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The Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC) provides injury prevention tips for children ages 10 to 16 years old.
Though your child may be especially mature for their age or a particularly skilled rider, it is just as important for them to wear a helmet every time, everywhere they go. Make sure you set the example and start early to battle any reluctance they have to wearing safety equipment because 85% of head injuries can be prevented through proper helmet use.
Most drownings and near-drownings occur in residential swimming pools, with many taking place in the pool at a child’s home or at the home of friends, neighbors or relatives. A child should never be unsupervised in or near water, even if he is a skilled swimmer.
All sports have a risk of injury. In general, the more contact in a sport, the greater the risk of injury. However, most injuries in young athletes are due to overuse. As a parent make sure your child wears all the protective equipment made for the sport. Additionally, proper hydration and recognition of heat illness symptoms (such as nausea, dizziness and elevated body temperature) can help reduce the risk of severe sports-related heat illness.
SafekidsCincinnati Children’s is a member of the Safe Kids USA campaign and the lead organization of the Cincinnati Safe Kids Coalition. Their goal is to prevent your child from being injured in a motor vehicle crash, fire, scalding, pedestrian activity, poisoning, choking, bike crash, fall, water activity or shooting.
Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC)The Drug and Poison Information Center works to provide you with important prevention information, educational materials, first-aid information, common household hazards and references to national helpline organizations and agencies.
The phone number for the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center is 513-636-5111. You may also call a national hotline, 1-800-222-1222, and you will be connected to the center that serves your area.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable. In an effort to raise parents' awareness about the leading causes of child injury in the United States and how they can be prevented, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the Protect the Ones You Love initiative.
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationThe best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) helps give additional information on choosing and using car seats as well as a Child Seat Inspection Station Locator to help with installation of your seats.
American Academy of PediatricsHealthy Children is a parenting Web site backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Ideal, whether you're looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues.
Injury Free Coalition of KidsThe Injury Free Coalition for Kids is among the country's fastest growing and most effective injury prevention programs. They are comprised of hospital-based, community-oriented programs, whose efforts are anchored in research, education, and advocacy.
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