Your School Nurse: Wendy Wehr, RN

Notes from the Nurse

Safe bike riding and in-line skating:

  • Broken bones will mend,
  • Torn skin will heal,
  • But the brain is fragile, and the damage real.

A quote from HEAD STRONG, a coalition for the prevention of traumatic brain injury. The brain IS fragile and damage to it is permanent.

Children ride bikes and do in-line skating every day, fall, get minor scratches and quickly get back up. HOWEVER, each year over half a million people are injured and require emergency room treatment from injuries.

PREVENTION of injuries requires wearing protective equipment. Don’t let your children ride a bike or skate without recommended safety equipment.

Talk about the importance of using safety equipment. If they start using protective equipment early, it will seem very natural and continue doing so in later years.

HAVE A SAFE AND FUN SUMMER BIKE RIDING AND SKATING!