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How to keep your family safe during Easter

Know what precautions to take during Easter activities

Easter egg hunts are a classic activity during spring. Dyeing eggs, hiding them, hunting for them and enjoying holiday food together can all be really fun activities for the kids and the family. To avoid illness or accidents during the festivities, it’s important to take precautions and be aware of danger while you’re having fun this Easter.

  April 4, 2017   Safety 0 Comments   Read More

Safe medicine disposal

Learn how to properly dispose of your old medicines

Spring-cleaning is the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet and get rid of expired medications and those you no longer need. Keeping old medicines around can be dangerous, especially if they are in reach of children. Knowing how often you should clean out your medicine cabinet and how to properly dispose of medicines will help to avoid accidental ingestion and even abuse of medication.

Prescription drug abuse is a rising issue in...

  February 8, 2017   Medicine, Safety, medication 0 Comments   Read More

Halloween safety tips for kids

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: 

  October 26, 2016   Safety, Halloween 0 Comments   Read More

Teach healthy hand-washing techniques

Velocity Care explains the necessity of properly washing your hands

One of the most important ways to stay healthy is simply through washing your hands properly. Hand-washing is an essential way to stop the spread of germs and prevent some of the common illnesses found in children. 

Proper hygiene begins at home.

  August 17, 2016   Children, Health, Hands, Adolescent, Safety, Child 0 Comments   Read More

Firework safety tips

Velocity Care offers tips to stay safe while enjoying your fireworks

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s extremely important to know the proper handling techniques when working with fireworks. Independence Day is the largest celebration with fireworks throughout the U.S., and Americans spend millions of dollars on explosives across the country each year. These incredible displays of light and sound can be breathtakingly beautiful, but they can be extremely dangerous as well.

  June 30, 2016   Children, Health, Teen, Adult, Adolescent, Toddler, Burns, Safety, Fireworks, Child, Adults 0 Comments   Read More

Stay safe at work

Six most common contributors to workplace injuries and tips on how to stay safe while on the job

Many of us spend the majority of our time at work, and we all want to stay safe and healthy while we are there. There are more than 2 million reported workplace injuries and close to 5,000 work-related deaths each year in the United States. Stay safe and injury-free at work by being aware of the common types of accidents and by taking precautions to prevent them.

  June 20, 2016   Health, Occupational Health, Workers compensation, Safety, Job safety 0 Comments   Read More

Your summer vacation safety checklist

Velocity Care offers 5 things to consider before heading outdoors

The sunshine and sandy shores are beckoning. You can almost hear the waves crashing as you imagine the sun on your face and the sand between your toes. The days of summer are finally here – it’s vacation time.

While you're dreaming of all that fun in the sun, don’t forget: safety first – including your health safety. It’s important to be properly prepared for your trip to the great outdoors in order to keep you and your family...

  May 27, 2016   Children, Health, Summer, Teen, Adolescent, Toddler, Tips, Safety, Beach, Family, Child, Velocity Care 0 Comments   Read More

Staying safe in the sun

Velocity Care explains what you need to know about the dangers and warning signs of too much sun exposure

You’ve packed your picnic basket and made sure you have all the equipment necessary for fun in the sun. While you are making plans to spend more time outdoors this summer, don’t forget about safety.

Small amounts of sun exposure are essential for the production of vitamin D. However, too much time in the sun can lead to sunburn, diseases and even death. Make sure you stay safe when...

  May 3, 2016   Health, Safety, Sun 0 Comments   Read More

4 safety tips to keep dangerous items away from your children

Velocity Care shares the importance of National Poison Prevention Week

Every parent understands the struggle to keep harmful objects out of children’s reach. One minute they’re playing with their toys in the living room and the next, they’re in the kitchen pulling everything out from under the sink. Children learn through touch and taste, so it’s important to be aware of the dangers that can be found right at home.

  March 15, 2016   Children, Prevention, Safety, Poison 0 Comments   Read More

This one’s for you, the patient

Velocity Care celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

This week is all about you, the patient. Were you just thinking, “Wait, isn’t health care always about the patient?” That it is, but everyone could use a little reminder now and again.

Providing health care to patients is an important job, but it’s more than just a job, it’s caring for someone’s life. As the patient, it is vital that you and your physician work together to help reduce harm and negligence within the health care system....

  March 12, 2016   Health, Safety, Urgent Care, Patient 0 Comments   Read More

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