Posts By: Michelle Broers, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS

National Burn Awareness Week from A-Z

UofL Health – UofL Hospital – Burn Center recognizes American Burn Association’s National Burn Awareness Week. This year’s theme is electrical burns from A-Z. Overloading electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. Warning signs of an overloaded circuit include: Flickering, blinking or dimming lights Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses Warm or discolored…
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Safety tips for the holiday season

With the holidays and colder weather approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to offer some helpful tips and information to keep you and your family trauma free this season! Exterior Decorating Decorating for the holidays has become more extravagant. There are more exterior decorations than ever before. If you are going to decorate outside,…
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Fire prevention tips

Did you know cooking is the No. 1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries? Each year, UofL Health – UofL Hospital’s only dedicated Burn Center in the state of Kentucky treats patients with chemical, electrical, flame/thermal and scald burns, as well as complex wounds and skin conditions. With the hazards kitchens pose, the…
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Fun in the sun safety tips

There are few things more refreshing than enjoying a beautiful sunny day especially after being quarantined inside. Before soaking up that vitamin D, make sure that you take the necessary safety precautions. Stay hydrated A simple guide is drinking eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day Increased water intake may be required during times…
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