Stay Safe This Summer with These Tips from MedFlight911 Air Ambulance
It's summertime, and the living is easy – at least until an accident happens, and you need medical care or even an air ambulance. As people, especially kids, head outdoors during the warm months, the risk of having an accident while swimming, hiking, biking, or engaging in other summer fun also increases. At MedFlight911, we urge you to keep these tips in mind so you can stay safe this summer.
Water safety. Whether it's the backyard pool or a trip to the shore, avoid drowning accidents by practicing basic water safety. Keep a close eye on small children in the water at all times. Try to choose beaches and pools where there's a lifeguard on duty. If you'll be boating, make sure everyone wears a life jacket.
Bike safety. Everyone who rides a bike – both kids and adults – should always wear a helmet. That's true whether you're riding on city streets or on the neighborhood bike path, since helmets can prevent serious head injuries. If kids will be riding around the neighborhood, make sure they know to obey traffic signals and pay attention to what's going on around them to reduce the risk of an accident. It's unfortunately not unusual for an air ambulance like MedFlight911 to be called in to transport patients with traumatic brain injury to specialized medical centers for treatment, and it's especially heart-breaking when these cases involve children.
Car safety. Every year, you hear tragic stories of young children who die because they've been left in a hot car. It's an obvious safety tip, but it bears repeating: Never leave a child alone in a parked car on a warm day, even if the windows are rolled down and the outside air temperature is not that hot. It doesn't take long for the inside of the vehicle to become like an oven.
Camping safety. Many families venture into the great outdoors during the summer months. To stay safe, practice basic food safety while cooking, be cautious when building fires, and use common sense when hiking or swimming. Use insect repellent to prevent bug bits and know what to do if you encounter a wild animal.
If you or your loved one has an accident this summer, getting appropriate medical care right away is the most important step. Depending on where you are (for example, if the incident occurred away from home) or the severity of the injury, you may need an air medical transport. That's where MedFlight911 comes in. We're here to help you get you to the care you need or get home safe.
To find out more about MedFlight911's air ambulance services give us a call at 888-359-1911 or get a no-obligation air ambulance quote here.