For many of us the holidays mean family, feasting and fun. But for our nation’s 18 million health care workers – 28% of whom will be working on Thanksgiving, all celebrations will be placed on hold while they help those who are sick or injured.
And, as Christmas approaches, things don’t get any better. The number of 911 calls and hospital visits spike as the temperatures plummet. For example, around 5,800 people are treated for holiday decorating injuries alone, each year. On top of this, the number one day for cardiac deaths is December 25th with December 26th and January 1st coming in a close second and third.
To raise awareness of the strain put on healthcare workers during the holiday season and some ways they can address it, Carrington College, has released these infographics:
Whatever you end up doing tomorrow, let’s not forget to say a word of thanks to our healthcare professionals. And if you do end up in their care be thankful they’re there.