Prevent Infections and Use Antibiotics Appropriately
Do Bugs Need Drugs is an AHS health promotion program that supports Albertans with resources for proper handwashing and appropriate use of antibiotics. We have three key messages for all Albertans:
To order our Handwashing Posters, Guide to Wise Use of Antibiotics, or other materials, click here: http://www.dobugsneeddrugs.org/educational-resources/print-material-catelog/
To download copies of our handwashing posters and Guide to Wise Use of Antibiotics, click here: http://www.dobugsneeddrugs.org/educational-resources/electronic-resources/
To download our resources in non-English languages, click here: http://www.dobugsneeddrugs.org/educational-resources/non-english-resources/
To explore our complete set of resources for businesses, teachers, Indigenous communities, the elderly, work camp employees, and children, please visit our web site at www.dobugsneeddrugs.org.
For further information about Do Bugs Need Drugs material, Please contact Charlene Krienke at 780-342-0263 or email@example.com.
Aquatic invasive species are trying to invade Alberta. We can all do our part to help keep the environment safe, especially the water that you love to swim in, play in and drink! Let’s learn a little bit more about two species; goldfish, which are found in many ponds across Alberta, and zebra mussels; which have not been found in Alberta yet, but keep trying to sneak in attached to boats coming from other provinces.
Where do goldfish come from? It’s not from flushing them down the toilet as you may think – watch this video to see what happens when goldfish are dumped from an aquarium and take over a lake!
While zebra mussels have not been found in Alberta yet, we’re always checking water bodies for them, and boats coming back into Alberta which they like to hitchhike rides on. If zebra mussels were to get into a lake, they could have a devastating impact and prevent us from doing all the fun activities we love to do at the lake; like swimming, boating and fishing! Check out this video to see what could happen if these tiny invaders were successful at sneaking in!
You can help keep Alberta’s water safe from alien invaders – we have just three requests from you!
CHECK THE WEATHER
We live in a province where the weather can change quickly. It can be sunny in the morning but raining and windy in the afternoon. Being aware of weather changes can make the difference between a fun day on the lake or having your boat capsized by waves.
Visit https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca for weather information in your area.
LEAVE A FLOAT PLAN WITH SOMEONE
Make sure that before leaving for the day, let someone know where you are going and how long you will be gone. That way, if you have problems on the water and don’t return on time, your “float plan” person can contact the authorities for assistance.
BRING THE PROPER CLOTHING AND ITEMS FOR THE DAY AND WEATHER CONDITIONS
A few examples would be a long sleeve shirt and pants, hat, rain gear, sunscreen, bug repellent, sunglasses, appropriate footwear, first aid kit, water.
BE FAMILIAR WITH THE WATER BODY YOU WILL BE VISITING, AND ANY HAZARDS PRESENT IN THE WATER.
If you are not familiar with the water body, contact local authorities such as Fish & Wildlife, RCMP, or Conservation Officers and they will provide you with additional information.
Hazards in lakes and rivers can change daily or weekly so keep this in mind every time you launch your vessel.
If you are unsure of the hazards, travel slowly and continuously scan ahead.
NEVER OPERATE A VESSEL WHEN YOU ARE IMPAIRED BY ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
It can be dangerous operating any machinery or equipment when under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Operating a vessel while impaired is the same as operating a motor vehicle on a highway while impaired and carries the same fines and suspensions.
If you see someone operating a boat while they are impaired call 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement authority.
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