Did you know that injuries are the number one cause of death for children and adolescents ages 1 to 21? There are many important steps parents, pediatricians, and communities can take to prevent injuries from happening. When an injury does happen, it is important to take quick action to reduce the consequences of the injury. The following is a link for numerous resources about safety and first aid:
The AAP also does "The Injury Prevention Program". You can visit http://www.aap.org/family/tippmain.htm for handouts and recommendations on injury prevention. We also have these handouts available in the office!
As always, if you ever have any questions, feel free to contact your physician!