Category: Safety

View our new helmet video

Call me a safety geek – but I get so happy when I see kids (and parents) wearing bicycle helmets on the road.  Maybe it’s because we do so much education throughout the year about the importance of helmets in … Continue reading

We ought to do better

It’s the start of trauma season and without a doubt there is more that we can do to keep our kids safe – one is ensuring they always wear a bicycle helmet. This week State Senator Shannon Jones has a … Continue reading

Ohio’s return to play law

Did you know that approximately 3,000 Ohio youth aged 18 and younger are treated in emergency departments on average each year for sports-related traumatic brain injuries? On April 26, 2013, a new law in Ohio goes into effect that will … Continue reading

A tragic loss

Did you know that in Montgomery County one baby dies every six weeks due to unsafe sleep practices? As an emergency department (ED) nurse of 23 years, I have seen my share of tragedies. Without a doubt, nothing is more … Continue reading

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