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Bunk Bed Safety
Fire department: Call your local fire department. They should have some great ideas and information. ...Read more
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
Toddler bed: Once a child starts climbing from the crib, injuries from falls can occur. Most toddler beds are age approved for 18 months and up. When introducing the bed, be sure to check the room for things that could be swallowed, tangled in or fallen over/in. A good quality baby gate at the door of the room is a good idea to prevent some of the inevitable wandering that will occur. Good luck!! ...Read more
Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more
Different: Synthetic clothes of any type will melt when exposed to flame, be they bed clothes or anything else. Natural fabrics tend to not burn as easily, particularly wool fabrics, which are very difficult to burn, if at all. Cotton will burn, but at least will not melt to the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tai Chi: Hopefully you have discussed this with your physician. Without knowing what places you at risk and if you have any physical limitations, i can suggest tai chi. Tai chi is slow movement...And studies show repeatedly that it improves balance and decreases risk of falling. See if you can locate a tai chi teacher in your area (it is better to learn from a teacher rather than a video). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In an active shooting, what's the most efficient or safest way to drag your wounded friend to safety?
First of all by not : dragging! Identify where the wound and bleeding are occurring. If there's a broken neck, it has to be stabilized, or you could cause him to be para or quadriplegic if his neck is broken and spinal cord is injured. If bullet wound, find the area and try to stop the bleeding with pressure or tourniquet.Enlist help as it may take two people to transport him to safety in a makeshift lift.Triage first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nanoparticles: The concern is whether the nanoparticles can be absorbed through the skin an into the blood streamthey are not consideredto be a safety risk. ...Read more
Safety first: Know your grill. Be sure equipment is not broken. Know how to safely light a propane grill. Do not have grills in closed areas...They need ventilation. Keep small children away. Do not squirt lighter fluid on a burning charcoal fire as the fire can follow the fluid back up in to the bottle and burn you. Best not to do anything drunk...Including grilling. ...Read more
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