Biggest Risks for Popular Summer Activities
Sitting on the dock
We all love the summer, but here are somethings we need to keep in mind when we head out to great adventures for this summer.
Cruise: Sprains are the most common injury for someone on a cruise, along with contusions and other superficial wounds.Camping and mountain trips: Falls are the biggest threat, many due to poor decision-making, lack of skill or not being properly prepared. Dehydration is also a danger.
So what’s a summer-loving person to do?Pack: Appropriate clothing, insect repellent, sunscreen and first aid items. Include soap, tweezers, wound gel, personal medication and items such as fever reducers, fungal creams and pain relievers.Know: The level of ability of the people in your group and the environment around you.
Head over to redcross.org to find tips for specific situations, such as getting stung by a jellyfish or dealing with a blister.
Bonus Preparedness Points: Classes and Apps
Oh, so you’re an overachiever? Want all the safety arrows in your quiver? Get suited up with a couple more critical resources.Take a Class: Prepare for the unexpected with First Aid/CPR/AED training.Download Apps The Red Cross First Aid App has instant access on how to treat common emergencies as well as a hospital locator which is helpful for travelers, and the Emergency App is a single ‘go-to’ source for weather alerts and safety tips.
Stay safe out there, folks!
by Sarah Layton