“Accidents happen!” This is something that we’ve all told ourselves at one point or another. But what if this accident was more life threatening than a bump or a bruise?
Did you know that fully preventable injuries take the lives of more Canadian children than disease, and more youth than all other causes combined? What if someone you love is choking, do you know how to administer the heimlich maneuver? Accidents do happen, and are often completely unavoidable… or are they?
As a medical clinic, we often treat cases of unexpected injuries and accidents that are indeed unpredictable, but also preventable. Although we don’t think of it everyday, it is important to remain vigilant and informed on how to prevent certain injuries and how to act quickly when they do occur, and this begins in the home!
Parents of young children know better than anyone that danger is just around the corner and that it is best not to be paranoid, but rather to be prepared! Today is National Injury Prevention Day, the perfect moment to reflect upon and learn about day-to-day risks.
Parachute is Canada’s national injury prevention charity that works to prevent serious and fatal injuries through education. We invite you all, no matter your age, to visit Parachute’s website to learn how to prevent a long list of injuries ranging from more common accidents such as falls, concussions, and burns to more severe scenarios such as road accidents, drowning, and even vacation safety. Remember, prevention is the key to a long and healthy life!
Stay Safe Everyone!