Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention Program

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Injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children ages 19 and younger, but most injuries are preventable. At CHKD we want to provide you and your child with information to help prevent injuries. Below is a list of safety tips and information designed to keep kids safe.

Injury Prevention Program_Bike SafetyBike Safety

Every day, approximately 1,000 children are rushed to emergency centers because of bicycle accidents. A helmet is the most important safety device available to prevent head injury and death from a bicycle crash. Follow these tips to keep your little one safe.



Injury Prevention Program_Burn SafetyBurn Prevention

Burns are a potential hazard in every home, and children are more likely to be burned than anyone else. From sunburns to accidental kitchen burns, these tips will help protect your children from burns.



Injury Prevention Program_Car SeatsCar Seats Save Lives

In Virginia and North Carolina, child passenger safety laws are designed to protect your most precious cargo. Until age 8, all children must use a properly installed car seat or booster seat that meets federal safety standards. Here's a general guide to selecting the appropriate car seat/safety restraint for your child. 



Injury Prevention Program_Coping with CryingCoping with Crying

Parents know their newborns will cry, but many are surprised by how much their baby cries. During the first three months of life, a healthy newborn's fussy periods can add up to two or three hours a day. These tips can help you cope. If nothing seems to console your baby, call your pediatrician.



Injury Prevention Program_Never Shake a BabyNever Shake a Baby!

Many people don't realize shaking a baby can cause serious damage. Every year, babies that have been shaken suffer permanent brain damage, blindness and even death. This abusive head trauma is known as shaken baby syndrome. Know the symptoms of shaken baby syndrome and how to prevent it.



Injury Prevention Program_Safe HomeSafe Home

At Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, we're committed to helping families stay safe. With safety checklists for every room in your home and even your backyard, this guide for parents is full of helpful information to keep your home safe for everyone. 



Injury Prevention Program_Safe SleepingSafe While Asleep

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a leading cause of death in infants up to 1 year of age. Here are some important safety instructions to help reduce the risk of SIDS. Make sure everyone who cares for your baby follows these guidelines. And remember, "Back to Sleep - Tummy to Play."



Injury Prevention Program_Summer SafetySummer Safety

How can parents and childcare providers keep the summer months safe, healthy and hassle-free? From water safety to heat safety to injury prevention, CHKD Urgent Care and emergency medicine Dr. Theresa Guins offers these tips.  



Injury Prevention Program_Caring for illness and injury at homeWhat to Do, When to Worry: Caring for Illness and Injury at Home

Ever wonder what to do or when to worry when caring for your child’s illness or injury at home? From fever to cough, these tips help put a parent’s mind at ease.  



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