Doc Talk #50 – Injuries and Accidents

 

 

Injuries are the leading killer of Albertans aged under 45.

4 or 5 Albertans every day die from injuries.

A few seconds of carelessness can need months of recovery

The top four injuries in rural areas:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Suicide/self harm
  • Poisoning (including medication-related injury)
  • Falls

We discussed some tips on how to reduce your risk around these areas.

Here is a link to the Injury Prevention Centre which has loads of statistics, useful information and practical tips to reduce the risk of injuries and accidents

 

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