Nobody wants to think about summer as being dangerous. In fact, most of us believe danger doesn’t apply to us. However, the volume of injuries treated in WakeMed’s six emergency departments go up every year in the summer. So, while injury prevention may not be fun to think about, it is important because it can unfortunately affect you and your family.
This past weekend, the News & Observer ran a story that included a few safety tips to make what healthcare providers refer to as “Trauma Season” safe for you and your family. To add to that great awareness article, we have compiled a few blogs written by WakeMed experts or from information from WakeMed experts. Here’s to a safe, happy, fun summer.
Insects – Don’t Let Insects Control Your Summer
Poison Ivy – The Truth About Poison Ivy
Snakes – Snakebites Common in N.C.
Heat – Baby It’s Hot Outside
Hot Cars – Deaths in Hot Cars Above Avg in 2013
Trampolines & Bounce House – Rules for Bouncing Fun