Summer Safety Tips
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
When the weather warms up, everyone wants to get out to enjoy it. We’re fortunate to have wonderful outdoor recreation options in Redfield. But before heading out to play, it’s good to have some precautionary measures in mind.
- Prevent sunburn and potential melanoma: Applying sunscreen before heading outside. For best results, reapply after sweating or swimming. Another option is to sit in the shade and wear a wide brimmed hat with loose fitting clothes to cover arms and legs.
- Avoid heat stroke and heat exhaustion: Be sure to take frequent breaks when exerting yourself in the heat. Drink plenty of water and remind children to consume liquids even before they feel thirsty to prevent dehydration.
- Practice water safety: Always swim with a buddy. Ensure there’s adult supervision or a lifeguard present when children are swimming. Small children should always wear life preservers in or near water.
The Community Memorial Hospital & Redfield Clinic offers great care for those unforeseen accidents or incident. The Redfield Clinic is also offering free sports physicals to middle and high school students in June and July. Call 472-0510 for more information.