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Community Safety

Let Us Help You Avoid Emergencies

Every year, emergency departments across the country treat thousands of injuries that could have been prevented. Keep yourself and your family safe and avoid the emergency room with this information from the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center emergency staff.

Bike Helmet Safety

Thousands of people suffer bicycle-related head injuries each year. Wearing a bike helmet reduces the risk of brain injury by 88 percent. To help keep the community safe, the Emergency Department at Illinois Masonic Medical Center has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on a helmet distribution program that promotes head injury awareness and bicycle safety. We have distributed more than 300 helmets to patients and associates.

Avoid a trip to the emergency room. Call the Trauma Office at 773.296.7033 for information on how to get a bike helmet.

Learn how to fit a bicycle helmet properly.

Car Seat Safety

Car accidents are among the leading causes of death in children. That’s why car safety seats are so important and are mandated by law. Illinois requires children to be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat until age 8. Know the laws in your area and keep your child out of the ER by using proper car restraints every time he or she gets in a motor vehicle.
Call the Trauma Office at 773.296.7033 if you need help getting a car seat.

Learn more about child passenger safety.
Know the child passenger safety laws for your state.

Safety in Extreme Temperatures

Weather-related medical conditions such as heat exhaustion and frostbite regularly send people to the ER. Keep yourself and your family safe by preventing such illnesses with a few safety tips from Illinois Masonic Medical Center professionals.

Emergency Department residents Marco Rodriguez, MD, and Angela Bailey, MD, discuss the importance of staying safe during Chicago’s hot summers and cold winters:

Stay Flu-Free

Influenza is a respiratory illness that can be passed easily from person to person. For most people, flu symptoms are mild, but others have more severe symptoms. For some, the flu can cause serious complications, including death. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year.

Safety Education at Illinois Masonic Medical Center

We offer classes on baby safety, CPR and other safety topics. To find a class use our online Event Finder.

 


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