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Hospital To Participate In Pool Safety Day August 27

HMNMHHenry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital emergency room physicians and staff will join firefighters and paramedics on August 27, 10 a.m.—2 p.m. to help educate the public on the importance of pool safety during Pool Safety Day at Fire Station 126 in Santa Clarita.

As an event sponsor, Henry Mayo will have a booth with games and safety information materials and giveaways. In addition, Emergency Room physicians Bud Lawrence, MD, and Garrett Sutter, MD, will speak about the importance of pool safety to avoid drowning tragedies.

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Summer is the time for fun at the pool and barbecues on the beach for many Californians. Unfortunately, it is also the peak time for drowning accidents. At least 172 children died across the United States in drowning accidents between the Memorial Day holiday and the Labor Day weekend in 2010, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. California had the most number of child drownings for the summer with 27 drownings and 15 nonfatal incidents.

According to Dr. Lawrence, the saddest part of these tragedies is that often times they are preventable.

“It is a horrific tragedy,” he said. “The majority can be preventable. When I see these situations, when a child drowns…you can never come back from that situation—it’s heartbreaking because it’s a non-recoverable event.”

Dr. Lawrence will share what he has seen in the ER and discuss heightened awareness and steps that can be taken to teach pool safety through proper education and put measures in place to avoid drownings and near-drownings.

To use a pool safely is to watch your children at all times, know life-saving water skills like CPR or knowing how to swim, and ensure you have the appropriate safety equipment installed in your pool or spa. Pool alarms and self-latching gates can help keep children from getting into the pool area. Installing a 4-foot fence around residential swimming pools and spas is another simple water-safety step that can help prevent an incident.

Pool Safety Expo will be a day of family fun including games, food, freebies and more. Families will also have the opportunity to sign up for CPR and swimming lessons. L.A. County firefighters will demonstrate rescue techniques for young drowning victims and there will be an aquatics center pool demonstration. Additional activities include a Radio Disney performance, a water balloon toss, fire hose squirt and an old-fashioned barbecue. More than 13 vendors will be present during the event. For more information, please call Stephanie English, 661-287-3690 or 323-881-2411.


Hospital To Participate In Pool Safety Day August 27

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