Safety

When it comes to safety, the best protection is knowledge. Learn what you need to know to keep your whole family safe.

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Burn Awareness: Flame Burns

Although still common, flame burns can be prevented by installing smoke detectors on each level of your house. Remember: Check those batteries every month! Watch this video for more helpful hints in preventing burns from fire or flames.

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Video: Burn Awareness – Thermal Burns

Thermal burns, also known as contact burns, are among the most common household burns. According to Jenny Ziembicki, MD, preliminary care for thermal burns varies, depending on the size of the burn. Here are some quick tips for quickly treating thermal burns: Remove the patient from source of the burn… Read more »

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Video: Avoiding Scald Burns in the Household

February 2-8 was Burn Awareness Week. A large share of  burn traumas are related to household incidents, specifically hot water in faucets and cooking accidents. Do you know how to prevent scalds in your household? Here are some quick tips on how to keep everyone safe and scald-free! Avoiding Scald Burns In… Read more »

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Prevent Trauma and Emergency Accidents Over the Winter Months

Winter in Pennsylvania can be treacherous. The bitterly cold weather mixed with snow storms, ice, wind, rain, sleet, and whatever else Mother Nature throws our way, can often cause serious, life-threatening injuries, no matter how careful we are. Charissa Pacella, MD, Chief of Emergency Services at UPMC Presbyterian, explains some… Read more »

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