A child’s exploration of their world means slips, falls and tumbles. That also means cuts, scrapes and maybe a light bruise now and then. A bandage here, a kiss on an “ouchie” there, and a few dried tears later, life goes on.
Children can experience more serious injuries, of course. In fact, every year in the United States 7.7 million children are treated for injuries in emergency departments. But here’s the thing: most injuries are preventable.
Read on to learn how to protect children of any age safe from preventable injuries that can happen at home, in the car, at the pool, or on the playground.
Because of the pandemic, children are spending more time at home. But it’s easy to forget that home, like life outside of it, can pose its own potential safety hazards.
You can learn how to make your children feel safe while ensuring their health at home by visiting www.Safekids.org. Learn prevention tips and find out more about:
Summer fun brings an abundance of outdoor activities for the family. Make it a memorable and safe summer by ensuring your child’s health and safety precautions wherever their activities take them under the sun.
Safe sleep practices can mean the difference between life and death for babies. Southwest Florida parents can rest easy knowing their infants are sleeping well at three Lee Health hospitals.
Cape Coral Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, and HealthPark Medical Center each earned a gold certification from the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.
The hospitals were only three of 10 in Florida to earn gold certification.
To achieve gold certification, the highest level of certification, the hospitals met specific criteria that included developing a safe sleep policy statement, training staff and parents on safe sleeping habits for babies, and providing community outreach.
You can learn more about how to create a safe place for your baby to sleep here.
The Child Advocacy Department provides services at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Golisano Children’s Health Center in Collier County. They also provide outreach services to Hendry, Glades and Charlotte counties.
For more information about the child advocacy programs and classes, visit www.leehealth.org/classes under the Women and Children Tab or call 239-343-5101.