October 20, 2017

Prevention

Because Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) cannot be cured, steps must be taken to prevent an injury from occurring. Advice for the prevention of TBI is often common sense.

TBI Prevention Methods Include:

  • Always wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle
  • Use an appropriate child safety seat or a booster
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Always wear a helmet when on a bicycle, motorcycle, scooter, snowmobile and other open unrestrained vehicles
  • Wear a helmet when participating in contact sports
  • Wear a helmet when horseback riding
  • Wear a helmet while skiing, snowboarding, skating and skateboarding

Fall Prevention Methods:

  • Use the rails on stairways
  • Provide adequate lighting, especially on stairs for people with poor vision or who have difficulty walking
  • Place bars on windows to prevent children from falling
  • Sit on safe stools
  • Do not place obstacles in walking pathways

Gun Safety:

  • Keep guns locked in a cabinet
  • Store guns unloaded
  • Store ammunition apart from guns