PHOENIX (May 24, 2018) – Memorial Day means celebrations, barbeques and gatherings and Banner Health experts are offering some advice and tips on how to stay safe during this weekend’s summer kickoff and throughout the season.
Our online newsroom offers these ready-to-edit videos on summertime safety topics:
Why it’s important to drink water: Robert Porter, DO, Emergency-department director at Banner Goldfield Medical Center and Banner Ironwood Medical Center, shares what he sees in the Emergency department when people aren’t well hydrated and discusses long-term consequences of dehydration.
How to keep your children safe around the pool or lake: Tracey Fejt, RN, injury-prevention coordinator at Cardon Children’s Medical Center, talks about the importance of designating adults to watch children around water and gives other critical water-safety tips.
Snakes: Warmer weather means snakes. Frank LoVecchio, DO, assistant medical director for Banner Poison and Drug Information Center and emergency room physician, provides essential information on how to avoid rattlesnakes and what to do if you are bit.
Hydration while hiking: Robert Porter, DO, Emergency-department director at Banner Goldfield Medical Center and Banner Ironwood Medical Center, provides hydration tips for hikers and others who keep active in summer months.
Bees: It’s safe to assume that the bees you encounter are the more aggressive Africanized bees. Frank LoVecchio, DO, assistant medical director for Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, explains how bee stings can be deadly.
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