Ice Hockey First Aid Recommendations

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   Ice Hockey First Aid Reccomendations With the hockey season beginning it’s time to get prepared! It is important to gel as a team and work together whether it be with skills or in the case of an emergency. Responsibilities every team has to maintain: Accurate medical information files on all players A player injury log even for small injuries A regulation first aid kit Additional responsibilities of a team: Bring the First Aid Kit to all team activities, ex. Off-ice training and away games Implement an effective Emergency Action Plan with your team and practice it regularly to ensure …

Back-to-School Sports Safety Checklist

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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 …

First Aid Kits for Winter Sports

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First Aid Kits for Winter Sports With the winter in full force across Canada it is important to know how to stay safe when you’re having fun this season! Mountain Sports: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling When heading up the mountain whether it be for a day trip or a leisurely stay it is important to bring a long safety supplies to prepare yourself for an emergency. First Aid Canada recommends smaller kits, which can be carried on person such as our Adventure Kit or Belt Pack Kit. These kits are designed to treat minor injuries occurring in an outdoor setting. WoundSeal, BzK wipes and bandages are a …

Ice Hockey Safety Checklist

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Ice Hockey Safety Checklist With the hockey season beginning it’s time to get prepared! It is important to gel as a team and work together whether it be with skills or in the case of an emergency. Responsibilities every team has to maintain: Accurate medical information files on all players A player injury log even for small injuries A regulation first aid kit Additional responsibilities of a team: Bring the First Aid Kit to all team activities, ex. Off-ice training and away games Implement an effective Emergency Action Plan with your team and practice it regularly to ensure all involved …

Does Your Team Have a Hockey First Aid Kit?

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Does Your Team Have a Hockey First Aid Kit? Prepare Your Hockey Team for Success With hockey season well under way it’s important to ensure your team is prepared for injuries and emergencies. First Aid Canada is pleased to offer a variety of Athletic and Hockey kits to best suit the calibre of your athletes. For more information on our kits offered check out the descriptions below: Hockey Coach/Trainer Kit The First Aid Canada Hockey Coach/Trainer Kit A kit is specially designed for hockey coaches and trainers. This kit contains an assortment of first aid items to treat small and …

How to be Prepared for Back-to-School Sports

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How to be Prepared for Back-to-School Sports With September here 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 …

Lacrosse Player Safety Tips

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Lacrosse Player Safety Tips Lacrosse is a relatively safe team sport, however it is important to be prepared. Because lacrosse is a sport played with frequent back-to-back games it is important to know how to prevent injuries as well as treat accidents when/of they occur. Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind:  Injury Prevention  Proper Nutrition Proper nutrition is crucial for athletes. Ensuring adequate hydration and carbohydrates before practices and games can not only mean the difference between winning and losing, but also the difference between strength and weakness. By fueling up properly athletes can diminish their …

Safety on the Ice: Fishing & Skating

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Safety on the Ice: Fishing & Skating Canadians look forward to the winter for the great outdoor activities such as ice fishing and skating or playing hockey on frozen ponds. These activities are great amounts of fun however can be extremely dangerous. There are many precautions to take before stepping onto a frozen pond and here are some of the things you should know: Create a Plan It is important to create a plan of where and when you are going to participate in ice activities. It is also just as important that you share your plans with another person …

First Aid Kit Recommendations for Winter Sports

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First Aid Kit Reccomendations for Winter Sports With the winter in full force across Canada it is important to know how to stay safe when you’re having fun this season! Mountain Sports: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling When heading up the mountain whether it be for a day trip or a leisurely stay it is important to bring a long safety supplies to prepare yourself for an emergency. First Aid Canada recommends smaller kits, which can be carried on person such as our Adventure Kit or Belt Pack Kit. These kits are designed to treat minor injuries occurring in an outdoor setting. …

What Every Hockey Team Needs

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 What Every Hockey Team Needs With the hockey season beginning it’s time to get prepared! It is important to gel as a team and work together whether it be with skills or in the case of an emergency. Responsibilities every team has to maintain: Accurate medical information files on all players A player injury log even for small injuries A regulation first aid kit Additional responsibilities of a team: Bring the First Aid Kit to all team activities, ex. Off-ice training and away games Implement an effective Emergency Action Plan with your team and practice it regularly to ensure all …

Tips for Safe Hiking

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With the weather heating up, especially in Western Canada many people find themselves heading out for hikes. Whether your hiking path is short or long it is important to remember these safety tips:  1. Bring Enough Food and Water Hiking causes your body to expend a significant amount of energy even when your hike is short. Be sure to bring enough food to feed not only your energy levels, but others you are hiking with as well. In case of an emergency you do not want to be put into a lengthy situation without food. Water is just as important …