Navigation Links
Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids
Date:8/6/2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Before you decide it's safe to make a quick dash into the pharmacy while your toddler is asleep in a car seat during the hot months of summer, consider this: More than 600 children in the United States have died of vehicle-related heat stroke since 1998.

Susan Katz, coordinator of the Infant Apnea Program at Stony Brook Children's Hospital in Stony Brook, N.Y., offered advice about avoiding heat stroke in children.

"Young children are particularly vulnerable, as their bodies' heat up three to five times faster than an adult's," Katz said in a Stony Brook news release. "Even on a mild 70-degree day, the temperature inside of a car can rise 19 degrees in 10 minutes, getting hotter with each passing minute. Contrary to popular belief, cracking the windows does not help."

Katz suggests remembering three letters -- A, C, T -- to protect children. The letters stand for:

  • A: Avoid heat-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in the car for any period of time. "Make sure to keep your car locked when you're not in it, so children don't get in on their own to play," she added.
  • C: Create reminders. Accidents can occur when parents are rushed or distracted and forget their kids are in the car. "Put something in the back of your seat of your car, next to your child, such as a briefcase, a purse or a cellphone that is needed at your final destination. Set reminders on your mobile devices that are triggered to alarm shortly after your expected arrival time at your final destination," she suggested.
  • T: Take action. "If you see a child alone in a car, call 911," Katz said. "Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life."

Katz offered another tip: "Get in the habit of always opening the back door of your vehicle every time you reach your destination, to make sure no child has been left behind. This will soon become a habit and your small passengers will be safe."

More information

For more tips about avoiding heat problems among children, try The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

SOURCE: Stony Brook University, news release, July 28, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Flat Belly Forever Review Reveals How to Lose Belly Fat Quickly and Naturally
2. Heart attack patients could be treated more quickly after Manchester research
3. Analyzing living cells quickly and accurately
4. Fast Shingles Cure Review
5. Fast Shingles Cure Ebook Can Help Sufferers Eliminate Shingles Quickly - abb2u.com
6. Eat Drink Shrink Plan Review
7. How This Program Helps People Achieve Their Weight Loss Goals Quickly – HealthReviewCenter
8. Acne Free In 3 Days Review – How This Program Helps People Improve Their Skin Health Quickly – HealthReviewCenter
9. Herpes Cure Research
10. One Minute Herpes Cure Review Can Help People Get Rid Of Their Herpes Quickly And Naturally - abb2u.com
11. Quickly Refresh Your Skin Without Surgery This Holiday Season at Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids
(Date:3/30/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2017 , ... Although many ... concerns, equally as many are wary of baring their skin for other reasons, including ... at West Dermatology can help get the skin prepared for the summer weather and ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2017 ... ... Wharton School is expanding its educational offerings of corporate finance programs to address ... a new program, will help executives increase their knowledge of sophisticated corporate finance ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... , ... March 30, 2017 , ... ... the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), will join nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership ... America,” a live webinar designed to help nutrition educators and students inform consumers ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 29, 2017 , ... During the last week of March, Chad Kawa, MD ... individuals in the local community. , Colon cancer is the second leading cause ... cancer while it is small, confined and easier to treat. If you are 50 ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... The Professional Squash Association, the ... New York City-based sports and entertainment marketing firm Leverage Agency as its exclusive ... the Professional Squash Association (PSA), which includes first-time ever title sponsorship, naming rights, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... HOUSTON , March 29, 2017  The leader ... announced that Drs. Sam Daher , Manal ... and David Couchat will be the featured microlecture ... the upcoming American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session, ... to attend the microlectures beginning daily at 11:20 a.m. ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ALBANY, New York , March 29, 2017 ... has recently published a report, which provides an ... According to the study, nearly 242 companies are ... highly fragmented and competitive. With the leading companies, ... and Purdue Pharma LP, focusing aggressively on various ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 following the close ... release will be followed by a teleconference available to all ... a link to the conference call webcast will be available ... the teleconference call and replay: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: