Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Top Five Laneige Products

Laneige is a Korean skincare brand that I adore. Their products work very well for me and I had the opportunity to try a bunch of them. If you want to check out this skincare line, here are my top five recommendations for you!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Different Paramedics?

You may be wondering, "why am I writing about such a random topic?". Well, it's actually not that random for me. :P The bf is a paramedic! Some of you have asked about the different classes of paramedics and which one he is. I took the opportunity to ask him and to learn more myself!

There are three main classes of paramedics. Each denote their scope of practice:

Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)

They are the entry level paramedics in some provinces, one of them being Ontario. The bf is a primary care paramedic. They can perform defibrillation, administer oxygen, start an IV, administer symptom relief medications, perform trauma immobilization, and other basic medical care. The final medical diagnosis is still needed by a doctor at the hospital.

Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)

There is a higher demand for advanced care paramedics because of their advanced skills and education as a practitioner. They carry and administer a greater variety of medication than the PCP. ACP's can also conduct more skilled procedures such as intubation for airway management or provide pharmacological relief for various conditions. They have a larger scope of practice than the PCP.

Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)

CCP's are significantly experienced as ACP's. Not only do they work in ambulances but also helicopters as well. Their expertise is especially needed when they're transporting a critical care patient from one hospital to another. Their scope of practice allows them to perform needed procedures on a patient during the transport that a doctor or nurse would usually do. This prevents the sending hospital from losing highly trained staff on patient transfers. CCP's cover the scope of practice of PCP's and ACP's, along with additional skills that only they can do (e.g. mechanical ventilation).

There are also paramedics that specialize in a certain type of work, which is also further classified by the scope of practice as discussed above. Some of them include:
- Flight paramedics
- Tactical paramedics (provide specialized medical care to the emergency task force of police)
- Rapid response paramedics (trained and equipped to work alone and provide full paramedic care  using a smaller vehicle that's not a traditional ambulance so that they can get to the scene quicker)

Hopefully you were able to gain some insight! I definitely did, and I truly respect the role that the bf has in providing emergency care to our city. :)

Until next time, Des

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

There are days when your makeup needs to last from early morning to late night. Especially now when the warmer weather is rolling around the corner, I would need something to help everything stay in place. This is where the new Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother* comes handy!

Where to buy: Hudson's Bay, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart

Cost: $29

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Eye Post #12: What Does "RO" Mean?

Desiree Law, B.Sc, RO

Some people have asked me what RO stands for. RO is the designation of a "Registered Optician".

Opticians are regulated by the College of Opticians of Ontario (COO), one of 21 health Colleges established by the law. COO is responsible for ensuring that the optical services provided by licensed opticians to the public of Ontario are safe, ethical, and high quality care.

Aside from schooling and minimum 1000 co-op hours, opticians are required to pass a three day national licensing exam to ensure that they are capable and knowledgeable to provide all the services required of an optician for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some of the skills tested include frame adjustment and measurements, inserting/removing contact lenses for a patient, determining an unknown prescription from a pair of glasses, etc.

When COO has recognized that you have completed all the schooling requirements and have successfully passed the licensing exam, they will grant you the designation of RO.

I hope that this has helped you understand my career in the optical industry! :)

Until next time, Des

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Rodial Date Night Look

I do like getting dolled up for a date night with C every once in a while, and I decided to go with this makeup look using some of the latest Rodial releases. I would describe this look as polished and pretty.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Life Lately - Food Edition (Apr '17)

The past few months was all about food!

I walked by this little bake shop one afternoon and I regret not going in. A couple weeks later I was back downtown and this time I made sure to stop by Nugateau. Nugateau specializes in eclairs in an assortment of flavours, from coffee to salted caramel, apple to pistachio, and a whole lot more. Not only is the shop beautiful and minimal in aesthetics, the eclairs themselves are beautiful too! You can taste the unique flavour of each eclair without it being overwhelmingly sweet. It's a luxury snack to indulge but once in a while you just crave that perfect eclair. I don't know any other place that can make eclairs as good as Nugateau.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask

After a long day, the first thing I would want to do is kick off my shoes, get into comfy clothes, and pamper myself in some way to to re-energize. Sometimes I would do a quick facial before winding down for the rest of the day. I thought I'd try this Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask* to give some life to my tired undereyes, which is usually the area that easily reveals my fatigue.

The eye mask is suppose to brighten, de-puff, and hydrate the undereyes. It's also meant to be used only once a week.