workplace approved CPR training courses provided by First Aid Winnipeg will demonstrate proper utilization of AED and other life saving techniques. Some helpful tips when using an AED is to not place the electrodes over a pacemaker or implanted defibrillator. When the machine is analyzing or shocking, it is extremely important that no one touch the victim. Your contact may shock you or mess the machine’s analysis of the victim. When EMS arrive, be sure to report to them the time of collapse, who started CPR, time of first shock, total quantity of “no shock indicated” and “shock indicated”. It is extremely important to never put AED on a conscious person. Stroke is caused when blood floor is disrupted to the brain and as a result, it will cause brain damage. A common occurrence is when a blood clot blocks one of the arteries that supply blood to the brain or perhaps bleeding from an artery that has burst in the brain. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is characterized as a temporary condition that is similar to a stroke and sometimes referred to as a “mini stroke.” Similarly to a stroke a TIA has reduced blood flow to the brain and may be a warning sign that a stroke may occur in a short time frame. It is important to note that the signs as well as symptoms and first aid are the same for both instances. In order to prevent strokes and TIA’s, people are encouraged to know that the risk factors are the same as heart disease. A healthy lifestyle will prevent both occurrences. It is important to note that high blood pressure is a silent killer in regards to stroke. Regular visits to your physician and monitoring your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle or medication will increase your lifestyle and health. If you have questions regarding this matter, First Aid Winnipeg is available to contact by phone or email and offer workplace approved CPR AED training courses.