Above Ground Pool Summer Time Safety Part 3

Above Ground Pool Summer Time Safety Part 3

PLAYGROUND SAFETY
» Carefully maintain all equipment.
» Swings should be made of soft materials such as rubber, plastic or canvas.
» Make sure children cannot reach any moving parts that might pinch or trap any body part.
» Make sure metal slides are cool to prevent children’s legs from getting burned.
» Even in supervised training programs, the use of trampolines for children younger than 6 years of
age should be prohibited.

Above Ground Pool Summer Time Safety Part 3

SUMMER CAMP
» All camps should have written health policies and protocols that have been approved by a
physician with a particular knowledge of children’s health, preferably a pediatrician.
» All camps should be in compliance with immunization schedules recommended by the AAP and as
required by state and local health departments.
» All campers should be required to have a complete health evaluation signed within the past year
by a licensed health care professional, preferably a pediatrician, before the first day of residential
camp. Campers with clinically significant medical histories with implications for ongoing care (e.g.,
asthma, surgery, seizures, diabetes, or orthopedic injuries) should have had an examination within
the previous 6 months.

Above Ground Pool Summer Time Safety Part 2

» Camp authorities should be responsible for describing to the parents the activities, programs and
health services available at the camp. Parents should be aware of the medical permission
requirements at the time of registration.
» By the first day of camp, parents or guardians are also responsible for providing information to
camp authorities about any current health problems and all current medications.
» Camp records should include emergency contacts for all children. In addition, if a chronic
condition exists (e.g., diabetes), the child’s physician should be identified by name, telephone
number, and fax number, and the date of the last health care visit should be noted.

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