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2000 Children Die Every Year In The U.S. From Home Injuries

Feb 25, 2008
The statistics are startling. Not only do 2000 children die each year in home-related injuries but millions of people are seriously injured in accidents at home each year. In fact, one third of all injuries take place in or around the home.

These shocking statistics account for 20 million visits made each year to emergency rooms and 200 billion dollars spent annually in medical costs.

As a parent, you can never be too prepared for the unexpected, which is why first aid and CPR skills are so important to learn. While you might never need them, it's never a bad idea to learn the basics of caring for your child as well as the rest of your family in an emergency situation. By taking the time to learn first aid and CPR, you can be confident that you can handle any situation with your family.

Children are simply prone to more accidents than their parents are. Bumps and scrapes are a part of growing up, it seems. But when the cuts happen, you need to learn how to properly care for them.

While first aid and CPR skills are useful with children, your spouse might also have medical issues at some point. In the case of a heart attack, learning CPR can help them maintain heart function until paramedics arrive. It's essential that you learn these first aid and CPR skills from a professional; however, as you need to make sure you are always doing good instead of doing harm.

Knowing When to Step In

But even first aid and CPR skills can't help in some situations. When this is the case, teach your children to call 911 to alert professionals that you need help. Even if you think you can drive the injured person to the hospital, in severe injuries, it's best to call paramedics. They have the right equipment on hand and can be to your house in minutes, while driving to the hospital can take longer.

Here are the situations when you need to call 911:

* When the person is having troubles breathing
* When the person is having severe pain
* When the person is bleeding profusely
* When there is an obvious open fracture, a bone sticking out of the skin
* When the person is unconscious for no apparent reason
* When you walk into a situation where the person is lying on the ground and you have no idea what happened
* When the person is unable to speak or move

Sometimes you can't help directly, but by staying calm and using the first aid and CPR skills you do know, you can help prevent the situation from becoming worse.

Unfortunately the distressing part of all this is that most people do not know the first thing about taking the necessary precautions to keep their loved ones safe from injuries in their homes.

All of this practically begs for information titled 'Everything You Always Wanted To Know About First Aid But Never Dares To Ask' because the spectrum of home related injuries is vast including; allergic reactions, bites, broken bones, bruises, burns, fractures, lacerations, punctures, scrapes, illness and sprains to name a few.

Most people are ill equipped with the knowledge of medical care, first aid supplies, CPR and first aid kits let alone know where to seek this knowledge.

As a result and because of concern over this staggering issue, a web site has been established that provides information on all of this in one convenient location.

All of the above injuries are discussed as well as information provided on how home injuries can be prevented on this important website. A free report is available immediately titled 'Most Injuries In The Home Can Be Prevented.'

Don't let your family and loved ones be the next statistics. Visit this public information web site today before it is too late.
About the Author
Brad Hodges is
President of BLH ENTERPRISES
A Health e-commerce.
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