Trauma Care

Preventing Traumatic Injury

To help reduce your chances of trauma, the CDC and the National Safety Council recommend that you take the following steps:

  • Always use seat belts.
  • Never drive or operate any equipment while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Certain medicines can be dangerous as well.
  • Do not use a cell phone while driving.
  • Keep poisons, medicine, and cleaning supplies locked up. Keep them away from small children.
  • Teach children to swim. Teach all family members about water safety.
  • Develop a fire safety plan.
  • Make sure all alarm and fire equipment is up to date (eg, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers).
  • If you have firearms in the house, make sure they are kept unloaded. Keep them in a locked location.
  • Wear helmets while biking.
  • Wear the right safety equipment for all sports and recreation activities.
  • Wear appropriate protective gear when using power tools.
  • Help prevent falls in the home. Install night lights, grab bars, and hand rails.
  • Avoid putting yourself at risk for an accident, violence, or other physical trauma.

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