid instructor, and an instructor trainer (one who trains others to become instructors) Finally, Tony works at UBC Hospital as a pharmacist when not busy training safety

Five of Your First Aid Questions, Answered

Sometimes we take a look through the search terms that bring visitors to this site and sometimes they are first aid questions looking for an answer. Hopefully these people got the information they wanted already, but if not…. here goes. … Continue reading

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Pain assessment using OPQRST

OPQRST – This little string of the alphabet helps you to do a comprehensive pain assessment. Obviously if someone has pain from a cut finger, you deal with the finger. When you need to dig more deeply and find out … Continue reading

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SAMPLE – Questions to ask a Casualty

‘SAMPLE’ helps to make sure we ask some of the key things we need to know when providing first aid to someone: Signs & Symptoms Allergies Medication Provokes Last meal/food & drink Events leading up to the accident, injury or … Continue reading

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Rice for Sprains?

Sometimes you will want to know how to treat sprains & strains, especially if you have kids or are involved with sports. Sometimes you’ll even have heard of ‘RICE’ as the correct treatment, but what does it mean? And what’s … Continue reading

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