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Water Worries

The following are common injuries and problems encountered in Florida. Most of these are more common during the hot summer months, but can be encountered at any time during the year. We provide these helpful prevention and treatments tips and as a service to visitors to and residents of Florida.


Prevention:
Never leave ANY child unattended without DIRECT adult supervision. Have intact safety fence (minimum 4ft.) secure around pool or at waters edge at all times. Must not be climbable.

Provide ALL children from 6 months of age with swimming and/or water survival lessons.

Life jackets in boats should be mandatory for ALL children. Make sure they fit properly and are securely fastened correctly. Some life jackets when inflated will float the child face DOWN. Check your jackets BEFORE you need them!

Learn CPR now! Call the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross for more information.