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.
 

To our Patients, Families and Communities,

Your health, welfare & safety are paramount when you come for an appointment at any of our facilities. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention regarding the spread of the virus. Our focus is to ensure we meet our patient’s needs while doing our part to keep you, our associates, and our communities safe. Effective immediately, the Acute Injury Clinic (AIC), will remain open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The AIC will NOT open on Saturdays.

At this time, the impact to our communities has been minimal and our staff is focused on providing the orthopaedic care our patients expect and deserve. If you have an appointment with us, we respectfully ask that you let us know if you have a fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath in advance of your appointment. Also, if you have recently traveled to or been in close contact with anyone who has traveled outside of New Hampshire, especially to New York State, we ask that you avoid visiting our practice for a period of 14 healthy days.

Thank you for your continued trust in COPA. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to support the health of our patients & employees.

Sincerely,

Ron Chorzewski

CEO