-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- High school and college
students around the country are gearing up for spring break, but
getting hurt or sick on vacation can ruin the fun.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers steps
that students can take to prevent injuries and stay safe while
traveling with their friends or family.
"Of course, if there's a medical emergency, a person should go to the nearest ER so we can treat them," said Dr. David Seaberg, ACEP president, in a news release. "But so many of the illnesses and injuries we see each year during spring break can easily be prevented with a little knowledge, preparation and common sense."
Before a spring break vacation, ACEP advised that every student
ACEP also warned that during spring break, a student should
"Spring break is a time to celebrate after the hard work you've done in the year," Seaberg said. "We want you to remember the fun memories from your vacation, not ones where you found yourself being treated in an emergency department because of something you could have prevented."
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides
more tips on
spring break health and safety.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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