First Aid

08/05/21 By Megan Malke

Bug Bites and Stings: What Should You Do?

You’re outside, you’re swatting, but your body heat and the carbon dioxide in your breath lures mosquitoes, gnats, and other biting critters toward you. An insect lands and starts probing for a thin-skinned area, ideally…
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07/08/21 By Megan Malke

Do you know your OTCs? Part 2

As we covered in Part 1, no matter how careful you are, minor injuries or irritations are bound to happen. Cuts, scrapes, and burns don’t just hurt. These minor injuries can turn into bigger problems…
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07/01/21 By Megan Malke

Do you know your OTCs? Part 1

No matter how careful you are, minor injuries or irritations are bound to happen. When they do, you reach for the nearest ointment, cream, or gel. Different types of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines protect skin and…
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07/30/20 By Megan Malke

Five basic first aid treatments for common injuries

Ah, the lazy days of summer, sitting poolside, hiking, biking, sunshine, bonfires, grilling, fireworks, playgrounds, and playdates. With an increase in outdoor activities, comes an increase in injuries. While minor injuries usually do not require…
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07/09/20 By Megan Malke

Are You prepared for a medical emergency?

According to the National Safety Council, every 7 seconds, a workplace injury occurs. Is your facility correctly prepared to handle a workplace injury? Do you have a first aid kit? If so, do your employees…
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05/28/20 By Megan Malke

Give your first aid kit check up

With summer finally in sight and business starting to reopen, now is the best time to give your first aid kit a checkup. Minor injuries haven’t exactly been top of mind amid the Coronavirus Pandemic,…
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05/07/20 By Megan Malke

Bloodborne Pathogens: The hidden hazards in non-healthcare settings

It’s easy enough to determine the potential exposure in a healthcare or laboratory setting. While it’s unlikely that exposure to blood occurs regularly in a non-healthcare setting, there is still a potential for occupational exposure…
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06/19/19 By Safetec

The Differences Between Antibiotics and Painkillers

Antibiotics and painkillers are both frequently prescribed medications, but both have very different actions to achieve their goals of helping the person to feel better during the course of the infection.
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11/14/18 By Safetec

The Effective and Ineffective Use of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used correctly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body’s natural defenses can usually take it from there. However, they…
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11/12/18 By Safetec

First Aid in Schools

I’m sure you’ve experienced at some point, a fall in gym class resulting in a cut and a swift visit to the school nurse. Schools see numerous types of accidents on a daily basis. Some…
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04/11/18 By Lindsey McCarthy

Keep First Aid In Mind – During Springtime

We all have heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers” but what else can springtime bring? For those of us that live in the north, we are dying to get out of the house…
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01/03/18 By Jordan Weinstein

Should I use Soap and Water or Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean a Minor Wound?

No matter the field that someone works in, it is prevalent for people to acquire some cuts or bruises throughout the day. These minor injuries could be just getting a paper cut on your hand…
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