Explore Fearlessly With These Simple and Effective First Aid Tips

Sponsored by BETADINE®

This year, Canadians have been turning to the outdoors for leisure, wellness and opportunities to explore more than ever before. Whether you’re a proud supporter of a young explorer or an expert yourself, you know that minor wounds like cuts, scrapes and burns are an inevitable part of an active lifestyle.

No matter the type of adventure you and your family may be embarking on, from hitting the trails, to planning a backyard adventure closer to home, don’t let minor wounds stop you from exploring. Feel prepared for any adventure with these quick and easy steps for first aid on the go:

1. Prep: Wash your hands before cleaning or treating any wounds
2. Clean: Thoroughly clean the affected area with clean water
3. Treat: Apply an antibiotic-free treatment – like BETADINE® Antiseptic
Spray or Cream – that promotes healthy healing and prevents infection
4. Protect: Use a sterile bandage to protect and keep the wound clean
5. Repeat: As it heals re-apply BETADINE® Antiseptic Spray or Cream 1-3 times per day as needed

Reaching for antibiotics isn’t always necessary and the overuse of antibiotics in general has led to a growing concern regarding the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria₁. Luckily, keeping the whole family safe and protected on the go has never been easier. Wound care treatments, like BETADINE® Antiseptic offer protection from infection and promote healthy healing, thanks to the active ingredient povidone-iodine. This active ingredient has been trusted by healthcare providers in Canada for decades as effective against a broad spectrum of germs, viruses and fungi and it is now available over the counter in family friendly formats.

Thanks to the signature brown colour of povidone-iodine, both the BETADINE® Antiseptic Cream and Spray are easy to apply and reapply to the affected area(s) as you can visually see when it’s time for the next application – perfect for the novice and experienced adventurers alike.

Next time you plan for your next outdoor family adventure, remember to pack BETADINE® Antiseptic Spray or Cream! Whether you’re hitting the trails or taking a walk in the park, make sure you’re prepared and feel worry-free with this first aid essential, so you stay unstoppable!

₁ Source: Council of Canadian Academies, When Antibiotics Fail