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The following link is another horrible reminder that we must always remind ourselves to practice safety in and around the water:
As we enter into the middle of the summer, the temperature is certainly going up. How wonderful it is to spend some time in the pool or at a nearby lake or beach.
But how horrible it is to hear about so many recent drownings, especially because they involve children.
Keep yourself and your family safe this summer. Here are a few tips to help:
In the pool:
At the lake or beach:
Wishing you a safe and enjoyable rest of the summer.
Here’s to wishing you a Happy July 4th weekend!
To help everyone stay safe, I am writing to address common illness and injuries seen around this time.
Every five years, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation update their recommendations for CPR and First Aid. The most recent changes are relatively minor, but important. Continue reading The Top Three Changes To Look For In Your Next CPR Class
In light of the president’s attempt last week, to bring attention to the growing concussion crisis in our nation, it is important for us to understand why all 50 states have adopted laws requiring young athletes to be removed from the field once a concussion is suspected.
The American College of Sports Medicine estimates that as many as 2 million concussions occur each year with only 15% diagnosed. In the last two decades, sports physicians have become increasingly aware that a second head impact after even a mild concussion can cause severe brain swelling, and lead to death.
Although tests are being developed to help determine within a few minutes if it is safe for an athlete to return to play, there have been documented cases of second impact syndrome where the first impact was so minor that the athlete did not tell the coach before returning to the game.
Signs of a concussion include:
– Temporary Confusion
– Memory loss about the traumatic event
– Brief loss of responsiveness
– Mild to moderate altered mental status
– Unusual behavior
If you witness anyone receive a blow to the head and then exhibit any one of these signs, please ensure that he or she is examined by a qualified medical professional before returning to work/play.
On Friday, New York State Governor Cuomo enacted by Executive Order, that stiffer penalties be imposed for drivers who are distracted by their cell phones. This is in response to Continue reading New York State Imposes Tougher Penalties on Distracted Drivers
According to the American Heart Association, the survival rate of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest is 5 times higher (40%) than Continue reading The Seattle Study