Velocity Care shares tips to keep kids safe while they trick or treat
For children, Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year. Velocity Care wants your family to have a safe and happy Halloween. We’ve compiled a list of ways for kids to stay safe while trick-or-treating.
Follow these nine tips to prevent injuries and remain safe this Halloween:
- A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children when trick-or-treating.
- Be sure to carry a flashlight to prevent trips and falls.
- Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags to help drivers see you and your children better at night.
- Don’t let young children use sharp objects to carve their pumpkins. Instead, have them draw their design on the pumpkin, and then pass the pumpkin to a responsible adult for carving.
- Remind children to look both ways before crossing the street.
- Don't allow children to eat any candy that is open or unwrapped as it may be poisoned or otherwise unsafe.
- Don’t walk near luminaries, lit candles or pumpkins to prevent burns and fires.
- Establish a plan and place to reunite if you and your child get separated.
- Only approach well-lit homes; avoid homes without their front lights on.
The most common injuries during Halloween include traffic and pedestrian collisions, eye injuries from costume accessories, burns and trips and falls. Because parents and children will be out late, an urgent care center is the best answer for immediate treatment and care.
If you or your child becomes injured this Halloween, seek medical care from your nearest urgent care walk-in clinic. The board-certified, emergency medicine physicians at Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center are committed to providing premier medical care for you and your family, with little or no wait. Visit one of our clinics for fast and friendly treatment and enjoy your Halloween holiday.
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