Safety first on summer vacation

Summertime is prime time for traveling, but that vacation or trip can easily turn into a nightmare after an accident or injury. Lisa Schwing, trauma program manager at Dayton Children’s Hospital, says that being prepared and vigilant are two important ways parents can prevent most vacation and travel injuries.

“Just carrying the essentials — such as sunscreen, Band-Aids and ointment — will allow you to prevent some injuries, like sunburn, and treat others, like minor scrapes and falls,” says Schwing. In new spaces, parents have to remain vigilant about hidden hazards they may not have at home, such as bodies of water or open windows at hotels.

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