Back-to-School Sports Safety Checklist
With September just around the corner, back-to-school means back to organized school sports! We thought it would be a great time to give our recommendations for being prepared in active indoor and outdoor environments.
First Aid Kits
Having an adequate and fully stocked First Aid Kit is a must. It is always important to be prepared for a variety of injuries. First Aid Canada is pleased to offer a variety of athletic and sports kits to best suit your needs and specific sporting environment. These kits contain the supplies needed to tend to various injuries such as scrapes to twisted ankles. By having a properly stocked First Aid Kit hospital visits can often be avoided. Click on the First Aid Kits below for more information:
- Athletic Kit - Standard
- Athletic Kit - Deluxe
- Sports Kit - Standard
- Sports Kit – Deluxe
- Hockey Coach/Trainer Kit
Common injuries can be a nuisance on the playing field, but learning how to quickly respond to different injuries effectively can reduce recovery time. The First Aid Canada team has published a blog on how to use heat and ice to treat injuries. To read more on that blog, click here. You can also find more information on the hot and cold therapy products we offer by clicking here.
Automated External Defibrillators
Cardiac Arrest is an unfortunate event that can occur at any age, at any time without any warning signs or symptoms. It is highly reccomended that all public places have an AED onsite. Wether these public places be pools, gyms, athletic centres or schools it can mean the difference between life and death. The First Aid Canada team has previously put together a blog on The Importance of AEDs in Schools, to outline specific reasons why schooling environments should carry onsite defibrillators. To learn more about onsite defibrillators, click here.
We hope these tips helped you in creating a safer school sporting environment and if you have any questions please feel free to contact the First Aid Canada team between 9-5 (EST) at 1-855-322-4243. Best of luck in all of your sporting events and let the games begin!