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New Lincoln Catalog Available

Concord, Calif.–Lincoln Equipment, Inc. announces the release of their updated Commercial Swimming Pool Equipment Catalog. The 184-page catalog contains the most comprehensive selection of commercial swimming pool equipment, chemicals and supplies. For more information, call (800) 223-5450, or visit www.lincolnaquatics.com.

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Reader Questions Use Of Aspirin Headline

Hi Beth,

I just read your article in the March/April 2009 Camp Business magazine (“More Than Bandages And Aspirin”). I am a camp nurse, and found lots of good tips for camps setting up a health center. I would like to offer some feedback/comments. First, although a catchy title–aspirin should have been replaced by acetaminophen. Aspirin is not to be used by children, and although I am sure that was not at all intended to be a suggestion of a drug to stock, even seeing the word associated with children’s camping makes me nervous.

I also was glad to read about safe storage of medications, and regardless of standards, it is just so important to lock all medications at camp. I might have gone one step further, to emphasize that even staff and other adult medications need to be locked away from children, as it is the safety of campers that should be everyone’s priority.

Thank you for writing the article, and keeping camp health an integral part of camps in general!

Jennifer Wolfenden

Nursing Director/Camp Trillium

Chair of the Ontario Camping Association’s Health Care Committee

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Step Ahead Gets Praise

Ron,

I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I enjoy your articles in PRB and Camp Business magazines (A Step Ahead). I know it takes time to write the articles, so I would like to let you know that your hard work is appreciated and thank you for taking the time.

Sincerely,

Joe Spadafino

City of Newark Parks & Recreation

Newark, Delaware

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ASHI Releases Upgraded CPR/AED Materials

Eugene, Ore.–American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) announces the launch of new and improved CPR and AED for the Community and Workplace training materials, which incorporates both instructor and student resources. The instructor package features a 54-minute DVD hi-definition, an all new Instructor Guide as well as a modified PowerPoint presentation that corresponds directly to the updated student materials. The new student handbook offers larger, graphic-rich pictures in an easier-to-comprehend format. These new materials continue to follow the 2005 guidelines for first aid (new guidelines will not be released until 2010). For more information, call (800) 246-5101, or visit www.ashinstitute.org.

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A Summer Camp Essentials Checklist

Newbury Park, Calif.–Scrambling to remember everything your child needs before they take off on their summer camp adventure this year? Minimus.biz—a provider of all things individual sized and travel-sized, offers this summer camp essentials checklist plus a one-stop shop to purchase it all.

Summer Camp Essentials for 2009

1. Flashlight and batteries

2. Sunscreen and after-sun wipes

3. Toothpaste and toothbrush

4. Tissues

5. Shampoo and body wash

6. Deck of cards

7. Disposable camera

8. Bug spray

9. Hairbrush

10. Poison ivy care – “pre” and “post” contact

For more information, call (805) 480-1415, or visit www.minimus.biz

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