Parker County Today May 2017 - Page 45

Keeping Summer Safe From basic first aid to family emergencies By: Kelly Kaldenbach, PA-C Summer fun is just around the corner: sun, sports, pools, playgrounds and other outdoor activities abound. It’s no surprise to any parent that the summer season is also the busiest for your local emergency room. Knowing what to do when an emergency arises, when and how to administer medical care at home and when to head to the ER is important. Injuries are the top cause of death for children ages 1 to 21, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Educating yourself and your family about how to handle an emergency can make for a safer, happier and healthier summer. First aid kit Bumps, scrapes and minor injuries can be handled at home with a well-stocked first aid kit. A necessity in every home, a first aid kit can help handle minor emergencies that don’t require a doctor’s immediate care. Your kit should be stored in a central location in your home – within easy reach for adults, not children. A properly stocked kit can help you manage emergency needs ranging from a burn to a deep cut. Check your kit regularly and replace miss- ing items or expired medications. It’s a good idea to have a first aid kit in your home and another in the car. Don’t forget to take it with you on family vacations, too. First aid basics Once your kit is assembled, be sure yo )܁܁Ѽ͔иeȁх)ɥI ɽ́Ʌ䁽)Ё͕́ѕɥ AHȁѡ)!ٕȰɅɅ̰)́ɕѥɹ̸MɅ)Ёѥ́ȁ܁ͥՅѥ)Ց) ɔѼ݅͠ȁ́ɔɕѥ)ݽչ%׊eɔЁɔЁѡ͕ٕɥ)ѡ䰁ȁѽȁȁѼ)ɝɽ)]ѼѼѡH)%ѡ䁥͕ٕ́ɔȁѥ́ȃL)Ս́ѥՕȁɕ̰)յ̰ٕȁȁݕLԁѼ)Ѽѡɝɽ)ɥѼѡHɕ͙հȁ) ͥ́ѡ䁅͍ͥа)ѡɗéͼѡȁѡչݸ%ѡ)ɕЁх䁍ѡЁȁ)Ʌ͙ȁѼѡٔѡ݅䁙ȁ)͵ѡȁH٥ͥиͼɔѼɥ)HqɔtѼՑ+5ɕɑ́Ёȁ)쁥ՑɕЁѥ쁅ȴ)ɕمЁ䁡ѽ쁅ɕ٥)хѥ̰ɝɥ́ȁ̸͕+ЁхЁյ̸+͵ѕȁɕɑѽ́)ѕ́ɥȁ٥ͥЁݥѠѡѽȸ+%ѕ́ȁ݅Ёѥ聍Ʌ役̰̰ѽ̰)Ʉ̰͠ȁ͹̽)х̰ѥ̰ٽɥє)ՙQ͔ݥٔԁ)ͽѡѼɥѡ݅аݥ)ͼȁ+ѡ́ѽѡ͠ȁ)ȁԁѡѡɔ́)ȁ䁉ѕ) AH͕́ɽȁх)I ɽ́ѕɕѼ)Ĵāɝ丁͍́ݥѠ)ȁݡЁѥѕ́ɝ)ݡͥՅѥ́ɔɽɥє)ЁɽɥєѼȁɝ䁡)!ȁѼɥ锁Ʌѥѡ)ɵѥѡeѼɽ٥ѡȁ)ɕ̰ѡȁյȰѡ)Օѥ́ѡэȁݥͬЁѡ)ͽݡ́ݡѡȁѡ䁅ɔ)͍́ɕѡ) ձЁȁɽ٥ȁȁЁ٥%)ԁЁٔѕɥ䁍ɔ)ɽ٥Ȱ٥ͥЁ1MхA̹ͥȁ)ѡЀܴ)Ёѡѡ--A ɕٕ)ѕȁѠ͍́ɕɽѡUٕͥ䁽)=!ѠḾ ѕȰ 5)Ḿѥѡ9 Á䁅)́-䁥́ɕѱ䁅ѥ܁ѥ̸) ܴȁѵи)%ȁ́݅ݕѥ)͕Չхȁаɥѡ)ѥȁեȁЁѡ)ȁ݅͡ݕѼ͡܁Hѽ̸)Q͔ͥѼ԰٥ͥ)]ѡəɐI5 ѕˊéAͥɕѽ䁅)]ѡəɑIAͥ) ɕɕ)ɑѼѡɥ )ɝA̰ٕͥ䁕ɝ)ͥѡȵѕɽ)ɕٕаɕɔɕ锰иQ)Ց́ɝ䁑ɥ́ݥѠ+ ե͕聕مє䁥ȁ)+ ɹ%͔ѡɹɕ)݅ѕȁȁЁЁٔѕ́ȁչѥѡ)Չ̸ͥ ٕȁѡɕ͕ݥѠѕɥ)锁Ё䁥ɕѱ䰁)Ё͔ѵ́ȁѕȸ+ ȁչɔݽչ聅䁍ѥԴ)̰)ɕЁɕɔݥѠѠȁѽݕѼ)ɽȁЀѕ̸I͔)ѡݽչݥѠ݅ѕȀͽ́ѡ)䁥ɥхєѡݽչ쁅䁅ѥѥ)ٕȁѡݽչݥѠȁѕȴ)锸(