June 18, 2012

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital seeks to reduce drowning incidents this summer

Since Memorial Day weekend, emergency medicine physicians at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have already seen an increase in pool-related injuries, including fatalities.

Throughout the summer, Children’s Hospital is partnering with Safe Kids Cumberland Valley and a number of other community organizations to introduce a proactive water safety campaign, “Be Pool Cool and Water Wise Middle Tennessee.” More than 1,100 educational posters, which offer preventive safety tips, are being posted at public pools and marinas in Nashville and other surrounding areas.