The ER isn’t anyone’s favorite place to spend their holiday. A lot of people end up there during Thanksgiving with injuries that could have been avoided. We put together some tips to help you stay safe during the holidays.
- Do not leave food unattended while it’s cooking
- Do not use water to put out a grease fire. Use a lid if it’s small. Use a fire extinguisher or baking soda if it’s bigger.
- Make sure you fire extinguisher is handy and smoke alarms have new batteries.
- Do not leave your thawed turkey in the refrigerator for more than two days.
- Cook turkey until the meat hits 165 F.
- Don’t let food sit out for more than two hours.
- Don’t post your travel plans on social media.
- Stay focused behind the wheel and buckle up.
- As always, do not drive if you’ve been drinking.
Nobody wants to go to the emergency room on a holiday, but if someone is burnt or severely cut, chokes, has alcohol or food poisoning, or hurts themselves while playing, it’s time to get emergency care.