5/6 -5/12 National Nurses Week
5/9 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
5/10-5/16- National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
5/22 Don't Fry Day
National Water Safety Month
National Water Safety Month is an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance with support from the National Recreation & Parks Association, the American Red Cross and the World Waterpark Association. Please always be aware and cautious around water, no matter the age!
? Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible.
? Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision.
? Appoint a designated watcher to monitor children during social gatherings at or near pools.
? Equip doors and windows that exit to a pool area with alarms.
? Post CPR instructions and learn the procedures.
? Keep rescue equipment poolside. Don’t wait for the paramedics to arrive because you will lose valuable lifesaving seconds. Fort to six minutes without oxygen can cause permanent brain damage or death.
? Install four-sided isolation fencing, at least five feet high, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, that completely surrounds the pool and prevents direct access from the house and yard.
? Maintain constant visual contact with children in a pool or pool area. If a child is missing, check the pool first; seconds count in preventing death or disability.
? Don’t use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. Never allow a young child in a pool without an adult.
? Don’t leave objects such as toys that might attract a child in the pool and pool area.
? Never prop the gate to a pool area open.
? Don’t rely on swimming lessons, life preservers or other equipment to make a child “water safe.”
? Never assume someone else is watching a child in a pool area.
? Don’t leave chairs or other items of furniture where a child could use them to climb into a fenced pool area.
? Don’t think you’ll hear a child who’s in trouble in the water; child drowning is a silent death, with no splashing to alert anyone that the child is in trouble.
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