Swimming Safety - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Swimming Safety

Posted: Updated:
  • Wendy Damonte's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • Request Remind Me 2 Kit

    Request a Remind Me 2 Kit

         More >>
  • Implanted Defibrillators

    Implanted Defibrillators

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:24:50 GMT
    More and more companies are buying external defibrillators. They talk you through how to shock someone's heart that has gone into sudden cardiac death. But there are also defibrillators you can implant into a high risk patient. And now that technology has taken another step forward.More >>
    More and more companies are buying external defibrillators. They talk you through how to shock someone's heart that has gone into sudden cardiac death. But there are also defibrillators you can implant into a high risk patient. And now that technology has taken another step forward.More >>
  • AB Donors Urgently Needed at United Blood Services

    AB Donors Urgently Needed at United Blood Services

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:57:36 GMT
    United Blood Services of Reno is in urgent need of AB Plasma donors. AB Plasma is the universal plasma blood type meaning all hospital patients can receive an AB Plasma transfusion when plasma is required on a moments notice to save lives.More >>
    United Blood Services of Reno is in urgent need of AB Plasma donors. AB Plasma is the universal plasma blood type meaning all hospital patients can receive an AB Plasma transfusion when plasma is required on a moments notice to save lives.More >>
Wendy Damonte
Channel 2 News

Cooling off in a swimming pool is one of spring and summer's great joys. But sometimes, running around at the pool creates severe injuries.13-year-old Joey Rubin found that out the hard way in his own backyard. "I was running from edge to edge and I tripped and I hit the edge of our pool which is flagstone."

Joey ended up in an operating room for a two-and-a-half hour surgery. Luckily, foot and ankle specialist Dr. Marvin Brown was able to salvage the function of Joey's right foot and ankle. He repaired tendons and nerves, and Joey will spend a few weeks in this external fixator before moving on to a boot. 

When it comes to pool safety, the risk isn't just drowning, it's falling. "Slipping on water around the pool seems to be common. Use common sense and appropriate caution. If the pool decking is wet, don't run on it," says Dr. Brown.

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.