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Keeping Your Children Safe

KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE THE REALITIES OF CHILD INJURY AND DEATH Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for children and teenagers in the United States. IN THE UNITED STATES 9,000 CHILDREN DIE FROM INJURY EACH YEAR. 25 DEATHS EACH DAY ở MALE DEATH RATES ARE O 2X HIGHER THAN FEMALE DEATH RATES 8,000 UNINTENTIONAL INJURY COSTS US CHILDREN $200 BILLION ARE TREATED FOR FALLS EACH DAY EACH YEAR IN MEDICAL COST, WORK LOS, THAT'S 2.9 MILLION INJURIES A YEAR AND REDUCED QUALITY OF LIFE CAUSE S OF INJ URY fatal and nonfatal injuries by age of the victim FATAL NONFATAL drowning poison struck by/ fire/burns against cut/pierce bite/sting overexertion foreign body cyclist/ motorist car accident/ fire/burns suffocation fall transportation/ether 77% 2% 8% 2% 4% UNDER 1 3% 4% 59% 4% 13% YEARS OLD 12% 35% 31% 1-4 18% 7% 45% 6% YEARS OLD 3% 11% 58% 15% 5-9 24% 6% 5% 37% 5% YEARS OLD 5% 6% 73% 10% 10-14 27% 29% 13% 6% YEARS OLD 72% 15% 6% 15-19 24% 18% 6% 7% 14% YEARS OLD TAKE ACTION most unintentional injuries are preventable: parents can play a life saving role DROWNING SUFFOCATION 1. Do not leave your child unattended near water 1. Keep infant's bed separate from other beds or couches 2. Do not multitask or use a cell phone when your child is 2. Place the infant on it's back while sleeping near water 3. Use a firm sleep surface and fitted sheets 3. Remove water from tubs after use 4. Keep the following objects away from infants and their sleeping area: pillows, soft objects, toys, loose bedding, balleons and window cords Put a child lock on all toilets 5. Keep laundry & bathroom doors closed when not in use Cut or break age-appropriate food into bite-size pieces 6. Learn to do CPR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 1. UNDER 2 YEARS rear-facing child safety seat buckled into a back seat 2. 2-4 YEARS OR UP TO 40 LBS. forward-facing child safety seat in the back seat buckled with the seat's harness 3. 4-8 YEARS OR UP TO 4'9" booster seat buckled to a back seat 4. AFTER 8 YEARS OR TALLER THAN 4' 9" back seat with fitted adult lap-and-shoulder seatbelt 54% child safety seats reduce the risk of DEATHIN INFANTS 71% is the reduced risk for children ages 1-4 YEARS OLD FALL RELATED INJURY 1. Only use playground equipment that has been well maintained, and has a soft material landing 3. Supervise young children at all times around fall hazards, like stairs and playground equipment 2. Use home safety devices, such as guards on windows 4. Make sure your child wears protective gear during sports that are located above ground-level, stair gates, and guard rails and recreation FIRE/BURNS POISON 1. Do not carry or ignore your child while cooking 1. Use safety locks on all cabinets 2. Store all cleaning products, medications and vitamins above shoulder level 2. Store matches, gasoline, and lighters out of reach 3. Avoid lighters that look like toys 3. Add the toll-free number for the Poison Control Center into your contacts: 1 (800) 222-1222 4. Use the back burner while cooking to avoid accidental scalding 4. Read product information on household products and note which are a hazard to children 5. Set your water heater to 120 degrees or your manufacturer's recommended setting 5. Check your house for any peeling lead-based paint LEARN MORE ABOUT CPR{emergencies/cpr.html DESIGNED BY Highrank SOURCE}background.html websites inc. {от

Keeping Your Children Safe

shared by Beltzy on Sep 20
Infographic outlines the causes of accidental injury and death in children and offers tangible safety tips on how we can prevent them.


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