Child Safety Education Tips

  • Fireworks safety and injury prevention

    While July 4th is always a time of fun, friends and family, it is also a time of preventable fireworks-related injuries.  When my good friend began screaming that he could not see, I knew something...

  • How to assess a pediatric patient's mental status

    Updated March 9, 2015 Spend time with infants and toddlers to learn and understand 'normal' responses With a sickening thud, my two-year-old's head slammed into the concrete. Despite three stern pa...

  • Back to school vehicle safety tips

    Going back to school is an exciting time for parents and children. However, it is also a time of increased traffic and road activity.  My son started 4-year-old kindergarten on September 1. I can b...

  • Drowning prevention tips

    Updated May 28, 2015 As a parent and former lifeguard, I find drowning incidents such as the near drowning of a child saved by an off-duty EMT or the mistaking of a body on the bottom of the pool f...

  • EMS injury prevention tips; Promote bicycle helmet use

    Updated March 26, 2015 Ideas and resources for promoting bicycle helmet use  My son is getting a bike for his fourth birthday. He has already ridden hundreds of miles in a trailer towed behind my b...

  • Pass out Halloween safety tips in your community

    Make sure that the members of your community have a safe and fun Halloween experience. Print out and share the following PSA from Eastern Carolina's EMS Association with your community.EMS Wants Yo...

  • Back to the ABCs

    As a new paramedic, there are a lot of sources of stress: information overload, emotions, nervousness, and precepting as a credentialed paramedic are just the tip of the iceberg — and that’s before...

  • Outreaching to keep your littlest patients safe

    Your department's community outreach efforts should include teaching children how to contact the emergency services when needed.During visits to schools, you should go over how to them to push "9-1...

  • Celebrate CPR/AED Week in your community

    According to the American Heart Association, 166,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest each year. Only about 6 percent of patients who suffer from cardiac arrest out-of-hospital survive.Congres...

  • Tips for Celebrating EMS for Children Day

    Read Robert Waddell's column: National EMSC DayThousands of health care professionals have stepped up to assure America’s children are properly cared for. So what have you done? For most of us, we ...

  • Safety tips for the holiday decorating season

    ‘Tis the season for families to begin decorating their homes for the holidays and the national nonprofit Home Safety Council is urging families to keep safety top of mind when hanging the holly and...

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