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ACEP recommendations for a safe Thanksgiving

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Pivotal Law Group

ThanksgivingThanksgiving is all about family, friends, food, and fun. To help keep it that way, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has published recommendations for a safe holiday. Those recommendations address many common issues, including:

  • Food Preparation Safety: Take care when handling uncooked meat, including washing hands and food surfaces, keeping uncooked meat separate from other foods, and cooking all foods to the proper temperature.

  • Common Injuries: The ACEP highlights two common Thanksgiving injuries – cuts and burns – and recommends for both not to rush when in the kitchen. They also provide a “special note of caution” if you plan to deep fry a turkey.

  • Driving Safety: Drive carefully, obeying all traffic laws, don’t text or use a phone while driving, always wear your seatbelt, and be rested while driving.

  • Eating Safely: Don’t eat too much or too quickly, take breaks to allow your body to process, and attend to any known medical conditions (for example, those that require prescription medications or special dietary restrictions).

  • Injury Prevention: If you engage in a traditional “Thanksgiving game” (football or the like), be careful not to overdo it, especially if doing so after the meal, or if you’re not used to regular physical activity.

For more details on the ACEP’s recommendations, click here or see the link below:


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