Pediatric Water Safety

Pediatric Water Safety Reminder This summer, keep your children safe by following these guidelines: Always have adult supervision when your child is swimming, regardless of swimming skill. Adults who are supervising children in the pool should not drink alcohol or have excessive distractions. No diving in the shallow end of the pool. Make sure both […]

Firework Safety

Firework Safety by Cindy Burnette MSN, RN, CA-CP SANE MCHS Trauma Outreach Coordinator for Education & Injury Prevention Please take a minute to read through these firework safety tips. We want everyone to have a safe Fourth of July Holiday! Always read cautionary labels and instructions before lighting. Use fireworks only outdoors and ensure that […]

Pediatric Sun Safety Tips

Pediatric Sun Safety Tips The best way to prevent a sunburn is to limit sun exposure. The hottest part of the day is usually between 10am and 4pm. Thus, this is when your child’s skin can be affected the most. Babies 6 months and under: It is best to avoid direct sun exposure. Your baby […]

Bug Bites

“Mom, the bee bit me and it’s infected!” There are a few problems with the above statement. Firstly, some insects “bite” and some insects “sting”. Bees, hornets, wasps all sting, which means they inject venom into your skin through a specialized organ on their body. They don’t really bite humans. Also, the venom they inject […]

Salmonella

Salmonella by James Willhelm, RN – Infection Prevention Salmonella is a bacterial infection which is estimated to cause one million food-borne illnesses a year in the US. Salmonella is typically caused by eating undercooked meat, poultry or eggs, lack of work space hygiene or lack of personal hygiene when preparing foods. Symptoms of Salmonella, including […]