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Injury Prevention and First Aid Tips

Many emergency room visits are preventable. Here are some first aid tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe from common injuries:

Head, Neck & Back Injuries

Nov 18, 2019

Head injury

Call an ambulance immediately if victim is:

  1. Unconscious
  2. Having seizures
  3. Unable to move body parts
  4. Has blood or fluid coming from the nose or ears

Seek medical attention if victim is:

  1. 12 months old or younger
  2. Complaining of severe or persistent headache
  3. Drowsy
  4. Persistently vomiting (three times or more)
  5. Slurring speech
  6. Experiencing difficulty walking or imbalance
  7. Having vision problems

If none of the above symptoms are present, wake the injured person every one to two hours that night. Make sure they can recognize you and their surroundings.

Neck & Back Injury

  1. Call ambulance.
  2. Do not move victim.