Summer Safety Essentials

Summer Safety Essentials

Summer Safety Essentials

Tips For Staying Safe and Healthy This Summer.

Summer is in full swing but it's never too late to share a few tips for a happy, healthy, and full-of-fun summer. Whether you’re heading to a sugar sand beach or staying close to home, we want to make sure that you’re doing it safely! And with the right equipment and supplies. 

Four Quick Tips to Stay Safe This Summer — On the Road . . . and In the Sun

Tip #1 Have Your Car Inspected 

Nothing cools off a hot summer road trip like a roadside breakdown, or even worse, an accident. So before you head out for your summer adventures, we recommend checking the tread on your tires, topping off fluids, making sure your tires are properly inflated, and replacing old wipers. If it’s been a while since your last oil change or routine service, you may want to take your car in for a tune-up. 

Tip #2: Always Be Prepared: Pack Snacks!

Even if your vehicle is in tip-top shape, it’s a good idea to have a just-in-case emergency kit in your car that includes:

  • Water
  • Jumper cables
  • Spare tire
  • Snacks
  • Flashlight
  • Flares
  • Solar phone charger
  • Paper maps

Tip #3: Prepare a Road Trip/Off-Road Medical Emergency Kit

Snacks and water are clutch, but it’s wise to prepare for the worst. Whether you're on the road or the trail, we recommend traveling with the appropriate equipment. First aid kits are must-haves for just about any journey, bleeding control kits should live in every vehicle, PPE is increasingly important, and if you suffer from any pre-existing heart conditions, it may be wise to travel with a portable AED.

Wondering what the difference is between a bleeding control kit and a first aid kit? We have answers!

Tip #4: Water. Sunscreen. Shade.

Heatstroke is no joke. Did you know that cardiac arrest can be a complication of heatstroke? The American College of Cardiology reported that a number of sudden cardiac arrests can be attributed to hyperthermia. The most severe form of hyperthermia is heatstroke. This medical emergency occurs when the body is no longer able to regulate its internal temperature.

To prevent heatstroke, drink lots of water, wear light clothing, apply sunscreen liberally, and seek shade!

For first aid kits, bleeding control kits, PPE, and portable AEDs visit AED.com. To learn more about your safety kit options, call our team at 866-349-4362 or email Cardio Partners at customerservice@cardiopartners.com

DISCLAIMER: Information and resources found on the aed.com website and blog are intended to educate, inform, and motivate readers to make their health and wellness decisions after consulting with their healthcare provider. The authors are not healthcare providers. NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition.

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