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Drowning: 2nd leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 – 14An average of 283 children under age 5 drowned in a pool or spa.An average of 2,700 children under age 5 were treated in emergency rooms for pool and spa-related injuries.
From 1999-2004, 135 children <14yr old died from unintentional, non-fire related CO poisoning.Fifteen states (AK, CT, FL, IL, MD, MA, MN, NJ, NY, NC, RI, UT, VT, WV, WI) and some local jurisdictions passed legislation requiring CO alarms in residential dwellings.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. Safe Kids Worldwide’s member countries include: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vietnam.
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10<br />Entrapment incidents <br />1999 – 2007<br />6 deaths occurred in pools… 3 occurred in spas <br />all except for one involved children 14 or younger.<br />Less frequent than general drownings, but hidden hazard<br />Caused by aging of swimming pools, inconsistent construction standards and unaware consumers<br />
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Today we will cover….<br />18<br />Who is Safe Kids?<br />The nature of pediatric injury<br /> A. Common injuries<br /> B. Influence of age and region<br /> C. Statistical trends in injury<br /> 1. National<br /> 2. Local<br />II. Injury Prevention<br /><ul><li>Programs</li></ul>1. Composition<br />2. Grass roots<br />3. Safe Kids Worldwide<br /> B. Nurses role<br /> 1. Hospital<br /> 2. Community<br />
Who is Safe Kids?<br />Safe Kids Worldwide is a grassroots organization with 16 member countries. Within these countries, there are more than 350 state and local coalitions.<br />19<br />
21<br />OurMission<br />Safe Kids Worldwide leads coalitions of community partners to prevent death and injury to children ages 14 and under. We empower families and communities to:<br /><ul><li>Educate adults and children