It’s getting hot out there! Do you know how to handle heat related illnesses?

 

Both Ashley and I love the heat.  But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing even for us, and heat related illnesses, including heatstroke can be fatal.

Learn how to identify these symptoms and treat them so you, and your family, can enjoy your summer safely.

Heat Exhaustion – When the body loses an excessive amount of salt and water, heat exhaustion can set in.  People who work outdoors and athletes are particularly susceptible.

Symptoms are similar to those of the flu and can include severe thirst, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting and, sometimes, diarrhea.  Other symptoms include profuse sweating, clammy or pale skin, dizziness, rapid pulse and normal or slightly elevated body temperature.

Uncontrolled heat exhaustion can evolve into heatstroke, so make sure to treat the victim quickly.

  • Move them to a shaded or air-conditioned area
  • Give them water or other cool, nonalcoholic beverages
  • Apply wet towels or having them take a cool shower

 

For more info check out http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/news-and-resources-surviving-the-hot-weather.aspx

Be Well. – Rose

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National Rip Current Awareness Week!

With summer fast approaching, and my mind on my upcoming beach vacation, I thought it was really appropriate to highlight some important safety tips from NOAA this week.

Check water conditions before going in by looking at the local beach forecast before you leave for the beach and talking to the lifeguard at the beach.

Only swim at a beach with lifeguards. The chances of drowning at a beach with lifeguards are 1 in 18 million (U.S. Lifesaving Association).

Don’t assume! Great weather for the beach does not always mean it’s safe to swim or even play in the shallows. Rip currents often form on calm, sunny days.

For more info check out http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/

Be Well. – Rose

 

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June is National Safety Month!

This week’s topic is emergency preparedness. Stuff happens, being ready for it can make all the difference when it does.
Hey, wait… That sounds a lot like insurance. 😉
 
Having a stocked First Aid Kit, knowing CPR, and knowing how to get help can literally save lives.
 
What to know more? Check out these resources from the National Safety Counsel.
First Aid Kits- http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/common-items-for-first-aid-kits-2
 
Be Well. – Rose
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