Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

2014 International Walk to School Day

Safe Kids Allegheny County, of which Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is the lead agency, joined local school children, and FedEx volunteers on Oct. 8  to raise awareness about child pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day. Kids from Avalon Elementary School and Bellevue Elementary School in the Pittsburgh area participated in this year’s… Read more »

Bus Safety Tips as New School Year Gets Under Way

By Chris Vitale, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC As summer vacation has ended, we want to make sure families and drivers are cautious about kids riding the bus to and from school. School buses are one of the safest forms of transportation, and it should be known that children are much… Read more »

Staying Safe This Halloween!

By Chris Vitale, MSN, RN, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Halloween is always an exciting time of the year for both children and adults, but parents especially need to be aware that it can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year for young children who are out trick-or-treating…. Read more »

Keeping Families Safe This Summer

By Chris Vitale, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC June is National Safety Month, and as part of the Injury Prevention Team, we want to keep you and your family safe this summer and throughout the year. As the weather gets warmer, many of us will want to be outside enjoying it,… Read more »

Stay Safe on Halloween!

By Dr. Barbara Gaines, Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention Halloween is my favorite holiday. For me, it’s all about the kids.  I was never into the scarier stuff, or even the parties. But rather, the excitement and anticipation of kids as they figure out the perfect costume, plan their night, and sort their candy…. Read more »