Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 11/19: Considering a 3rd MMR Dose?

Child Health & Safety News 11/19: Considering a 3rd MMR Dose?

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In this week’s Child Health News: FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking n.pr/2FoPrV2 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 and safety information to the parents,... 

Community

Knowing How to Use an AED Can Save a Child’s Life

Knowing How to Use an AED Can Save a Child’s Life

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We have a problem in this country, sudden cardiac arrest. Approximately 450,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States. It can happen to anybody, anywhere, anytime and without any warning, so helping a person suffering from cardiac arrest is all about what you do immediately following the persons collapse.  The best “save” rates have been reported when using... 

Innovations

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

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We’ve all seen or heard about horrific instances of dog bites to children.  I think most of us believe it will never happen to us.  Until I became a dog trainer and was doing research on children and dogs, I didn’t realize the alarming statistics of dog bites to children. According to the Humane Society of the United States:Annually there are 4.7 million dogs bites in the U.S., with over half... 

Involvement

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

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

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Last updated on April 26th, 2018 at 03:48 pmIn 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...