#childsafety | Oklahoma health officials provide advice during holiday season



MIND AS THE HOLIDAYS COME NEAR. YEAH, OF COSEUR HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN PUSHING THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING FULLYAC VCINATED AND BOOSTED BEFORE YOU HAVE THOSE HOLIDAY GATHERINGS THIS YEAR, BUT JUST LIKE ANY OTHER YEAR THERE ARE ALSO SO MANY OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT ONE BIG TOPIC HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF WITH SO MANY ETYMP CHAIRS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS LOST DURING THE PANDEMIC DR. MARIA TRAP SAYS ONE WAY TO WORK THROUGH GRIEF IS TO BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF AND OTHERS AND NOT DENY. YOUR FEELINGS GRIEF IS A PROACTIVE PROCESS. IT’S NOT JUST SOMETNGHI IF WE SIT AROUND LONG ENOUGH IT’S GOING TO GO AWAY. IT DOESN’T WKOR THAT WAY. SO BE PROACTIVE IF YOU’RE WITH LOVED ONETHS AT KNEW THAT LOVED ONE SPEAK ABOUT THAT PERSON TALK ABOUT THE MEMORIES YOU HEAV WITH THEM HEALTH OFFICIALS ALSO SAYING TO REMEMBER THINGS LIKE CHILD-PROOFING HOMES, INCLUDING LOCKING UP FIREARMS AND MEDICATION AS WELL AS KEEPING IN MIND FOOD PREP SAFETY AND COLD WEATHER SAFETY AND FINALLY DOCTORS REASSURING THAT EVEN WITH COVIDND A THE FLU HOSPITALS AND ERS ARE SEE IF YOU DO NEED EMTH, YOU KNOW IN YEARS PAST HOW THINGS HAPPEN KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL PEOPLE OFF WORK. PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING. WE KNOW KIND OF THE NUMBERS IN THE PAST WHAT TO LKOOOR F WHAT TO EXPECT SO LIKE THE OLD ADAGE GOES. THIS IS NOT OUR FIRST RODEO ONE OTHER THING TO KEEP IN MIND IF YOU DO PLANO T VISIT FAMILY MEMBERS WHORE A IN THE HOSPITAL DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, JUST MAKE SURE TO CHECK WITHHE T HOSPITAL SOME H

Oklahoma health officials provide advice during holiday season

With the second “pandemic Christmas” next weekend, the public has much to think about.


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                Some Oklahoma health officials provided advice to the public during the holiday season.With the second “pandemic Christmas” next weekend, the public has much to think about. When gathering with family and friends, it can be easy to forget about some of the non-pandemic health concerns.&gt;&gt; Related: Tuesday marks 1 year since first COVID-19 vaccine dose was administered in Oklahoma, USEven though officials have been emphasizing the importance of getting fully vaccinated and boosted before gathering together, there are so many other things to think about this time of year. One topic to remember is how to deal with grief, with so many empty chairs for family members lost during the pandemic.Dr. Maria Trapp, a clinical psychologist at OU Health, told KOCO 5 that one way to work through grief is to be honest with yourself and others, and not to deny your feelings.&gt;&gt; Related: ER nurse receives Oklahoma's first dose of COVID-19 vaccine"Grief is a proactive process. It's not just something if we sit around long enough it's going to go away. It doesn't work that way. So, if you're with loved ones who knew that loved one, speak about that person, talk about the memories you have with them," Trapp said.Health officials also advise remembering to child-proof homes, including locking up firearms and medication. Additionally, it is important to keep in mind food preparation safety and cold weather safety. &gt;&gt; Related: 1 year ago, the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the US. Here's what has happened sinceFinally, doctors reassure that even with COVID-19 and the flu, the hospitals are ready if needed."What we try to do is prepare. We know in years past how things happen, kids are out of school, people are off work, people are traveling, we kind of know the numbers in the past what to look for, what to expect. So, like the old adage goes, this is not our first rodeo," said Dr. Ryan Brown of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at OU Children’s.&gt;&gt; Related: Doctor explains difficulty in differentiating cold, COVID-19 based on early symptomsOne thing to keep in mind with the hospitals is that if you do plan on visiting relatives for the holidays, hospitals may have put visitor restrictions back in place. Be sure to check before you visit.


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                <strong class="dateline">OKLAHOMA CITY —</strong>                                           Some Oklahoma health officials provided advice to the public during the holiday season.

With the second “pandemic Christmas” next weekend, the public has much to think about. When gathering with family and friends, it can be easy to forget about some of the non-pandemic health concerns.

>> Related: Tuesday marks 1 year since first COVID-19 vaccine dose was administered in Oklahoma, US

Even though officials have been emphasizing the importance of getting fully vaccinated and boosted before gathering together, there are so many other things to think about this time of year. One topic to remember is how to deal with grief, with so many empty chairs for family members lost during the pandemic.

Dr. Maria Trapp, a clinical psychologist at OU Health, told KOCO 5 that one way to work through grief is to be honest with yourself and others, and not to deny your feelings.

>> Related: ER nurse receives Oklahoma’s first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

“Grief is a proactive process. It’s not just something if we sit around long enough it’s going to go away. It doesn’t work that way. So, if you’re with loved ones who knew that loved one, speak about that person, talk about the memories you have with them,” Trapp said.

Health officials also advise remembering to child-proof homes, including locking up firearms and medication. Additionally, it is important to keep in mind food preparation safety and cold weather safety.

>> Related: 1 year ago, the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the US. Here’s what has happened since

Finally, doctors reassure that even with COVID-19 and the flu, the hospitals are ready if needed.

“What we try to do is prepare. We know in years past how things happen, kids are out of school, people are off work, people are traveling, we kind of know the numbers in the past what to look for, what to expect. So, like the old adage goes, this is not our first rodeo,” said Dr. Ryan Brown of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at OU Children’s.

>> Related: Doctor explains difficulty in differentiating cold, COVID-19 based on early symptoms

One thing to keep in mind with the hospitals is that if you do plan on visiting relatives for the holidays, hospitals may have put visitor restrictions back in place. Be sure to check before you visit.

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