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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:

  • Handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Bacteria and viruses are different.  Both can cause infections, but antibiotics only work against bacterial infections.
  • Use antibiotics wisely to limit development of antibiotic resistance.

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 charlene.krienke@ahs.ca.


 






Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC)



Jim Gordon

Community Engagement Coordinator

ABCRC

 jgordon@abcrc.com

 

Keeping Alberta Water’s Safe From Alien Invaders

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!

  1. Be a responsible pet owner; if you have a pet goldfish you don’t want anymore, take it back to the pet store, give it to a friend or an animal rescue. Whatever you do, Don’t let it loose!
  2. Always Clean Drain Dry Your Gear. Anything that goes into the water, from fishing gear to sand toys, should be cleaned off from all water, mud and plants before you leave the lake.
  3. Help us by becoming a detective and report any invasive species findings! Download EDDMaps Alberta to your or your parent’s smartphone to submit pictures of any alien invaders you see while you’re out enjoying Alberta’s beautiful environments.
https://www.eddmaps.org/alberta/
https://www.eddmaps.org/alberta/distribution/viewmap.cfm?sub=15299
 

LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM ~ KIDS DON'T FLOAT

https://albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/advisories-public-safety/outdoor-safety/life-jacket-loaner-stations/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



HOW TO USE BEAR SPRAY


BEAR AWARE


WHAT GOES ON WHEN YOU
AREN'T THERE!

 
 
 

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.



Carry the required safety equipment.

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.


 
 

CHECK OUT MORE GREAT INFORMATION IN REGARD TO RAIL SAFETY


General public:


Kids


Municipalities


Indigenous Outreach


Cyclists


Off-Road Vehicle Operators


Passenger and Commuter Rail Users


Drivers


Photographers and the Media


 
 
 

VISIT ELEMENTARYSAFETY.COM for a wide variety of safety topics for  your family