Home, Safe Home – Take care of yourself and your family, from kitchen to balcony.

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A safe space

The response to the Covid-19 pandemic – social distancing or quarantine – might leave us feeling safe and sound in our own homes. However, even at home, we need to take care of each other. That means being prepared for inevitable little accidents – a small cut as you cook dinner or a grazed knee during hide and seek.

Learn to look after your family and yourself – keep calm, cleanse wounds, cover them up and carry on. With our simple Wound Care Routine, you can be prepared to take care of most wounds at home:

The Living Room

Has the living room become the centre of your whole life during social distancing? Has it changed from a relaxation space, to the place you spend the majority of your day? Work and play, up and down, good and bad.

Watching movies and listening to your favourite records are obviously not extreme sports, fraught with danger, but even while you’re taking it easy, little mishaps can happen. It’s simply impossible to avoid some small cuts and grazes, so make sure to have a well-stocked first aid kit at home.

While you’re preparing for the next zoom call, considering your next playlist or reading list, spare a little thought for the perfect medicine cabinet or first aid kit. If you’re wondering what it should contain, here is our suggestion.

The Elastoplast Wound Care Routine

1. Cleanse: A clean and cleansed wound is the first step to optimal healing. Cleanse your wound from dirt, bacteria and visible particles with the Elastoplast Wound Spray to prevent infections.

2. Protect: The second step is to protect your wound from dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with a plaster, wound dressing or non-stick wound pad from Elastoplast.

3. Heal: In a third step, you can help your wound to heal up to two times faster and with a lower risk of scarring. Apply the Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment each time you put on a new plaster, or until the wound has healed completely.

A little consideration and preparation goes a long way and with the Elastoplast Wound Care Routine and product range, your worries are answered with simple solutions. But have you considered the specific safety questions asked by the different rooms of the house? The couch, the kitchen or the imaginary fairy tale castle in the kids’ playroom?

There are a range of different treatments to be aware of, so you’re safe in every room.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is often the hub of the home – food brings people together. However, alongside the fun and games, the shared smiles and stories, someone is probably trying to concentrate on cooking – that means heat, sharp edges and slippery surfaces.

Simply, accidents can happen. However, if you’re well prepared, you can stay safe and focus on enjoying family time and your food.

Following our recommended Wound Care Routine and having appropriate treatments on hand could save your meal – remember your first aid kit when you’re plating up. To keep your concentration on the food rather than your wound, you’ll need treatments which can handle all the water and steam, all the chopping and stirring. The moisture and movement that is unavoidable in cooking means the chef needs a truly kitchen-proof treatment:

Elastoplast Fabric plasters are flexible and strong, and won’t slip while you’re holding your knife.
Elastoplast Heavy Fabric Waterproof plasters provide flexible and waterproof protection, with Hi-DRY TEX technology, the fabric is water resistant, dries quickly and is extra absorbent to keep your wounds dry.
Elastoplast Aqua Protect plasters are 100% waterproof, so they can hold on while you’re washing ingredients or your hands.

The Kids’ Playroom

Investing in quality time with your family is exactly the kind of bright-shining silver-lining you might need to get through the potential hardship of the Covid-19 pandemic. It would be a terrible shame to let it be ruined by a small accident – a grazed knee from a trip amongst the building blocks or a trapped finger in the dressing-up box.

Follow Elastoplast Wound Care Routine and your children will be able to get back to their fun in no time. The Elastoplast Kids Plasters are perfect for protecting most wounds, and can help make wound care more fun!

The Balcony

As we are encouraged to spend more time at home, the craving for outside space means many of us are drawn to our balconies or gardens. Are you taking on a new DIY project, sprucing and shining your balcony into a haven? Are you getting busy with your green fingers, curating the perfect herb garden?

Wherever you’re relaxing outside, remember, the lower your guard drops, the more open you are to little scrapes and scratches which might ruin your relaxation. Even though you are at home, you are still outside, so if you do have a mishap, it is important to treat it appropriately to prevent infection.

The Wound Care Routine is the perfect starting point for dealing with small wounds you sustain. However, if you’re doing little bits of manual labour on your balcony or out in your garden, you’ll need to be extra careful to cleanse the wound with Elastoplast Wound Spray and use a tough Elastoplast Heavy Fabric Waterproof Plaster to properly protect the area so you can carry on with your work.

Life Goes On

Time at home might seem like the perfect opportunity to relax in peace. However, isolation brings a range of new challenges – especially if little accidents get in the way of your DIY plans and cooking practice. We’re here to help with advice and treatments for small injuries so you can focus on your life, not your wounds.

You can purchase these Elastoplast products online from Amazon, Coles, Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse and Priceline.