Dr. Josyann Abisaab,  summer safety tips

Pool Safety for the Summer | Dr. Josyann Abisaab

While staycations are great fun and a relaxing way to enjoy the summer, they can also be a recipe for disaster.  As emergency room doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab can attest, children are often brought to the emergency room with accidents that could have been avoided.

The home swimming pool can be just as dangerous as the vast ocean. As the Insurance Information Institute reports, each year about 43,000 people are injured in or near a pool and more than 600 people drown at their home pools or at public pool locations.

You should make sure that anyone who swims in the family pool knows how to swim well before being allowed to enter. No one should swim alone and there should be adequate lifesaving equipment near the pool.

In addition, all electrical devices need to be on dry surfaces and far away from the pool and other water sources.