Happy Fourth of July weekend! If fireworks and firecrackers are part of your celebrations, Dr. John M. Porter, Head of Cooper’s Division of Trauma Surgery and Director of our Center for Trauma Services, asks you to keep three safety tips in mind:
- Never allow your children to use fireworks.
- When you use your own fireworks, make sure they’re outside and never indoors.
- Avoid using fireworks on a windy day.
Enjoy a lovely holiday season by avoiding unnecessary trips to the Trauma Center or to the Emergency Department! Wishing you a happy holiday from Cooper Trauma.
The Trauma Center at Cooper University Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day by in-house trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, trauma nurses, on-call consultants and vital support services, including the blood bank, laboratory services and diagnostic radiology. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or visit your local emergency room. Click the underlined links for more information about our Level 1 Trauma Center and Urgent Care Centers in South Jersey.