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.
 

Parking Lot Construction at Concord Office!

We are growing – parking spaces that is! Beginning in early June, Concord Orthopaedics will begin a parking lot expansion project at our 264 Pleasant Street, Concord location. Your safety is our top concern. Please pay special attention when entering our parking lot to follow new directional signs and markings indicating a new traffic pattern. We have made every effort to maximize the available parking spaces during construction. The final result, slated for completion in the fall, will be improved access and 80 new parking spaces! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we embark on this important project to improve patient access and convenience.