Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Fire Safety Tips That Everyone Needs to Remember

Last month, avid fans of the NBC television series “This Is Us” watched as the untimely death of main character Jack Pearson unfolded in front of their eyes. Those of us in the injury prevention field were not as stunned because we see this often; life gets busy and families forget things especially when it… Read more »

Stress Relief for Parents

The holidays may be over, but the stressors are still here. Whether it’s the holiday decorations that need taken down, your infant who needs that 3 am feeding, your school age child who has another 2-hour delay or cancellation, your teenager who rolls their eyes to EVERYTHING you say and do, or all the above…… Read more »

Winter Fun for Everyone

While snow covered grounds appear fluffy and powdery, don’t let its soft look fool you.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 160,000 sledding and tubing related injuries occur annually and the most common injury seen is head injuries (43%). Other findings included: • The cost of these injuries totaled more than $4 billion… Read more »

Top Holiday Safety Tips to Help Kids Have Fun and Stay Injury-Free

The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year for your little ones, but it’s also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries. More than 3,200 children are seen in emergency rooms for injuries caused by nonelectric Christmas decorations and another 500 kids a day are treated in… Read more »

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week Raises Awareness of Danger to Children

Invisible and odorless, carbon monoxide poisoning has proven to be a dangerous threat to American families with 400 people killed and 21,000 sent to emergency rooms due to unintentional poisonings every year. Young kids are at even greater risk, with a quarter of all CO-related calls to poison control centers in 2015 being for children…. Read more »