Navigation Links
Put Safety First During Winter Fun
Date:12/29/2007

Serious injuries can happen to kids if precautions are skipped, experts say

SATURDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Winter sports provide kids with great exercise and fun, but proper safety measures are needed to prevent injuries, say pediatric trauma experts.

"We see a startling number of injuries among children, from sledding accidents to snowmobile crashes and beyond," Amy Teddy, manager of the pediatric injury prevention program at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, said in a prepared statement. "That's why it's so important for parents to make sure their children have taken the proper safety precautions before heading out into the snow."

Teddy and Cindy Wegryn, pediatric trauma coordinator at Mott, offer the following winter sports safety tips:

  • Children should wear a helmet when they're snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling and skiing.
  • Dress to keep warm and safe. Wear layers of clothing and top it off with coats that are wind- and water-resistant. When snowmobiling, make sure that scarves and any loose fabrics are tucked in.
  • Parents should always supervise young children and keep them in sight. Older children should always have at least one companion.
  • Don't play on ice, which poses a serious fall risk. When skating, use ice only in areas designated for skating, and check for cracks and debris on the ice.
  • When skiing, snowboarding or sledding, always make sure the path is clear of people and other obstacles.
  • Only take part in winter sports in areas well-lit by sunlight or artificial light.
  • No matter what the winter activity, always think about safety. For example, never pull your child in a sled behind a snowmobile or other motorized vehicle.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers more winter safety tips.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, December 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
2. Back to School Means Backpack Safety
3. Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters
4. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
5. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
6. QI projects may -- or may not -- improve patient safety and outcomes
7. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Wal-Mart, and Abbott Host Child Safety Events
8. Cutting Salt Wont Affect Foods Safety
9. Microsoft Helps Developers of Clinical User Interfaces Improve Efficiency, Patient Safety With Free Toolkit
10. The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute Announces Annual Health Care Risk Conference Dates
11. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Initiatives Recognized for Increasing Patient Safety and Efficiency
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Put Safety First During Winter Fun
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Nursing Society (ONS) wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as ... goal, Elliance and ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Gastro ... their partnership to prep patients for colonoscopy at the HyGIeaCare® Center that is ... Ave., Miami, FL. , The HyGIeaCare® Prep, cleared by the U.S. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and Harvest A Cultivation of ... college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. He and ... with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” , “Love, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... The physicians of KSF Orthopaedic Center PA are proud to announce the ... located at 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., Suite 440, Spring, Texas 77389 inside the ... living in the north Houston area (The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Kingwood, Humble) with an ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Holland, PA and Grimsby, Ontario (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The MBI ... the modular industry or whose acts have had a significant impact on the careers of ... Sales and Marketing with NRB Inc. was inducted into the MBI’s Hall of Fame. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... SAN DIEGO , March 24, 2017  GenomeDx ... (Genomics Resource Information Database) and Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier ... Annual European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress held March ... . The Annual EAU Congress is ... and most comprehensive research in the urological field. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... BOTHELL, Wash. , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of advanced medical technology for non-invasive surgery, ... the Mirabilis System for treatment of uterine fibroids ... that it had received approval from the US ... study of the Mirabilis System in the United ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... The Board of Directors of Nordic Nanovector ASA ... the complete 2016 Annual Accounts with notes. The report is ... in the section Investor Relations/Reports and presentations/Annual Reports. ... For further information, ... Officer Cell: +47-91-51-95-76 Email: ir@nordicnanovector.com Media ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: