Urgent Team Encourages Safety First This Summer

(June 9, 2015) Urgent Team, one of the largest and fastest growing independent operators of urgent care centers across the Southeast, is encouraging safety first this summer and always.

As the weather is warmer and more people are out of school or on vacation, it becomes increasingly important to be aware of safety precautions that can be taken in order to increase the likelihood of summer being a safe and fun season for all. A few simple steps such as applying sunscreen, wearing proper safety gear for physical activities, and staying hydrated are easy ways to possibly prevent and avoid injury or illness this summer.

“Summer is an exciting time for most people,” says Lynn Scarbrough, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Urgent Team, “Many people are more active during the summer months than they are the rest of the year, this can lead to increased injuries as people often do not take the proper safety precautions.”

One topic that often makes a splash during summer is pool safety, says Scarbrough. “It is important that parents monitor their children while swimming, even when a lifeguard is present. Also, using flotation devices that are appropriate to the age and size of your child is essential as well as reapplying sunscreen after swimming according to the directions on the label.”

The best way to have fun this summer is to ensure you and your family are safe during all of your activities. Please reach out to your local Urgent Team Center if you have any questions or would like more information on how to stay safe this summer.