Orthopedic Health of KC Newsletter May 2021
In This Issue:
- Avoid injury during risky activities
- Focus on X-Ray Technologists
- National Nurses Week
Avoid Injury This Summer
Warmer weather means more time playing outside. Whether your summer activities include biking, boating, hiking, or completing outdoor projects, our favorite hobbies cancarry increased risks. Below, we spell out some of the most common activities and how to avoid injury this summer.
- Motorcycle Riding. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that”motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 27 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes.” The report goes on to state that wearing a helmet could have prevented death in 37% of incidents. As with all motor vehicles, do not use alcohol if driving.
- Boating. Some of the most common boating injuries can be avoided with educationon propeller placement and communication on whether it is running.
Additionally avoid risk factors by knowing the electrical wiring placement on your dock, using a carbon monoxide detector, and having a life jacket for each person on board.
- Tree Trimming. While knowing the safety features of your preferred tool is a must, being aware of electrical lines, planning out where the limbs will fall before cutting, and wearing safety equipment for protection are also important safety steps.
- Hiking. In addition to bringing plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray when hiking, make sure to check the weather before starting, have appropriate footwear, and inform someone of your anticipated path and time of return in case you lose cell service.
- ATV Riding. While ATVs can seem like the perfect family outing, they are not recommended for people under 16. Along with wearing the appropriate helmet and eye protection, make sure to cover your arms and legs and to wear gloves. Other tips for optimum safety include staying on a designated trail, driving in daylight, and reducing your speed over rough terrain.
Planning a summer vacation can be fun and exciting. Travel safely and healthily!
May Includes National Nurses Week!
Thursday, May 6th kicked off the annual National NursesWeek which ended on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.At OHKC, our clinical staff includes a team of registered nurses who are crucial to our success.
We want the applaud and thank the nursing staffmembers: Carrie McGee, RN, Emily Mackie, RN, LaurenWagner, RN, Lynn Cullen, RN, Callie Jennings, RN,Billie Hammerstrom, RN, Jaime Costigan, RN, MonicaDanahy, RN.
Focus On: X-Ray Technologist
Radiologic Technologists, or X-Ray Techs, specialize in using the equipment that takes diagnostic images. These technologists prepare patients for imaging procedures, maintain and operate equipment, and provide quality radiographic images imperative to providing an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Our team of technologists include: Nicole Cagle, Michelle DeMoro, MichelleHerndon, Megan Landreneau, MaryJoMcCoy, CourtneyMcRoberts, Danielle Meschede, Amy Schweigerdt, ChrisThompson