Emergency Medicine News

Summer Injuries

Dr. David Spiro, Chief, Pediatric Emergency Services, was a guest on AM Northwest on KATU on June 1, 2010 to demonstrate some vital steps to know when handling a summer emergency with your child. There are 2 videos from his appearance.

Video 1 - Fall from a Tree (Head Injury)

Important Things to Remember
  • If head injury occurs the first thing is to call 911
  • Do not move child in case back injury occured, keep his head stable and straight.
  • Make sure child is breathing
  • Make sure neck is in allignment to aid in child's breathing
  • Comfort and stay with child until help arrives

Video 2 - Jump/Fall into Pool (Drowning)

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