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    In The Know - April: ATV Safety & Stats

    ATVs: Big, Real, Rough, Tough, and Sometimes...Deadly.

    Warmer weather means more time spent enjoying outdoor activities. One such past time is riding ATVs. Unfortunately, each year 650 deaths and 100,000 injuries can be attributed to ATV accidents. Read below for more statistics on ATV accidents, as well as safety tips to follow for proper ATV operation.

    - Most ATV accidents occur in the months of May-September
    - Injuries sustained in ATV accidents usually affect: the arms and hands (29%), the head or neck (27%), the legs and feet (22%), the torso (20%), and other areas (2%).
    - On average, 77 children (under age 16) and 532 adults die in ATV related accidents each year.
    - 32% of ATV fatalities occur on paved surfaces.

    How To Be Safe on an ATV:

    Wear a helmet - be safer with eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and long sleeved shirt.

    Never allow more riders than the ATV was designed for.

    Get training from a qualified instructor.

    Stay OFF paved roads and use extreme caution when crossing one is necessary.

    Never let a child under 16 ride an adult ATV - use the right machine for the right age.

    As you enjoy ATV fun, make sure to follow all safety precautions to ensure the wellbeing of you, and all around you!

    Information from: the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

    Midday Meet - Featured Topic: Beyond the Basics-Aquatic Therapy

    Lavaca Medical Center is happy to introduce a new informational session program being held at the facility. Join us on Thursday, March 24th as we kick-off "Midday Meet" with our first presenter, Kim Brandt, PT/LMC Rehab Director - as she shares information on aquatic therapy. The presentation will be held in the Johnson Conference Room from 11 a.m. to Noon. Light refreshments will be provided.

    In The Know - March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.
    A concussion, sometimes called a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is considered the most common type of brain injury. Concussions account for hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits each year.

    This month, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) discusses minimizing the risk of concussion, or other serious brain injury, in our children and teens. Use the link below to visit the CDC website and its concussion resources.


    Heads Up - Brain Injury Awareness Month

    In The Know - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Carbon Monoxide (CO) exposures and poisonings happen more often during the fall and winter months. Check out the CDC article below for information on symptoms of CO poisoning, key facts, and steps you can take to protect your family and yourself during the colder months of the year (and all year round). Click the link below to visit the article.


    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    "In The Know"

    Lavaca Medical Center wants to keep you "In The Know" when it comes to various topics, by sharing important information and tips that may affect you and your family! Check the In The News section often for tips and educational articles that we will share!

    Blood Drive @ LMC

    The need for blood is always high even when the amount of dedicated donors isn't. Please share this invitation with your friends, family, and co-workers and let them know the importance of donating. Local patients are depending on you.

    All donors will receive points valued at $20 for an e-gift card. O+/- blood type donors will receive an additional $10 Amazon gift card, and all donors will be entered into a raffle for a $60 Visa gift card for this blood drive only!

    Walk-ins are welcome and needed!
    Lavaca Medical Center
    09/20/21 (12:00 pm - 05:00 pm)
    1400 N Texana St
    Bloodmobile
    Hallettsville, TX 77964

    To Register:
    https://donor.southtexasblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/131084

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