Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Look Before You Lock: Prevent Heatstroke

It’s happens nearly every week: kids lefts in hot cars. As a parent you think: that’s impossible, or it won’t happen to me? Since 1998, more than 680 children across the United States have died from car-related heatstroke when unattended in a vehicle.  Countless others were involved in “near miss” situations, meaning children were saved from… Read more »

Stay Safe Playing Pokémon GO

In just a few short days, millions of children, teens, and even adults are exploring various neighborhoods because of Pokémon GO, a new free virtual reality mobile app using landmarks as spots for Pokémon locations. Here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we have already seen a few cases of kids being injured, and we want to make… Read more »

Fireworks Safety

It’s that time again – fireworks season! Almost everyone loves fireworks (except pets and small children) and the best way to enjoy the magic of the sights and sounds is from a distance. We all know that fireworks are explosives and dangerous, but sometimes that gets missed when we tie them into fun with friends,… Read more »

Keeping Your Home Safe During the Summer

Now that everyone is home from school for the summer it’s a good time to remember some home safety tips. Most injuries to small children happen in the home. Here are some tips to keep in mind: *Do a quick check to be sure that poisons, pesticides, etc. are all out of reach and/or locked… Read more »

Children’s Recognized as Gold Safe Sleep Champion

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. They are one of the first hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive the title. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs… Read more »