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Summer Safely – Water, Sun & Heat Safety Tips

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WCH – Emergency Department

Summer is here and with temperatures rising WCH wants to help keep you and the ones you love enjoying your summer safely. Here are some great tips and summer facts to help guide you through the heat!

Drowning!! It can happen in an instant and to anyone.

  • Never Swim Alone
  • Swim in Supervised Areas
  • Learn CPR & Rescue techniques
  • Be aware of currents
  • Wear your life jacket

3 Children die every day as a result of drowning
Drowning can happen quickly and quietly

Adults Boating or Tubing

      • Use the buddy system
      • Avoid Alcohol

 

 

 

 

Be Sun Smart!

    • Use sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours or 40 minutes when in the water
    • The stronger the UV rays the high SPF sunscreen should be used.
    • Wear a heat, sunglasses, and swim shirt

Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the US – 1 in 5 American swill develop skin cancer

 

 

 

 

Know the signs of Dehydration

  • Thirstier than normal
  • Dry sticky mouth
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache / Dizziness
  • Dark Urine

 

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