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 …

AEDS in Schools: What You Need to Know

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AEDS in Schools: What You Need to Know In our previous blog Back to School Safety 2017 we touched on the importance of adequate first aid supplies within sporting facilities, which included Automated External Defibrillators. Because having an AED onsite can mean the difference between life and death we felt it was important to go into detail of the value of having a defibrillator onsite within schools. Age Isn’t a Factor There is a common misconception when it comes to cardiac arrest, often people believe it can only occur in aging or unhealthy adults, when quite commonly children can suffer from …

Back to School Safety 2017

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Back to School Safety 2017 It’s that time of year again! Back to school can be both one of the busiest and exciting times of the year. With all of the new impressions in the forms of people and the seasons beginning to change it is important to never forget both preparedness and safety. The First Aid Canada Team has put together a few simple safety tips this Fall to keep you and your loved ones prepared! Look Both Ways If you or your loved ones are walking to school or work this year it is important to not disregard …

How to be Prepared for Back-to-School Sports

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, Sports Safety

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 …

The Importance of AEDs in Schools

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The Importance of AEDs in Schools It’s back to school again and the First Aid Canada Team wants to ensure nationwide safety in our schools and that means becoming educated on the importance of Automated External Defibrillators. AEDs are now becoming more and more prevalent in public settings, especially schools. Every year, over 40,000 Canadians suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – that’s one incident every 12 minutes. School-aged children are not immune to cardiac arrest, an estimated 5,000-7,000 children die from SCA each year. Often these unfortunate incidences occur on school grounds or playing fields, as contact sport injuries can …