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The Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC) provides injury prevention tips for children ages 5 to 9 years old.
Learn how to safeguard your home and keep your child safe from severe injuries resulting from falls. TV and furniture tip-overs lead to 15,000 kids going to ERs each year. Basic safety equipment like window locks and furniture safety straps can help prevent many of those hospital visits.
Children are curious about fire. Teaching your children about the hazards of playing with matches and other flammable materials, what to do when smoke alarm goes off as well as practicing a fire escape route with your family, can help prevent accidents and injuries. Fires resulting from children’s play are the leading cause of residential fire-related death and injury among children ages 9 and under.
Every day, over 300 children in the United States ages 0 to 19 are treated in an emergency department, as a result of being poisoned. Although household cleaners are a frequent cause of poisoning, kids can also be fatally poisoned by iron, alcohol and carbon monoxide. Because no prevention method is 100 percent effective, learn how to keep poison exposure from turning into tragedy for you and your family.
Know the number. Put the nationwide poison control center phone number, 1-800-222-1222, on or near every telephone in your home and program it into your cell phone. Call the poison control center if you think a child has been poisoned but they are awake and alert; they can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 911 if you have a poison emergency and your child has collapsed or is not breathing.
Your child is at greater risk of being shot by himself, his friends, or a family member than of being injured by an intruder. It is best to keep all guns out of your home. If you choose to keep a gun, store it unloaded and in a locked place, separate from ammunition. Ask if the homes where your child visits or is cared for have guns and how they are stored.
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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