Orthopaedic Traumatology Preventions And Safety

At Concord Orthopaedics, safety and wellness is one of our goals.

Simple safety reminders can raise your awareness and increase the likelihood of a full recovery should you experience a traumatic injury. Safety reminders cover everything from auto & boat safety, home & fire safety and falls prevention.

Make auto safety a priority, for yourself and your passengers.

  • Use properly installed child safety seats.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Maintain regular car tune-ups.
  • Do not drive and text and consider using a hands-free mobile device.
  • Whether you’re driving a car or enjoying time on a lake in your boat, never drink and drive. Alcohol impairs your judgment, vision, balance and coordination.
  • For those who boat in the summer, consider taking a boat safety class and wear life jackets.
  • In your car or at home, keep a well-stocked first aid kit. A well-stocked first aid kit can not only assist you in dealing with minor injuries, but can stabilize major ones, until you can receive proper medical care.

At home, practice safety.

  • Make sure there are working smoke detectors in key areas.
  • A good rule of thumb is to place a smoke detector in each sleeping room with additional placements in the hallways outside the sleeping areas as well as at the bottom and top of stairwells.
  • Supplement smoke detectors with fire extinguishers. There should be one for each floor of your home and one close to the kitchen.
  • Establish fire exit plans and routes, especially with young children and practice them on occasion.
  • Keep your cell phone charged so that in an emergency you can contact 911.