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Tips to Help Prevent Drownings

The following link is another horrible reminder that we must always remind ourselves to practice safety in and around the water:

Three-Year-Old Drowns In New Jersey

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 general:

  • Teach children how to swim and tread water at a young age.
  • When in public places, note the locations of AEDs and First Aid Stations
  • Learn / refresh your skills in CPR and AED use.

 

In the pool:

  • Always close and lock gates to the pool to keep children out when no one is available to directly supervise them.
  • Enforce “No-Diving” rules as indicated by your pool’s manufacturer.
  • Younger children should wear personal flotation devices until they can swim and tread water.
  • Never leave children unsupervised in the pool area – Not even for a minute!
  • Keep your cell phone close, but only use it in an emergency if there are no other adults to concentrate on watching children. Texts can wait.

 

At the lake or beach:

  • Do not allow children to go swimming alone in areas without lifeguards and always swim in designated areas only.
  • Always follow posted rules and the directions of the lifeguards.
  • Never let children swim without an adult watching and never drift more than an arms-length away from younger children, especially in the surf.
  • Younger children should wear personal flotation devices until they can swim and tread water.
  • Teach children to swim parallel to the shore if the current pulls them away from the beach.
  • Notify lifeguards and police immediately if a person from your party is missing.

 

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable rest of the summer.

Introducing QR Codes

Have Dummy Will Travel, Inc. is now using QR codes to help you connect more easily.  Look for these codes on all of our printed literature as well as on our emails and web site. 

To access QR codes, you will need to download a free app for your mobile device.  Simply go to your devices “App Store” and download a free mobile scanner device that supports QR codes.  The app will use the camera on your device to “scan” the QR code and will follow the instructions embedded in the code.

Have Dummy Will Travel Partners with H2O Plus, Inc. to Provide CPR and First Aid Kits With Automatic Refills

Have Dummy Will Travel, Inc. is proud to announce our new partnership with H2O Plus, Inc.  H2O Plus provides first aid and CPR supply kits for all industries.  In addition, working with H2O plus allows us to provide regular first aid kit checks and restocking services.  For more information, click here.

Get Advice Before You Purchase Rescue Equipment

I recently visited one of my favorite Long Island vineyards and noticed a sticker on the front door that read “AED Equipped”. Since I make my living by training people to help others in medical emergencies, I figured I would chat with a manager over a nice glass of Pinot.

Like many responsible companies, this winery reacted to an emergency that occurred on their property. The management agreed that it was important for staff to know CPR and on the suggestion of their CPR instructor, they purchased an AED. Continue reading Get Advice Before You Purchase Rescue Equipment

Responding to Medical Emergencies in the Dental Environment

Are you prepared for an emergency? As healthcare practitioners, you rely on your professional judgment to provide your patients with the best dental care possible. Many years of study, training and internship go into making what most Continue reading Responding to Medical Emergencies in the Dental Environment