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October Tips of the Month: Prevention Tips for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Always wear a seat belt.

  • Properly secure or buckle children into child passenger safety seats appropriate for their age and weight.

  • Keep children properly buckled in the back seat to prevent air bag injuries.

  • Never drive after using drugs or drinking alcohol.

  • Do not ride with an impaired driver.

  • Prevent others from driving while impaired with alcohol or drugs.

  • Wear helmets when riding bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, skateboards or ATVs.

  • Wear helmets when in-line skating or rollerblading.

  • Wear helmets while playing sports such as football, baseball, or hockey.

  • Keep unloaded firearms locked in a cabinet or safe.

  • Store bullets in a separate place.

  • Use safety gate at the bottom and top of stairs when children are around.

  • Perform a home safety check and remove items that are a tripping hazard.

  • Place non-skid mats in the bathtub and shower.

  • Install grab bars in the shower and bathtub.

  • Install window guards on all windows that are not emergency exits.

 

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