Summer Safely – Water, Sun & Heat Safety Tips

Summer Safely – Water, Sun & Heat Safety Tips 15June

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

 

Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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