Prevent drownings with pool safety tips.

Prevent drownings with pool safety tips.

New CPSC Report: Fatal Child Drownings in Pools Down 11 Percent Nationwide Since 2010 Despite decrease, drowning is still the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 – 4; second leading cause of death in children ages 5 – 14 years old WASHINGTON – A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that the number of fatal child drownings in swimming pools has decreased 11 percent...

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Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection) recall.

Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection) recall.

Bridgewater, N.J. – Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery. If a patient experiencing...

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when does a wound need to be evaluated for stitching or suturing?

when does a wound need to be evaluated for stitching or suturing?

How to evaluate if an open wound needs stitching. Here are three ways to do so: 1. Look at the depth of the open wound. Can you see yellow, fatty tissue? Is there bone exposed? Is it more than 1/4 inch deep? 2. Look at the width of the wound. Can you pull the two sides together easily? Can you hold it together with bandaging? 3. Where is the wound located? Is it located where there is a lot of movement involved? For example, the elbow, knees,...

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Respiratory virus sending hundreds of children to the hospital.

Respiratory virus sending hundreds of children to the hospital.

A respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri is causing alarm across the Midwest and beyond. Several states – including Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and Georgia – have contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help investigating clusters of the virus that’s being blamed for the illness. There are no reported cases of the virus in New Jersey, but state...

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Using an EpiPen.

Using an EpiPen.

If you were in a situation where you had to help a child give an EpiPen injection, would you know what to do? What is an EpiPen? It is a portable prescription medication prescribed for people with severe allergies. It delivers a life-saving medication fast and effectively. Times when you need to give this medication can be life threatening and very stressful. It is important to stay calm. When would you give it? Sometimes it can be difficult to...

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Stop using the “Nap Nanny” now..

Stop using the “Nap Nanny” now..

NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) – U.S. safety experts on Tuesday warned families to stop using an infant recliner called the “Nap Nanny” after discovering a sixth death has been tied to the product. The Nap Nanny was taken off the market in 2013 after recalls by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. But safety experts worry the products can still be found at yard sales and online sites such as Craigslist. “Our message...

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