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  • Airway Obstruction Index

    Airway Obstruction Index The airways in children can become obstructed (blocked) in many ways, requiring the emergency clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the direc...

  • Airway Obstruction Overview

    Airway Obstruction Overview Airway obstruction, which includes choking, suffocation, and strangulation, prevents oxygen from entering the lungs and brain. Lack of oxygen to the brain for more than fo...

  • Airway Obstruction: Prevention

    Airway Obstruction: Prevention Since most accidental child strangulations, chokings, and suffocations occur in the home, parents are well-advised to carefully childproof their homes. Another preventi...

  • Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety

    Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety Although a great form of exercise, riding a bike, in-line skating, or skateboarding without protective gear can be dangerous. The most common and ofte...

  • Falls

    Falls Falls hurt more children ages 14 and under than any other unintentional injury. In fact, each year, more than 2.3 million fall-related injuries in children are reported. Children most often fal...

  • Falls: Prevention

    Falls: Prevention Constant adult supervision, informed product selection, and modifications to the home can help reduce the likelihood of childhood falls and related injuries. The following are tips ...

  • Falls--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

    Falls--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates The following statistics were are the latest available from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign: Injury and death rates It is estimated that more than 2.2 mil...

  • Fire Safety and Burns

    Fire Safety and Burns Teaching your family about safety and burn prevention could save lives. Listed in the directory below is additional information related to fire safety and burns. Fire Safety and...

  • Fire Safety and Burns Overview

    Fire Safety and Burns Overview What are the different types of burns? A burn injury usually results from an energy transfer from a heat source to the body. There are many types of burns caused by the...

  • Fire Safety and Burns--Prevention

    Fire Safety and Burns--Prevention Preventing fires According to the National SAFEKIDS Campaign, 40 percent of residential fires that kill children are caused by children playing with smoking-related ...

  • Firearms

    Firearms It is estimated that 40 percent of all homes in the U.S. have some type of firearm, of which one in four is a handgun. Access to firearms in the home increases the risk for unintentional fir...

  • Firearms--Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Firearms--Identifying High-Risk Situations A firearm in the home, whether loaded or not, increases the risk of firearm-related injuries to children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advocates...

  • Firearms--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

    Firearms--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates The following statistics were are the latest available from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign: Injury and death rates The number of unintentional deaths ...

  • Firearms--Prevention

    Firearm Safety for Parents It is estimated that about 40 percent of all homes in the U.S. have some type of firearm, of which one in four is a handgun. Access to firearms in the home increases the ri...

  • Glossary - Safety and Injury Prevention

    Glossary - Safety and Injury Prevention A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A [back to top] ANSI - American National Standards Institut...

  • Home Page - Safety and Injury Prevention

    Topic Index Motor Vehicle Safety Fire Safety and Burns Bicycle/In-line Skating/Skateboarding Safety Toy Safety Airway Obstruction Water Safety Sports Safety Falls Firearms Glossary Unintentional inju...

  • Motor Vehicle Safety Overview

    Motor Vehicle Safety Overview For children ages 14 and younger, unintentional injury-related deaths occur most often when riding in a car. Many injuries that may occur as a result of motor vehicle ac...

  • Online Resources - Safety and Injury Prevention

    Online Resources - Safety and Injury Prevention This Web page was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the prof...

  • Pedestrian Safety

    Pedestrian Safety Although fewer children are walking and exposing themselves to the risks of traffic, pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional-injury related death among c...

  • Sports Safety for Children

    Sports Safety for Children Participating in sports is great for children both physically and psychologically. Sports can increase a child's physical coordination, fitness, and self-esteem. In additio...

  • Sports Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Sports Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations Sports can be played in an organized setting, at school, in the street, or even in the backyard. A child can benefit from participating in sports both ...

  • Sports Safety--Prevention

    Sports Safety--Prevention Safety gear and equipment Safety gear should be sport-specific and may include such items as goggles, mouthguards, shin-elbow-knee pads, and helmets. The safety gear worn by...

  • Teen Suicide

    Teen Suicide What is suicidal behavior? Suicidal behavior is defined as a preoccupation or act that is focused on causing one's own death voluntarily. An intent to cause one's death is essential in t...

  • Topic Index - Safety and Injury Prevention

    Topic Index - Safety and Injury Prevention Safety & Injury Prevention Home Motor Vehicle Safety Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates Identifying High-Risk Situations Installing and Using Child S...

  • Toy Safety

    Toy Safety Billions of toys to amuse children of all ages are sold each year in the U.S. Unfortunately, toys also are associated with thousands of injuries each year, some of which result in death. C...

  • Toy Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Toy Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations Scooter injury is the most common cause of toy-related injury and death. Toys to avoid The following toys are not appropriate for infants: Toys that hang ...

  • Toy Safety--Prevention

    Toy Safety--Prevention Safe toys tips To make sure a toy is appropriate for your young child, check the label. In general, most toys on the market today are safe. But, injuries still occur in spite o...

  • Water Safety - Prevention

    Water Safety--Prevention If children are around bodies of water on a regular basis, it benefits parents to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which, in case of an emergency, can save lives, r...

  • Water Safety for Children

    Water Safety for Children Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4. It takes only seconds to drown, and often occurs silently when an unsupervised ...

  • Water Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Water Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations It only takes one inch of water to drown a toddler. Knowing where your children are, even older children, at all times, can help prevent them from drown...