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This May is the second year that Safe Kids Worldwide is observing Child Passenger Safety Technician Month by encouraging CPST instructors to reach out to healthcare professionals in their communities about the opportunity to become CPSTs.
Thanks to Safe Kids Worldwide and State Farm, I have the opportunity to travel across the country assisting technical updates for CPSTs. I see firsthand how partnerships with healthcare professionals really do make a difference.
Moms, do you keep medicine in your purse? Parents, do you have diaper rash cream within arm’s reach of the changing table? Have you ever shared medicine with a friend, like painkillers? Or missed a dose of a medicine so you took two to make up for it?
It’s instances like these that result in 1.34 million calls to poison centers for children each year.
New report reveals 1 and 2 year olds account for 53 percent of medicine-related calls to poison centers. 15-19 year olds are 6-times more likely to have serious outcomes.
In April 2015, communities across the United States will celebrate Safe Kids Day, a day to celebrate kids, prevent injuries, and saves lives. With generous support from presenting sponsor Nationwide, as well as national sponsors Johnson & Johnson, Chevrolet, FedEx, Kidde and Tide, the Safe Kids Day campaign will raise awareness about the cause of c
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I’ll never forget the day I decided to get involved in child passenger safety.
That morning, a 12-month-old child involved in a car crash was brought into the emergency department where I was working as a nurse. She was still buckled into her car seat, but we later learned that the car seat had not been secured in its base. It had simply been placed on a seat in the car, so when the crash occurred the baby and the car seat shot forward, hitting the mom seated in front in the back of the head.
Summer is my favorite season. I love hot weather, cookouts, beach trips and long walks in the sun. But since working at Safe Kids, I’ve started to think of the hotter months a little differently. Why? Because of heatstroke.
Los Angeles, CA. (April 16, 2015) – Safe Kids Worldwide announced today that annual Safe Kids Day events will be held around the country throughout April. These events, supported by presenting sponsor Nationwide, will bring together families, celebrities and donors to raise awareness and funds to prevent childhood injuries, the number one cause of death for children in the United States.
Numerous celebrities and athletes are joining the effort as Safe Kids Day Celebrity Heroes:
To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® are teaming up to teach families the importance of recycling older TVs. It is the perfect time to take this simple step to help protect the Earth and kids.
Together we are encouraging parents and caregivers to recycle heavier, box-style, cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions, which can be hazards for children if not placed on a low, stable piece of furniture.