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Ticks in Canada

Ticks in Canada

                                       American Dog Tick                           Blacklegged Tick (Deer Tick)         As the weather gets warmer after a long winter many of us choose to get out into nature and explore the vast incredible natural places across Canada. With this exploration comes some risks such as tick-borne illness spread from infected ticks. This resource is compiled for the most recent evidence-based information on tick borne illness, prevention, and treatment in Canada. Always consult a doctor if you feel you may have contracted a tick borne illness at the earliest opportunity to ensure the best treatment options can...

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What's in your First Aid Kit?

What's in your First Aid Kit?

This is an overview if the commonly seen items in First Aid Kits and what you would use them for. We see students in our first aid courses that have never been given a good overview of what the items in a quality first aid kit should be and what each of those items can be used for.   Basic First Aid components: Abdominal Pad A large sterile dressing that can be applied over a large wound and in combination with direct pressure can be used to control bleeding. Alcohol Swabs These swabs can be used to clean first aid...

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Medications, what are they good for?

Medications, what are they good for?

This video is an overview of useful medications that can be used in Wilderness and Remote environments when access medical care is delayed. All these medications can also be useful in the home setting and are available over the counter at any pharmacy for purchase.   Wilderness/Remote Medication Guide Over the counter medications can provide symptom relief and bridge the gap to higher level medical care. Below is a list of useful over the counter medications that can be purchased at any pharmacy and are good to have on hand in the house, cottage, on wilderness trips, and remote locations....

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Review of the Trauma Major Bleed Kit

Review of the Trauma Major Bleed Kit

Review of the Trauma Major Bleed Kit This is a great review from our freind in Newfoundland Kyle Noseworthy who stars in the show "The Newfoundland Hobbyist". Check out Kyle Noseworthy's work at: https://www.kylenoseworthy.com/  

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WSIB Regulations relevant to summer camp First Aid Kits in Ontario

WSIB Regulations relevant to summer camp First Aid Kits in Ontario

WSIB Regulations relevant to summer camp First Aid Kits in Ontario This chart outlines the itemized minimum requirements for First aid kits on site based on number of personnel, and location.   #10 First Aid Kit #11 First Aid Room #16 Bush Workers First Aid Kit Required For Camp >6-200 Staff Camp with 200 onsite staff Staff in remote location First Aider Required Standard First Aid Nurse or Standard First Aid Not specified Kit Criteria Easily accessible and mobile Accompanied by Nurse or First Aider Portable, weather resistant First Aid Manual X X X Pocket Mask or Barrier Device X...

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