Never leave kids in cars

Never leave kids in cars

Health & Wellness

30-12-2019

Never leave kids in cars

Never leave your most precious valuables, your children, alone in the car.

The never leave kids in cars campaign prompts parents to take their kids with them whenever they get out of the car, just as they do their everyday valuables, to avoid potentially tragic consequences.

 

The risk of heatstroke and dehydration is very real

  • a child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adults’
  • even on a mild day, the temperature inside a parked car can be 20 to 30 degrees hotter than the temperature outside
  • when it’s 30 degrees outside, a child could be suffering in up to 60-degree heat
  • leaving the windows down has little effect on the inside temperature of the car
  • large cars heat up as quickly as smaller cars.

Visit Kidsafe Victoria for more information. 

Christmas and New Year Holiday hours

Christmas and New Year Holiday hours

Pharmacy news

20-12-2019

Yep, we are still here over the festive season, apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when we are closed.

Big thanks to all our team who come to work, smiling, to help our community.

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Plan ahead for the heat

Plan ahead for the heat

Health Weeks

17-12-2019

When hot days are forecast it’s important to plan ahead.

🔴 Stay up to date with the weather forecasts in your area

🔴 If you have something planned for the hottest part of a very hot day, consider if you can cancel. If that’s not possible, try to reschedule for the coolest part of the day

🔴 Make sure you have what you need so you don’t have to go out in the heat. Having plenty of food – including some that doesn’t need refrigeration – is a good idea, as is filling some bottles with water and popping them in the fridge. Check if you have any medications you might need.

🔴 On a cooler day, visit your GP to check if you need to change your medications during extreme heat. It’s also important that you store any medications you have at the appropriate temperature Read More >

We’re busy at Kiana Beauty!

We’re busy at Kiana Beauty!

Kiana Beauty Blog

Caught in the act! Alex and Jordie, two of our customer service superstars, who have managed to stay calm and STILL smile, despite the Christmas chaos!

They’ve worked unbelievably hard these past few weeks, wrapping and packing all your orders, so for that, we say THANK YOU!

📸 pic via Ammy Lam Photography

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All you need to know about first aid kits

All you need to know about first aid kits

Health Weeks

An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind in a medical emergency. Being prepared could help you save a life.

Doing a first aid course is recommended to give you the knowledge and skills to provide capable first aid assistance.

Buying a first aid kit is a convenient option.

First aid kits are sold in different shapes and sizes and for different uses.

A basic first aid kit checklist

You can customise your first aid kit depending on the activities you do. A basic first aid kit checklist might include:

  • crepe bandages of varying widths
  • hypoallergenic (skin) tape
  • triangular bandages
  • adhesive dressing strips (such as bandaids) in different sizes
  • gauze swabs
  • combine dressing pads (10cm x 10cm)
  • non-stick dressing pads (7.5cm x 10cm)
  • sterile eye pad
  • alcohol swabs
  • stainless steel scissors (sharp/blunt) 12.5cm
  • disposable gloves
  • stainless steel pointed splinter forceps (tweezers)
  • shock (thermal) blanket
  • safety pins
  • notepad and permanent marker
  • sterile saline tubes/sachets
  • disposable resuscitation face shield
  • antiseptic skin swabs
  • stop itch cream
  • first aid booklet Read More >

🥂 Christmas party fun 🥂

🥂 Christmas party fun 🥂

Pharmacy news

08-12-2019

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🥂 Christmas party fun 🥂

Thank you once again to every single person who helps us look after our community.

What a privilege for us to work with such an amazing group of people.