Keep your family safe while you enjoy the holidays this year.
We all want picture-perfect holiday memories for our family. Don't let an unfortunate accident rob you of this joy. With a little caution and care, you can prevent the most common holiday accidents from hurting yourself or those you love. Try these tips for a safe and healthy celebration.
If you're making a long trip to visit relatives this year, make sure to have your car and tires checked before you go. Designate a navigator so you can focus on driving without having to consult a map. Get off the road if you start feeling drowsy, and stay off the phone if you're behind the wheel! If you're heading up north, watch out for ice on the roads.
It may seem funny in those classic Christmas movies, but falling off a roof or ladder as you prepare your home for the holidays could have devastating results. Ladder safety includes making sure it's firmly latched before climbing up and staying off the top rungs. Avoid walking on the roof unless you have professional experience.
Safety for Children
Most toys are labeled with appropriate ages. Check to ensure you aren't buying toys that may endanger your little ones on Christmas morning – and keep in mind that it's not just toys that small children may put in their mouths! Your tree ornaments, holiday decorations, and seasonal plants may find themselves in little hands. Many traditional plants, such as mistletoe toe or poinsettias, are poisonous. Keep them out of reach!
Do you know where you'd go if you or a loved one experienced a serious accident? Learn more about the emergency department at Aventura Hospital. You can let us know you're on your way through iNotify, review our average wait times and check in quickly through our ED Kiosk. We provide care you can trust whenever you need it.