Summer Is On It’s Way. Do you Know What That Means?
It means you and your kids will be spending a lot more time outdoors. If their safety is not accounted for your child could end up in the hospital. This is our busiest surgery time of the year!
Some of the reasons we see kids admitted … Are for trauma and head trauma.
To prevent this from happening be sure your child is always wearing a helmet when riding anything with wheels. If it has been a while since you purchased your child a new bike helmet, do so now. Be sure it is not counterfeit, as this can lead to serious injuries.
Watch out for those monkey bars!
Watching your child playing at the park can be a true joy. However, keep a close eye on them when they are swinging from bar to bar. For a child if they fall off the monkey bars this is a big drop to the ground. Usually it is their arm or elbow that hits the ground first, which likely means a visit to the hospital to rule out a broken arm.
I cannot stress how important it is that your child knows how to swim. The weather is warm and kids want to be in the water. Near drowners are another unfortunate trauma we see on the rise this time of year.
Our local police department has an event for our community where they hand out appropriate sized bike helmets, life vests and offer low cost swim lessons for the local residents. I encourage you to reach out to your city to see what services they offer.
And – as always, if you know someone who is having surgery or is looking for resources to prepare for medical encounters, please share “Surgery Day” and send them our way.