JUNE: NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH
Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news? Everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries.
During National Safety Month, EXPRESS FAMILY CARE is working with community members to help reduce the risk of injuries. This June, we encourage you to learn more about important safety issues like preventing poisonings, transportation safety, and slips, trips, and falls.
- Poisonings: Nine out of 10 poisonings happen right at home. You can be poisoned by many things, like cleaning products or another person’s medicine.
- Transportation safety: Doing other activities while driving – like texting or eating – distracts you and increases your chance of crashing. Almost 1 in 6 crashes where someone is injured involves distracted driving.
- Slips, trips, and falls: More than 1 in 4 older adults fall each year. Many falls lead to broken bones or head injuries.
You can make a difference! Find out ways to help reduce the risk of these safety issues. Keep your children safe while they are out of school this summer.
For more information, visit Express Family Care.
Jimmy Tisdale is a graduate of the OU Family Nurse Practitioner Program. He focuses on providing prompt, thorough care while educating patients about their conditions and ways to stay healthy using current evidence-based research.
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