March 2016

  1. When do you apply insect repellent?
    Categories: Wilderness & Outdoor

    When do you apply insect repellent?

    When do most people think of applying Insect Repellent? When they get bitten! (As in "Ouch! Dang! I'm getting bitten. I need to put on my insect repellent...) So what does this mean? It means you should have insect sting relief products for after a bite or sting as well as repellent! Insect Repellent & Sting Relief Insect Repellent &...
  2. Dehydration
    Categories: Wilderness & Outdoor

    Dehydration

    Dehydration is water loss from your body. Often, dehydration causes only mild symptoms, such as thirst or fatigue, but severe dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion or stroke, hypovolemic shock or even death. Chronic dehydration can increase the risk of kidney stones. Dehydration Symptoms and Signs Dehydration symptoms and signs depend on how much water you lose from your body. When you...
  3. Allergic Reactions Information and Treatment
    Categories: First Aid

    Allergic Reactions Information and Treatment

    Allergic Reaction Signs: Difficulty breathing including wheezing, swollen face, lips and tongue, hives, and/or red, itchy, swollen skin around area of reaction. Treatment Call 9-1-1 or EMS (Emergency Medical Services) immediately! Keep the casualty calm, quiet and relaxed in a lying or sitting position. If the casualty is experiencing an asthma attack, ask if he/she has a prescribed inhaler. If...
  4. Don't put all your Eggs in one Basket!
    Categories: Random Bits of Noise

    Don't put all your Eggs in one Basket!

    We wish you each a Happy Easter, and remind you that safety begins with you- don't depend upon other and make you own plans for disaster preparedness, safety and emergency first aid.
  5. Zika and Pregnancy
    Categories: Medications & Illness

    Zika and Pregnancy

    We've shared information about the Zika Virus in general, and have a page dedicated to Zika Facts and Information for all to understand this virus, risks, and learn about Zika Prevention and get updates. What about ZIka and Pregnant Women? It is very important the pregnant women (or women that may become pregnant) know first that ZIka can be spread...
  6. More on Insect Bites and Stings
    Categories: Wilderness & Outdoor

    More on Insect Bites and Stings

    With the current concerns about Zika, there is a greater focus on insect bites and stings. Primarily, of course, this is centered around insect repellents and mosquitoes. We've talked about treating the bite, and General Care of Bites and Stings... With Spring upon us, and outdoors beckoning, we though we would share what the American Red Cross says: INSECT BITES AND STINGS...
  7. General Care of Bites and Stings
    Categories: First Aid & Wilderness & Outdoor

    General Care of Bites and Stings

    General care of bites and stings: Immediately wash the bite or sting with soap and water if available, or use antiseptic wipes if soap and water are not available. Put an ice pack on the affected area with a cloth barrier between the ice and skin. If treating a bee sting, remove the stinger first (see below). Never attempt to...
  8. Poison Prevention Week
    Categories: Child Safety

    Poison Prevention Week

    This is National Poison Prevention Week - a few reminders about the dangers of poisoning and how to deal with a poisoning emergency. Remember that while we often think of a child ingesting something the should not as "poisoning", there are in fact many forms of poisoning, and you should learn about them all: » Signs and Symptoms of Poisoning »...
  9. Spring Break
    Categories: Safety Tips

    Spring Break

    Spring means travel for those on Spring break and many families as well. Illness or injury can ruin a trip, so whenever you travel away from home, it is essential that you have a Travel first aid kit. Make sure you have all the resources you need to stay healthy -- or in the case of a bump or bruise...
  10. Spring
    Categories: Random Bits of Noise

    Spring

    Yay! Spring! Winter is over - Summer is coming! Leap for Joy! Run, Frolic... Play

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