Emergency rooms see an increase in visits, anywhere from 15 to 27 percent higher, in Summer. How do we keep from adding to those statistics? The following tips from Baptist Health’s Summer Safety Guide will help you enjoy Summer and hang on to the fun. You can download the Summer Safety Guide here to learn more.
Be sun savvy: A Floridian loves the sun. Most transplants do, too. You can enjoy the great outdoors and protect your skin and eyes from damaging rays.
Be safe in surf and pool: Lifeguard? Depth? Marine life? Dangerous current? Summer storm? Learn what to check for before taking a dip.
Celebrate safely (And Happy July 4th): Supervise children, don’t drink and light up fireworks, wet down fireworks before disposing of them. Should you launch that rocket?
Avoid a hot car: The temperature inside a parked car can reach 140 degrees. Be mindful of children and pets.
Grill safely: You’ve been ready to fire up the grill since Easter. Whether you’re cooking with gas or coals, you’ll want to read this before you grill.
Don’t let the bugs bite: Dusk and dawn are gorgeous in Summer. Unfortunately, the bugs agree and come out to enjoy, too. How do you protect yourself?
Stay cool and hydrated: Learn the signs of heat exhaustion. Avoid overheating or dehydrating with these tips.
Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital want this to be your best summer ever, so we’ve created the Summer Safety Guide to help you and your family steer clear of summer bummers. There’s more good information at the click of your mouse. Download here.