Beebe Medical Center Supplies Local Beach Lifeguards with First Aid Kits
Beachgoers who suffer a cut or a scratch can obtain a free first aid kit from Delaware lifeguards, thanks to a Beebe Medical Center annual summer program.
Delaware lifeguard stands from Lewes to Fenwick have received a total of 4,000 Beebe Medical Center travel-size kits. They contain six band aids, two disposable antiseptic towelettes, one sterile adhesive pad and some basic first aid information.
Beebe Medical Center encourages people to follow safe practices while visiting the beach, and to always call 911 in a life-threatening emergency. Water safety practices include:
" Always swim or surf at a beach that is patrolled by lifeguards
" Always swim under supervision or with a friend. Never swim alone
" Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
" Don't run and dive into the water. The water may be more shallow than you expect and you could be seriously injured
" Float with a rip current or undertow. Do not swim against it. Signal for help if needed
" Check conditions before you enter the water. Understand the flag warnings posted.
" Learn CPR for adults and children
Beebe Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency care at:
" Beebe Emergency Department -- Beebe Medical Center
o 424 Savannah Road
o Tel: (302) 645-3289
" Millville Emergency Center (From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)
o 32566 Docs Place, Creekside Plaza, Route 26
o Tel: (302) 539-8450
Beebe Health Center Walk-in Care offers non-emergency care in the Rehoboth Beach Kmart at 19563 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. The center is open for convenient, extended hours. They are:
" Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
" Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
" Sunday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Caption: Peggy Bixler, RN, MSN, Beebe Medical Center Community Health Coordinator, delivers first aid kits to Diana Smith, Dewey Beach Town Manager.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org