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The Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC) provides injury prevention tips for children ages 5 to 9 years old.
Only about one in four children ages 4-15 years wears bicycle helmets when riding. Some 140,000 children are treated in emergency departments each year for head injuries sustained while they were bicycling. 85% of head injuries can be prevented through proper helmet use, always supervise young children during wheeled activities and make sure they are properly wearing their helmet.
Children ages 5 to 9 have higher rates of emergency department visits for playground injuries than any other age group. Falls on the playground are a common cause of injury. Parents and caregivers can play a key role in protecting children by providing supervision and making sure children are playing on age-appropriate equipment.
Childhood drowning and near-drowning can occur in a number of settings -- pools, hot tubs, beaches, lakes, bathtubs, and buckets. Activities such as boating, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, and surfing are also associated with water-related injuries and fatalities. Most drowning incidents happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone around water. It can take only a couple of seconds for a child to drown, and drowning typically occurs when a child is left unattended or during a brief lapse in supervision.
More than 38 million kids under 14 participate in organized sports, and more than one in 10 ends up in the emergency room after suffering from a sports injury. 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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