June is National Safety Month
Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 40. 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 (15%) where someone is injured involves distracted driving.
- Slips, trips, and falls: One in 4 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones or a head injury.
You can make a difference. Find out ways to help reduce the risk of these safety issues.
- Lock up medications and cleaning materials to avoid accidental poisonings.
- Download an app for your cell phone to prevent use while driving- those text messages can wait!
- Wear helmets and pads while biking, skating and skateboarding to prevent serious injuries.
- Never use a ladder on an unstable surface, and only climb when there is someone there to help stabilize the ladder for you.
- There are so many ways to prevent avoidable injuries. Let Jimmy discuss some of these with you on your next visit!
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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