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3 Common Causes of Holiday ER Visits

3 COMMON CAUSES OF HOLIDAY ER VISITS = DECORATING DISASTERS ALLE VIATING ILLNESSES Broken bones and muscle tears from ladder falls Never climb onto the top step or climb a ladder that isn't secured Electrical burns from frayed wires Ditch any strings of lights or extension cords with frayed wires Lacerations from broken ornaments Remember to keep your meds well-stocked and on hand Remember that your medical conditions don't take a vacation, Examine the ornaments before reaching into a box o but pharmacies might close early or be closed entirely on certain holidays FRIED TURKEY FAILS Stay up-to-date on vaccinations The flu vaccine can prevent illness and save lives Burn injuries from spitting and splashing oil Don't lean over the fryer, and remove the turkey with care Burns caused by flames that are sparked by: Putting unthawed birds in the oil Not completely drying turkeys before cooking them Make sure anyone in your family older than 6 months is protected PROVIDED BY: COOKING CATASTROPHES MOUNTAINVIEW HO S PI IAL A Sunrise Health System Hospital Lacerations caused by careless cutting and chopping Give cutting your full attention, especially if you're using unfamiliar knives Food poisoning can cause serious dehydration, not to mention misery Follow food safety guidelines carefully during holiday meals Overindulging in food and alcohol will cause abdominal pressure and nausea Space out your treats and remember to get exercise and drink plenty of water MOUNTAINVIEW-HOSPITAL.COM SOURCIS: Consumerreports.org/medical-conditions/ emergency-room-visits-holidays/ Ucfmedlibrary.wordpress.com/2015/12/24/the-most- common-holiday-er-visits-and-how-to-avoid-them/ Cdc.gov/features/healthytips/index.html

3 Common Causes of Holiday ER Visits

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Cooking a turkey for the holidays might require more care than you realize, and accidents can lead to injuries! Take a look at this infographic and keep yourself and your family safe.

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