Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 8/14: Finland Program Combats Bullying

Child Health & Safety News 8/14: Finland Program Combats Bullying

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In this week’s Child Health News: Britain is facing health ‘time bomb’ as obese children are hit by Type 2 Diabetes bit.ly/2vY9Nyg 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 social media to communicate relevant and timely health... 

Community

How to Help Your Child Live With Kidney Disease

How to Help Your Child Live With Kidney Disease

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Having kidney disease affects children in many ways. They may need to take medicines and alter their diet, and can also face challenges at school. It’s only natural to worry if you have a child with kidney disease. Parents often have questions about their child’s health. We answer some of the most common ones. It can be helpful for parents to talk to members of the renal team, such... 

Innovations

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

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Have you ever received a breathing treatment, either in an ambulance or in the hospital?  It can be uncomfortable and you might be a little hesitant if you haven’t done one before.  Now imagine you’re a child… A lot of children in the pre-hospital setting as well as clinics, offices, homes and urgent care facilities tend to become very anxious and uneasy when you try and place a mask... 

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...