As summer rolls into high gear, lots of people have activities and getaways on their minds, but safety should also play a part in summer fun. The National Safety Council has designated June as National Safety Month and the US Department of Health and Human Services has assembled a great toolkit for public use. Nurses have such direct roles with patients, and there’s a lot you can do this month to encourage patient safety.

Whether you’re an OR nurse or a school nurse, in a hospital setting or in a home care setting, here are a few talking points you can bring up in patient discussions.

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