Car Seat Program
When it comes to the well being of your child, nothing should be
left to chance, especially in a motor vehicle. Nearly 80% of child
safety seats are incorrectly installed, leading to thousands of
preventable injuries each year. The best seat for your child is one
that fits the child and fits the car and one that the child rides
in each and every time.
First Aid Kit
Preparation and detection are key components of preventing
accidental childhood injury.
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics' emergency-medicine
specialists advise that parents keep their first aid kit up to date
and that each member of the family - age permitting - know where it
is kept and how to use it.
Children's Mercy is committed to reducing the impact of injuries
on the lives of children and their families through services,
research and advocacy.
safety checklist is intended to help you raise your IQ (Injury
Quotient) - your ability to recognize potential dangers in and
around your home.
Take a moment to walk through your house using this checklist.
The few minutes you spend will be wisely invested in protecting
your family from injuries.
"Anyone is at risk for drowning when they become careless or go
in the water unprepared," says Dr. W. Scott Colliton, a
pediatrician at Children's Mercy. "It's important that parents take
the time to go over a few swimming safety rules with their children
before heading for the pool or lake."
Toys are great sources of joy and fun for young ones. Toys that
are either in poor condition, inappropriate to a child's age or
misused can pose a potential risk.