Saturday, March 19, 2011

World Head Injury Awareness Day, 20th March, 2011

                Every year more than 5% of the people around the world get serious brain injury due to accident or fall....
How to prevent head injury?
  •  Always wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle and use appropriate child safety seat.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
  •  Always wear a helmet while driving a two wheeler, while participating in contact sports, when horseback riding.
Fall prevention methods:
  • Use the rails on the stairways, provide adequate lighting, place bars on windows, sit on safe stools, do not place obstacles in walking pathways.
Gun safety:
  • Keep guns locked in a cabinet, store guns unloaded and ammunition apart from guns.