February is National Heart Health Month. Here is information on Heart Disease, what it is and how to reduce your chance of getting it: Heart Disease (including Coronary Heart disease, Hypertension and Stroke) is the #1 killer in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying [...]
DO Consider safer alternatives such as glow sticks, confetti poppers or colored streamers Observe your local & state laws Have a designated sober adult light all legal fireworks Light one firework at a time & move away quickly Keep children and other observers at a safe distance – behind a protective barrier Store fireworks [...]
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS: Not all burns are caused by fire! They can also be caused by common household products like cleaners, weed killers and pool chemicals. Keep these locked away and out of reach of children! HOT LIQUIDS AND STEAM Not all burns are caused by fire! Did you know that scald burns [...]
DO Use oven mitts, not towels, to handle hot pots and pans Use caution when cooking with grease – keep burner on a low to medium setting and keep a pan lid in reach Make sure smoke alarms are in place on each level of your home and replace batteries every 6 months Have an [...]
Burns and Scalds CAN be prevented!! All it takes is a split second for a preventable accident to forever change your child's life.
National Burn Awareness Week February 5-11, 2017. Each year, over 486,000 individuals were seen in emergency departments, minor emergency clinics or physician’s offices for the treatment of a burn injury in the United States and Canada. In 2014 alone, there were 3,275 recorded deaths from fire and smoke inhalation injuries. The majority of these injuries [...]