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November is Child Safety & Protection Month

11/06/2012

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 300 children under the age of4 die every month in the United States because of accidents - most of which could have be prevented.  Children injure themselves in a variety of different ways including in play spaces, on doors and gates, in kitchen and cooking areas and with inappropriate or broken toys to name just a few.

This month serves as a reminder to parents to take a look at their homes and update any safety needs, but what about child safety in the hospital? What precautions do you take to keep your child patients safe?  Patient safety helps prevent injury, errors and the spread of germs. Practice patient safety by using the tips listed below.

Control the spread of germs:

Prevent falling:

Decrease the chance of medication errors:

 

What other precautions do you recommend? Add your child safety tips below.

 

 

 

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