Health, Safety and Injury Prevention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following links leave the Thurston County Medic One website.

Public Health Influenza/Flu and Disease Information

Information from public health agencies regarding Influenza/Flu and other disease information click on a link below to go to each agency's website.

Heart Attack and Stroke

The following information is from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Healthy Life Style - Better lifestyle habits can help reduce your risk for heart attack.  Learn what you can do to help prevent heart disease and stroke by Getting Healthy.

Heart Attack and Stroke Warning SignsDial 9-1-1 Immediately!   Heart attack and stroke are life and death emergencies.  Learn the signs and symptoms here - every second counts!!

Hands Only CPR - Information from the American Heart Association about Hands Only CPR can be found here.

Prevent Falls

Falls are the number one reason for Thurston County Medic One paramedic responses to trauma. Falls are at least painful, but can also disable or kill.  Seattle Pacific University has put together a short video on fall prevention.  You can view it by clicking this link.  (note: you must have Apple QuickTimeTM installed to watch the video).

Injury Protection for Children

Safe Kids Thurston County

Safe Kids Thurston County / Child Care Action Council seeks to eliminate unintentional injuries in children 14 and under.  Phone: (360) 786-8907, Danielle x106; Toll free: (800) 845-0956; Email: Thurston County SafeKids@ccacwa.org.

Child Car Seat Safety Program - Thurston County Sheriff's Office provides car seat installation information and clinics.  For more information click here.

Helmet Safety - Please wear a helmet when using bicycles, skateboards, skates, or other means which increase the speed at which your body is moving.

Personal Floatation Devices - When playing or working on or in the water, wearing a personal flotation device can save your life.

Poisoning Prevention Resources

Poisoning prevention and information from the Washington State Poison Control Center.

Injury and Violence Prevention Resources

West Region EMS & Trauma Care Council, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, to plan, develop, and administer the EMS and trauma care system in the 4.5 counties that make up the Region: Grays Harbor , Lewis, N. Pacific, Pierce and Thurston. It is one of eight regional councils statewide and funded primarily through a contract with the Office of Emergency Medical and Trauma Prevention Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Injury and Violence Prevention Program. The goal of our Injury and Violence Prevention Program is to eliminate preventable death and disability due to injury and violence. We work to reduce injury risk in Washington State. We use our data to identify prevention priorities and develop interventions based on best practices. We work with local partners on prevention programs such as: Motor vehicle safety, Senior falls, Unintentional poisoning, Drowning, Suicide, Sexual violence

 

Emergency/Disaster Family Preparedness Resources

Thurston County Emergency Management Website click this link Thurston County Emergency Management has a variety of public education programs to improve individual and family emergency preparedness.

 

American Red Cross Ready website. click this link The Red Cross is here to make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be for potential disasters and other emergencies. These events can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere. For ARC Tools and Resources click this link. For information on great, free ARC mobile apps for emergency preparedness (earthquakes, first aid, shelters and others) click this link.
Safe in the Sound preparedness program website, click this link