Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 06-22-2015 to 06-28-2015

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 06-22-2015 to 06-28-2015

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Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use Twitter and Facebook to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and other caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we may miss something, but we think... 

Community

Summer Hazards Part I – Watch Out for the Sun

Summer Hazards Part I – Watch Out for the Sun

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The heat of summer has arrived, at least temporarily, making it a good time to present some topics related to living in a warm environment. Let’s discuss the advantage of remaining well hydrated during the time of the year when fluid loss through activities can cause significant problems. Some experts believe that everyone should drink 1 oz of fluid for every 2 pounds of body weight per day. Admittedly... 

Innovations

Frederick the Paramedic: Helping Your Child Feel Safe with EMS

Frederick the Paramedic: Helping Your Child Feel Safe with EMS

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My wife Nicole and I have over 25 years of combined experience as paramedics, and we are now co-authors of the new children’s book Frederick the Paramedic.  Through the years, we have seen an increase in pediatric 911 emergency calls, and they all have one thing in common – the patient may be more scared of us that what is actually ailing them.  This can lead to several negative factors, such... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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In 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally a long-standing problem was being recognized...