Celebrating National Heart Month in Canada

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February in Canada is not just about winter chill; it’s also the month dedicated to matters of the heart – both metaphorically and literally. National Heart Month is an annual observance that puts the spotlight on cardiovascular health, encouraging Canadians to prioritize heart well-being through awareness, education, and proactive measures. The Significance of National Heart Month This month-long initiative serves as a timely reminder for Canadians to pay attention to their heart health. Cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, making it crucial to dedicate focused efforts to prevention, early detection, and lifestyle adjustments. Key Themes …

Better Public Access to a Defibrillator in Ontario Can Save Lives

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Maybe you’re trained in first aid in CPR and know what to do in an emergency. Perhaps you have a general understanding but have not been formally trained. Either way, having access to an easy to use a defibrillator in Ontario can save lives—no matter what your medical background entails. It’s all about location Knowing what to do and having easy to understand instructions on a defibrillator (AED) are essential for saving lives. However, what if there are not enough defibrillators in easily accessible areas? Thankfully, there are various organizations which have been advocating for more defibrillators to be placed …

Cottage Season: Know Before You Go

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Cottage Season: Know Before You Go Spring has arrived and cottage season is officially in full swing. If you are one of the lucky ones and have a slice of paradise detached from the hustle and bustle of the city, it is likely you are starting to plan and prepare your upcoming adventure. It is no question, visiting a cottage requires a little bit of thought because realistically a remote location isn’t exactly ideal for last minute supplies and resources. Forgot your phone charger? Chances are the nearest store isn’t a brisk walk away. Surrounded by water, conservation and greenery, …

Inspecting Your First Aid Supplies

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Inspecting Your First Aid Supplies: What to Look For When was the last time you inspected your first aid kits? Did you know that it is recommended to inspect your first aid supplies at least once every three months? Although overlooked by many people, inspecting your first aid supplies is vital to ensure you are fully prepared to handle an emergency. The last thing you would want to happen when faced with a workplace injury or life-threatening event is to realize that your first aid kit or defibrillator is not fully equipped with the necessary supplies. Some things to keep in mind when inspecting your first aid …

How to Treat Insect and Wilderness Itches!

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How to Treat Insect & Wilderness Itches! If you’re checking out this blog it is most likely you missed last week’s blog on Preventing Unpleasant Insect Interactions and have found yourself in a sticky, or itchy situation! Luckily we have a few great products to introduce you to, which can help you in these situations: Solarcaine First Aid Lidocaine Spray Solarcaine First Aid Lidocaine Spray is a cooling spray by feeling, but also provides fast relief from pain associated with superficial wounds, minor burns, sunburn, wind burn and itching. This spray also contains aloe and vitamin E to soothe and rehydrate dry …

How to Prevent Bug Bites & Stings this Summer!

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How to Prevent Bug Bites & Stings this Summer! With the sun coming out more and more people are headed to the woods, beaches, lakes and rivers to camp out. Canada has so much natural beauty it is only necessary we all take advantage of the sights while the weather is in our favour. However; camping trips and being within nature means dealing with pesky flies, wasps and mosquitos. Luckily, First Aid Canada has many options to choose from in regards to prevention and treatment of insect bites and stings. Prevention In regards to preventing insect bites and stings First …

Camping Preparedness

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Camping Preparedness Camping season is upon us! With the weather warming up all over Canada that means it’s time for one of our favourite outdoor activities. First Aid Canada is pleased to offer a variety of camping first aid kits to ensure yourself, your family and your friends are prepared for adventures in the great outdoors. Here’s what we hav to offer: Hikers’ Kit – Deluxe The First Aid Canada Hikers’ Kit Deluxe is ideal for extended hiking excursions, making it also a choice for campers who partake in less vigorous camping trips. This kit contains additional recommended first aid …

How to Save Lives in Your Workplace

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How to Save Lives in Your Workplace Office safety is crucial in any workplace. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read up on the Provincial Safety Requirements for your province on our blog you should definitely do so by clicking here or finding your province below: British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia  New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Along with an adequate first aid kit is important to have an Automated External Defibrillator onsite in the office. Cardiac arrest can occur at any age and it has even been recorded that the most common time for …

Songs to Save Lives

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Songs to Save Lives Did you know one of your all-time favourite songs could help you save a life one day? Or even save your life one day? Cardiac arrest can happen at any time, any age or any place, which is why it is important to be as prepared as possible. If there is no defibrillator or emergency personnel around, call 9-1-1 and begin CPR. CPR could potentially save lives as taking immediate life-saving action can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. If you wish to learn more about CPR you can check out any of our …

Inspecting Your First Aid Kits: What to Look For

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Inspecting Your First Aid Kits: What to Look For Time flies, we know this that is why it is important to inspect your first aid kits every three months. Upon ordering your first kit from us you will automatically receive inspection reminders and when you do here are a few specific things you should look for: 1. Ensure all items required based on your provincial regulations are accounted for. 2. Expiry dates of items including AED pads and batteries. 3. Kits/Items are organized and are in good working condition. 4. Record date of inspection. There are particular items such as fabric bandages which are often used up more quickly than others. If your home …

Tips on Preparing Your Cottage for Summer

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Tips on Preparing Your Cottage for Summer Summer is just around the corner and at First Aid Canada we want you to be fully prepared to make the most of it. Cottages are a great way to escape the bustle of the city and spend tranquil time amongst nature. Because being in a cottage can leave you quite secluded and far from resources such as doctors or paramedics it is important to prepare yourself for emergencies to avoid pain, trauma and hospital visits. In addition to our fully stocked Cottage Kit, which comes in both Standard and Deluxe sizes, there are a few …

Safety Tips for Canadian Summer Camps

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Safety Tips for Canadian Summer Camps Summer is almost here and we know that means your little ones are looking forward to attending Summer Camp or you, yourself have the joy of working or volunteering at one! Did you know First Aid Canada is a Preferred Vendor of the Ontario Camps Association? Canada is a beautiful country to explore and discover which is why we want to minimize any possibilities of leaving the great outdoors to see a doctor or head to the hospital. By being fully prepared and stocked with first aid supplies injuries can be minimized, and hospital …