Keeping Kids Safe This SummerKeeping Kids Safe This Summer
Ronda Lusk – Via Christi Hospital
Safe Kids Wichita Area
Summer SafetySummer Safety
2
At Home At Play and On the Way
• Water Safety
• Fire/Burn & Fireworks
• Medication Safety
• T...
Safe Kids WorldwideSafe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization
dedicated to preventing injuries in
ch...
Safe Kids WorldwideSafe Kids Worldwide
600 Coalitions Nationwide
Safe Kids Wichita Area coalition proudly led
by Via Chris...
Water SafetyWater Safety
Drowning is the leading cause of injury-
related death among children ages 1-4
Drowning is usuall...
Water Safety TipsWater Safety Tips
Never leave children alone around water
Teach Children to swim
Four sided fencing at le...
Water Safety TipsWater Safety Tips
Keep emergency equipment and phone
available
Do not play near drains
Hair should be pul...
Water SafetyWater Safety
Adult supervision
Water Watcher should know how to swim
8
Boating Safety TipsBoating Safety Tips
Wear A Life Jacket
Actively Supervise Kids
Don’t Rely on Swimming Aids
Be a good ro...
Pedestrian SafetyPedestrian Safety
Be Safe, Be Seen
Wear bright colored clothes
Wear reflective materials
Walk Left, Ride ...
DistractionDistraction
11
The Monkey Business Illusion.wmv
How Does a Teen Cross the Road?How Does a Teen Cross the Road?
12
Bicycle SafetyBicycle Safety
Before you ride, check your equipment.
Seat
Handlebars
Chain
Brakes
Tires
Pedals
Reflectors
S...
Pre-Ride ChecklistPre-Ride Checklist
Before You Ride Check the following:
Proper helmet
 Fits appropriately
 In good wo...
Checking Your EquipmentChecking Your Equipment
15
Bicycle FitBicycle Fit
Feet should touch the ground when sitting
on the seat.
Tie and Tuck – shoelaces should be up and
ou...
Fireworks SafetyFireworks Safety
17
Approximately 40% of people injured by
fireworks are children
Sparklers can burn at 1,...
Fire/Burn SafetyFire/Burn Safety
18
Create a Safety ZoneCreate a Safety Zone
19
Home Fire Escape PlanHome Fire Escape Plan
20
Safe Kids WorldwideSafe Kids Worldwide
Medication SafetyMedication Safety
2013
67,000 ER visits for Medicine
Grandparent’s...
Safe Kids Worldwide:Safe Kids Worldwide:
Medication SafetyMedication Safety
• Store medicine safely
• Give medicine safely...
Medication SafetyMedication Safety
23
Medicaion SafetyMedicaion Safety
24
Poison Help NumberPoison Help Number
25
Safe Kids Worldwide:
TV/Furniture Tip Overs
26
Why is it important?
27
28
What can we do?
• TV Safety Check
• Secure Furniture
• Rearrange Household Items
• Share what you learn
29
 TV Safety Check
• Assess the stability of TVs in each room in the
home.
• Secure TVs
• Mount flat screen TVs to the wall...
Secure Furniture
• Use brackets, braces, or wall straps to secure
unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall
• Install st...
Rearrange Household Items
• Keep heavier items on lower shelves or in lower
drawers
• Avoid placing items where kids might...
Child Passenger SafetyChild Passenger Safety
Why do we need car seats?
• Prevent ejection
• Spread forces over wide area o...
5 Common Misuses5 Common Misuses
1. Right Seat
2. Right Direction
3. Right Location
4. Inch Test
5. Pinch Test
34
35
Rear Facing & Forward FacingRear Facing & Forward Facing
36
Boosters & SeatbeltsBoosters & Seatbelts
37
Car Seat Safety BasicsCar Seat Safety Basics
Rear facing until at least 2 years of age or
outgrown the height and weight o...
In and Around CarsIn and Around Cars
39
HyperthermiaHyperthermia
40
Safe Kids Worldwide:Safe Kids Worldwide:
Hyperthermia (Heat Stroke) and ChildrenHyperthermia (Heat Stroke) and Children
Ch...
Safe Kids Worldwide:Safe Kids Worldwide:
How Cars Get HotHow Cars Get Hot
Incoming
Shortwave
Solar
Radiation
Warms
Interio...
How hot? How fast?How hot? How fast?
http://ggweather.com
An 80° DayAn 80° Day
http://ggweather.com
An 80° DayAn 80° Day
http://ggweather.com
An 80° DayAn 80° Day
http://ggweather.com
An 80° DayAn 80° Day
http://ggweather.com
An 80° DayAn 80° Day
http://ggweather.com
An 80° DayAn 80° Day
http://ggweather.com
Sports SafetySports Safety
50
ResourcesResources
www.safekids.org
www.viachristi.org/safekids
www.nhtsa.gov
http://ggweather.com
51
QuestionsQuestions
Contact Information:
Ronda Lusk
2622 W. Central, Suite 102
Wichita, KS 67203
316-946-5045
Ronda.lusk@vi...
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Via Christi Women's Connection presentation on summer safety tips from Safe Kids Wichita Area. Tips for safe swimming, biking, camping, car seats and walking.

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  • 52% - child “forgotten" by caregiver
    • 29% - child playing in unattended vehicle
    • 18% - child intentionally left in vehicle by adult
  • Via Christi Safe Kids Summer Safety Tips for Parents

    1. 1. Keeping Kids Safe This SummerKeeping Kids Safe This Summer Ronda Lusk – Via Christi Hospital Safe Kids Wichita Area
    2. 2. Summer SafetySummer Safety 2 At Home At Play and On the Way • Water Safety • Fire/Burn & Fireworks • Medication Safety • TV/Furniture Tip-overs • Pedestrian & Wheeled Sports • Child Passenger Safety • Sports Safety
    3. 3. Safe Kids WorldwideSafe Kids Worldwide Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. 3
    4. 4. Safe Kids WorldwideSafe Kids Worldwide 600 Coalitions Nationwide Safe Kids Wichita Area coalition proudly led by Via Christi Health 4
    5. 5. Water SafetyWater Safety Drowning is the leading cause of injury- related death among children ages 1-4 Drowning is usually silent 5
    6. 6. Water Safety TipsWater Safety Tips Never leave children alone around water Teach Children to swim Four sided fencing at least 4 feet high Pool covers in good working order and intact Pool alarm and door alarm if 4th side of fence is home 6
    7. 7. Water Safety TipsWater Safety Tips Keep emergency equipment and phone available Do not play near drains Hair should be pulled up No strings/loose clothing Learn CPR and First Aid 7
    8. 8. Water SafetyWater Safety Adult supervision Water Watcher should know how to swim 8
    9. 9. Boating Safety TipsBoating Safety Tips Wear A Life Jacket Actively Supervise Kids Don’t Rely on Swimming Aids Be a good role model Keeps Little Kids Warm 9
    10. 10. Pedestrian SafetyPedestrian Safety Be Safe, Be Seen Wear bright colored clothes Wear reflective materials Walk Left, Ride Right Follow the rules of the road Avoid distraction 10
    11. 11. DistractionDistraction 11 The Monkey Business Illusion.wmv
    12. 12. How Does a Teen Cross the Road?How Does a Teen Cross the Road? 12
    13. 13. Bicycle SafetyBicycle Safety Before you ride, check your equipment. Seat Handlebars Chain Brakes Tires Pedals Reflectors Spokes Graphic from WPD
    14. 14. Pre-Ride ChecklistPre-Ride Checklist Before You Ride Check the following: Proper helmet  Fits appropriately  In good working order  Has not been in a crash Air in the tires Brakes work 14
    15. 15. Checking Your EquipmentChecking Your Equipment 15
    16. 16. Bicycle FitBicycle Fit Feet should touch the ground when sitting on the seat. Tie and Tuck – shoelaces should be up and out of the way Obey the rules of the road Teach your children the hand signals 16
    17. 17. Fireworks SafetyFireworks Safety 17 Approximately 40% of people injured by fireworks are children Sparklers can burn at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and are not meant for young children. Set a good example If clothing catches on fire, Stop, Drop and Roll then cool with water and call 911
    18. 18. Fire/Burn SafetyFire/Burn Safety 18
    19. 19. Create a Safety ZoneCreate a Safety Zone 19
    20. 20. Home Fire Escape PlanHome Fire Escape Plan 20
    21. 21. Safe Kids WorldwideSafe Kids Worldwide Medication SafetyMedication Safety 2013 67,000 ER visits for Medicine Grandparent’s medicine in 38% of cases 3 out of 4 ER visits for medicine poisoning are due to kids getting into parents’ or grandparents’ medicine. 21
    22. 22. Safe Kids Worldwide:Safe Kids Worldwide: Medication SafetyMedication Safety • Store medicine safely • Give medicine safely • Get rid of expired or unused medicine safely • Talk to family and friends about medication safety 22
    23. 23. Medication SafetyMedication Safety 23
    24. 24. Medicaion SafetyMedicaion Safety 24
    25. 25. Poison Help NumberPoison Help Number 25
    26. 26. Safe Kids Worldwide: TV/Furniture Tip Overs 26
    27. 27. Why is it important? 27
    28. 28. 28
    29. 29. What can we do? • TV Safety Check • Secure Furniture • Rearrange Household Items • Share what you learn 29
    30. 30.  TV Safety Check • Assess the stability of TVs in each room in the home. • Secure TVs • Mount flat screen TVs to the wall. • When mounting is not an option, secure flat screen TVs using a TV safety strap or anti-tip-strap. • Place CRT TVs on a low stable piece of furniture 30
    31. 31. Secure Furniture • Use brackets, braces, or wall straps to secure unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall • Install stops on dresser drawers 31
    32. 32. Rearrange Household Items • Keep heavier items on lower shelves or in lower drawers • Avoid placing items where kids might be tempted to reach them. For example: • Remote controls • Food • Toys • Books 32
    33. 33. Child Passenger SafetyChild Passenger Safety Why do we need car seats? • Prevent ejection • Spread forces over wide area of body • Restrain body at strongest points • Allow body to slow down gradually (ride- down) • Protect head and spinal cord 33
    34. 34. 5 Common Misuses5 Common Misuses 1. Right Seat 2. Right Direction 3. Right Location 4. Inch Test 5. Pinch Test 34
    35. 35. 35
    36. 36. Rear Facing & Forward FacingRear Facing & Forward Facing 36
    37. 37. Boosters & SeatbeltsBoosters & Seatbelts 37
    38. 38. Car Seat Safety BasicsCar Seat Safety Basics Rear facing until at least 2 years of age or outgrown the height and weight of the seat Harness until they have outgrown the height and weight of the seat Booster seat until they are 8 years of age, 80 lbs, or 4’9” tall. Back seat until they are 13 38
    39. 39. In and Around CarsIn and Around Cars 39
    40. 40. HyperthermiaHyperthermia 40
    41. 41. Safe Kids Worldwide:Safe Kids Worldwide: Hyperthermia (Heat Stroke) and ChildrenHyperthermia (Heat Stroke) and Children Child’s thermoregulatory system less capable of cooling their bodies A child’s temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster that an adult’s Heat Stroke  System is overwhelmed at 104 degrees F.  Death at 107 degrees F. 41
    42. 42. Safe Kids Worldwide:Safe Kids Worldwide: How Cars Get HotHow Cars Get Hot Incoming Shortwave Solar Radiation Warms Interior Objects Outgoing Longwave Radiation Heats the Air http://ggweather.com
    43. 43. How hot? How fast?How hot? How fast? http://ggweather.com
    44. 44. An 80° DayAn 80° Day http://ggweather.com
    45. 45. An 80° DayAn 80° Day http://ggweather.com
    46. 46. An 80° DayAn 80° Day http://ggweather.com
    47. 47. An 80° DayAn 80° Day http://ggweather.com
    48. 48. An 80° DayAn 80° Day http://ggweather.com
    49. 49. An 80° DayAn 80° Day http://ggweather.com
    50. 50. Sports SafetySports Safety 50
    51. 51. ResourcesResources www.safekids.org www.viachristi.org/safekids www.nhtsa.gov http://ggweather.com 51
    52. 52. QuestionsQuestions Contact Information: Ronda Lusk 2622 W. Central, Suite 102 Wichita, KS 67203 316-946-5045 Ronda.lusk@viachristi.org 52
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