Why Is Injury Prevention Important?

According to the World Health Organization, more than 5.8 million people die each year as a result of injuries. However, a number of these injuries could have been prevented if the right precautions had been taken.

That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Centennial wants to talk through some common at-home injuries—and why it’s important to take steps to prevent injury.

Why Is Personal Safety Important?

Safety is not just one person’s responsibility. It is everyone’s responsibility, including yours!

By making safety a priority, you are greatly reducing your risk of injury by preventing accidents both inside and outside the home.

Common Home Injuries

  • Trips
  • Falls
  • Bruises
  • Sprains
  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Poisoning

Why Is Injury Prevention So Important?

It’s much easier to prevent an injury than it is to treat one. That’s why it’s important to take steps to safety-proof your home and environment.

But if an injury should occur, there are ways you can treat it at home in many cases.

Ways to Treat an Injury

  • Rest the injured area.
  • Put ice on the injury.
  • Compress the injured area.
  • Elevate the injury.
  • Protect the injury from further injury by using support.

Did you suffer an injury that requires a medical evaluation? Visit the AFC Urgent Care Centennial team today to ensure your injury doesn’t require stitches or a cast.


3700 Cahaba Beach Road Birmingham, AL 35242

Our Mission and Values:

Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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