Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun and Treating Burns

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, First Aid

Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun & Treating Burns As the weather heats up it’s important to keep sun safety in mind. Although the sun can be very enjoyable it’s important to understand the negative effects of prolonged exposure and how you can prevent it from causing you discomfort or long term effects.  Suntans and Sunburns Although it may be your summer goal, suntans are dangerous as they are a version of sun damage. Consistent or lengthy unprotected exposure to the sun can cause moderate to severe sunburns (ie. Radiation Burns). Even though suntans/burns do heal over time, prolonged …

Reccomendations for Staying Safe at the Cottage

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, Safety

Reccomendations for Staying Safe at the Cottage There’s no better season than cottage season. With summer approaching quickly it’s important to be sure you’re ready for your first weekend of relaxation. First Aid Canada is here to provide you with the products to keep safe over the summer season in the comfort of your cottage. Below are the minumum, mandatory items each cottage kit should contain: The Basics (necessary items): Fabric Bandages Sterile Towelettes Antiseptic First Aid Ointment Gauze Pads Safety Pins Splinter-Out Tape Water-Jel Cool Jel (for burns) CPR Face Shield Croc Bloc Sunscreen Croc Bloc Insect Repellant AfterBite …