How to Handle Burns Over The Holidays
Burns can occur more frequently over the holidays due to hazards such as Christmas lights, candles and holiday cooking. To prevent hospital visits it’s important to be prepared in the home to treat yourself if any burn-related accidents occur. First Aid Canada offers a few different options in regards to burn treatment:
Water-Jel Cool Jel
Water-Jel Cool Jel is a gel formulation that works quickly in emergency situations by cooling and soothing the inflicted area. The non-toxic and non-irritating gel formula also provides a protective barrier against bacteria to ensure protection against contamination.
2nd Skin Burn Dressing
2nd Skin Burn Dressings are moist, transparent pads saturated with sterile water. This provides a comfortable protective barrier on the skin, hence the name, “second skin.” This dressing is also non-adherent so it will stick to the wound or cause discomfort making a great option for treating minor burns occurring in the home.
Water-Jel Emergency Burn Kit I
If you’re looking for a home-sized burn kit consider the Water-Jel Emergency Burn Kit I. This kit comes fully stocked to treat all minor burns occurring in the home. It includes:
- 1 Package of Powder-Free Nitrile Examination Gloves – Large (2/Pack)
- 1x Water-Jel Burn Dressing – 10.2 x 10.2cm
- 1x Water-Jel Burn Dressing – 10.2 x 40.6cm
- 2x Water-Jel Burn Dressing – 5.1 x 15.2cm
- 2x Water-Jel Cool Jel – 3.5g
- 1x Plastic Box with Gasket
Have any questions on any of these products? Feel free to give us a call: 1-855-322-4243. Happy Holidays from the First Aid Canada Team!
Life is Precious. Be Prepared.
Holiday Home Safety Checklist
With the winter season just around the corner it is important to think ahead and be prepared for what the cold weather entails…
In addition to Winter Road Safety, the First Aid Canada team feels in is important to address safety within the home. While family and friends frequent the house more during the holidays it is important to be prepared with an adequate first aid kit and possibly an automated external defibrillator.
Whether it be Dad burning himself trying to help Mom out on the stove or stubbing a toe playing house hockey with cousins an adequate first aid kit can mean the difference between treating injuries at home vs. visiting the emergency room.
First Aid Kits & Supplies
First Aid Canada is pleased to offer two different first aid kits designed especially for the home:
- Home Kit – Standard
Containing essential items for treating minor injuries
- Home Kit – Deluxe
Containing essential items, plus more so you won’t need to replenish as often
If you are lucky enough to spend the holidays at the cottage, we also have kits suited especially for those spaces as well:
- Cottage Kit – Standard
Containing essential items for treating minor injuries in both an indoor and outdoor setting
- Cottage Kit – Deluxe
Containing essential items for treating minor injuries indoors and outdoors, plus more
It may also come in useful to consider the following items:
- LED Flashlight – Crank-Style/Rechargeable
- LED Flashlight w/AM/FM Radio – Crank-Style/Rechargeable
- Water Jel Cool Jel
- 2nd Skin Burn Pads
- Instant Cold Pack
- Instant Hot Pack
Automated External Defibrillators
Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs are life-saving devices that are used to restart the heart when facing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA can occur at anytime and any age and a defibrillator close by can mean the difference between life and death. Keep your loved ones safe this season and in the home or cottage by considering a Philips HeartStart AED for the home. First Aid Canada offers a comprehensive AED home package containing:
- Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator with 8-Year Warranty
- Pre-Installed Battery (4 Years or 200 Shocks) with 4-Year Warranty
- Pre-Installed Adult SMART Pads Cartridge
- Slim Carry Case
- AED Fast Response Kit (Includes: CPR Face Mask, Paramedic Scissors, Pair of Nitrile Gloves, Razor & Absorbent Cloth)
- Owners Manual and Quick Reference Guide
- Training Video
- Window Decal & Call 9-1-1 Reminder
Don’t delay on being prepared for the holiday season! The First Aid Canada team is always here to answer questions: 1-855-322-4243.