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JANUARY-MARCH 2011 TIPS
– It’s been a cold winter here in Calgary. Are you prepared if your car goes off the road, if your power goes out, or if you or someone you love has an accident? Keep a First Aid kit in your car and home. Keep an emergency preparedness kit ready and stocked. Click here to view emergency preparedness lists from the Red Cross. You owe it to your family to stay prepared for any First Aid or CPR emergency!

DECEMBER TIPS
– Winter is a common time for episodes of angina and Heart Attacks to strike. If you or someone you know is experiencing signs of these conditions do not wait, call 911! Some of the signs or symptoms could be chest pain/pressure, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, sweaty clammy skin, or abnormal lower back pains or abdominal discomfort. If you are at risk become familiar with your family history and your body to recognize when something is not right. Be trained and stay certified in CPR just in case. Every second counts.

NOVEMBER TIPS
– Tis the season…for colds and flus! Help prevent the spread of infection this season by washing your hands! And, if it’s right for you, look into getting flu shots your yourself and your family. If the flu does catch up with you, get plenty of rest and drink fluids.

– Brrrr! Remember to keep yourself warm in this winter weather. Protect your vulnerable areas, wear gloves for your fingers, boots for your toes, a scarf for your nose and a toque to cover those ears! Dress in layers of tight knit fibers such as wool. Cotton will allow heat to escape from your body. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. They will dehydrate you, making it more difficult to control your body temperature.

– The forecast is saying snow! Is your car ready for winter? A winter car service and winter tires can make all the difference when driving on those icy Canadian roads. Remember though, even with winter tires you should be driving according to the road conditions. Save everybody from the troubles of winter traffic accidents by preparing yourself for the snowy roads!

– Now that the kids have bags full of candy our next concern is dental health! Avoid pricey dental bills by making sure kids are brushing their teeth regularly. They should use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and of course younger children should be supervised. Tooth brushes should not touch each other when stored, and should be replaced when bristles become flattened. If you can get them to floss too, please share your secret!

– Staying trained in First aid will help you be ready for any of the above situations should they go bad.

OCTOBER TIPS
– Going Trick or Treating this year? Make sure to check your child’s candy bag before they dig in. Look for any wrappers that have been ripped or opened, any candies with potential allergy risks, or candies that may pose a choking hazard for younger children. It also gives you the opportunity to pick out a couple of your favourites before the kids eat them all!

AUGUST TIPS
– Taking the family on one last trip this long weekend? Plan ahead to avoid distractions during a long drive. Make sure you have enough snacks and water to keep the family nourished and hydrated. Pack or plan some activities to keep everybody entertained. Buckle up! Give yourself plenty of time to make the trip. Accidents are less likely to happen when you’re not in a hurry. Have a great Labour Day weekend!

– Do you know when to call 911? There are a lot of reasons you may need to call for emergency services, some include:
1) Dangerous situations such as fires, poisonous gas leaks, live electrical wires, criminal activity, etc.
2) An ill or injured person experiencing unconsciousness, breathing difficulties, or not breathing, heavy bleeding internally or externally, signs of a heart attack or stroke, suspected head or spine injury, etc.
3) Any time you think you might need to call and are a little hesitant, pick up the phone. It is always better to be safe than sorry. While you wait for EMS use your CPR and First Aid training to provide care.

– Remember to keep yourself hydrated when doing activities in the summer heat. Whether you are playing a sport or just mowing the lawn keeping hydrated will help prevent heat emergencies. Sports such as baseball, soccer or rugby may also require that you replace electrolytes that you are sweating out. Sports drinks are great for replacing electrolytes, but they dehydrate you! The best thing is to mix sports drinks and water to keep the balance you need.

– Lots of summer activities require protection. Wear a helmet when you are biking, roller blading, and skateboarding. It is better to be safe than sorry!

– Enjoy spending time on the water? Here are some boating tips: Make sure you have life jackets (you can even get life jackets for your furry friends too!), know the rules of the water and do not drink and boat.

JULY TIPS

– Going camping for the Canada Day long weekend? Some tips to prevent an unwanted visit from animals: check to see if there have been any animal sightings in the area, keep an eye out for signs of animal activity, make lots of noise on trails, keep food and other smelly items in an area away from your campsite, and bring bear spray and a first aid kit with you just in case!

– To those of you with CPR level HCP (Health Care Provider), it may be time for you to recertify. Your school or employer may require you to recertify your CPR training every year. Check out our summer CPR and First Aid recertification dates!

– Summer and sunshine are finally here! Prevent heat related emergencies by drinking plenty of cool fluids, taking frequent breaks in cool or shaded areas and dressing for the heat. Light coloured cotton will absorb sweat and let air circulate. Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen!

– Did you know that you can get hypothermia at any time of year? Even in warm water? Make sure that once you have finished your swim you are keeping yourself dry and warm!

JUNE TIPS

– With the good weather comes road construction. Keep the roads safe for yourself and the construction workers! Make sure you give yourself extra time to get where you need to go and SLOW DOWN through those construction zones.

– BBQ season has begun! Remember that hot dogs are a major choking hazard for children. Make sure that hot dogs are sliced lengthwise and that children aren’t running, playing and eating all at the same time.

– Is it time to recertify your First Aid or CPR training? Remember that you can only participate in a recertification course if you still hold a current CPR or First Aid certificate. Red Cross certification lasts for three years. Make sure you come in to recertify before that expiry date!

– Did you get stuck without power in our recent Spring storm? Did you know we live at the tip of tornado alley? Have an emergency preparedness kit ready in case you are ever in a dangerous situation. You can keep it in a duffel bag so you can bring it if you have to evacuate. It should include a 72 hour supply of non-perishable food items (and a can-opener), water, flashlight with spare batteries, blankets, a first aid kit, and spare cash.

MAY TIPS

– Alberta weather is unpredictable at any time of year, especially in the Spring. Dress in layers so you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.

– Spring is tick season in Alberta! If you notice a tick on you and it hasn’t started to bite yet, simply brush it off. If it has started to bite, the best way to remove it is with tweezers. Grab the tick as close to its head (your skin) as possible and pull it straight out without twisting. Using methods such as matches or vaseline cause the tick to regurgitate into you, increasing chances of infection, yuck!

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