How to prevent head injuries in childrenHHow to prevent head injuries in childrenHow to prevent head injuries in childrenEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-01T04:00:00Z​Anne-Marie Guerguerian, MD, FAAP, FRCPC;Andrew Howard, MD, FRCSC, MSc;Abhaya V Kulkarni, MD, PhD, FRCSC;Dorothy McDowell, RN, BScN, CNN(C)8.0000000000000060.0000000000000243.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A guide for parents on preventing head injuires at home and outdoors.</p><p>A preventative approach is the best way to deal with head injuries. Research shows that most <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=brain-child">brain</a> injuries are predictable and preventable. The following preventative measures are mandatory in Ontario and other provinces in Canada.</p><ul><li>Always secure your child in a <a href="/Article?contentid=495&language=English">child safety seat</a>, booster seat or seat belt while in the car.</li><li>Make sure your child wears a helmet when riding on a motorcycle.</li></ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Prevention is the best way to protect against head injuries.</li> <li>Wearing helmets during a sporting activity greatly reduces the chance of getting a head injury.</li> <li>Installing window guards, non-slip floor mats and safety gates prevent head injuries from occurring inside the home.</li> </ul><h2>Always wear a helmet during sports and activities</h2> <p>Make sure your child is <a href="/Article?contentid=1983&language=English">wearing a helmet</a> when:</p> <ul> <li>riding a bike, snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle</li> <li>playing a contact sport such as football, ice hockey or boxing</li> <li>using in-line skates or riding a skateboard</li> <li>riding scooters or anything with wheels</li> <li>batting and running bases in baseball or softball</li> <li>riding a horse</li> <li>skiing or snowboarding.</li> </ul> <h2>Ensure safety inside and outside the home</h2> <ul> <li>Install window guards to keep young children from falling out of open windows.</li> <li>Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs.</li> <li>Remove tripping hazards such as small area rugs and loose electrical cords.</li> <li>Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors.</li> <li>Make sure the surface of your child's <a href="/Article?contentid=1957&language=English">playground</a> is made of shock-absorbing material such as mulch, pea gravel or rubber.</li> </ul>
Comment prévenir les traumatismes crâniens chez les enfantsCComment prévenir les traumatismes crâniens chez les enfantsHow to prevent head injuries in childrenFrenchPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-01T04:00:00ZAnne-Marie Guerguerian, MD, FAAP, FRCPC;Andrew Howard, MD, FRCSC, MSc;Abhaya V Kulkarni, MD, PhD, FRCSC;Dorothy McDowell, RN, BScN, CNN(C)Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Un guide pour les parents portant sur la façon de prévenir les traumatismes crâniens à la maison et à l’extérieur.<br></p><p>Une approche préventive est le meilleur moyen de gérer les traumatismes crâniens. La recherche démontre que la plupart des blessures sont prévisibles et évitables. Les mesures préventives suivantes sont obligatoires en Ontario et dans les autres provinces du Canada.</p> <ul><li>Assoyez toujours votre enfant dans un <a href="/Article?contentid=495&language=French">siège d’enfant</a>, un siège d’appoint ou attachez-le avec une ceinture de sécurité lorsqu’il est en voiture. </li><li>Assurez-vous que votre enfant porte un casque lorsqu’il circule à moto. </li></ul><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>La prévention est le meilleur moyen de se protéger contre les traumatismes crâniens. </li> <li>Porter un casque lors de la pratique d’activités sportives réduit grandement la probabilité de subir un traumatisme crânien. </li><li>Installer des grilles de protection aux fenêtres, des tapis antidérapants et des barrières de sécurité prévient que des traumatismes crâniens se produisent à l’intérieur de la maison. </li></ul><h2>Portez toujours un casque lors de la pratique de sports ou d’activités</h2><p>Assurez-vous que votre enfant porte un casque lorsque : </p><ul><li>il conduit un vélo, une motoneige ou un véhicule tout terrain; </li><li>il pratique un sport de contact comme le football, le hockey ou la boxe; </li><li>il utilise des patins à roues alignées ou une planche à roulettes; </li><li>il conduit un scooter ou tout autre engin sur roues; </li><li>il frappe ou court sur les buts au baseball ou à la balle molle; </li><li>il monte à cheval </li><li>pratique le ski ou la planche à neige. </li></ul><h2>Sécurisez l’intérieur et l’extérieur de la maison</h2><p>Installez des grilles de protection aux fenêtres afin d’empêcher les jeunes enfants de tomber des fenêtres ouvertes. </p><ul><li>Utilisez des barrières de sécurité au haut et au bas des escaliers.</li><li>Enlevez les objets qui risquent de faire trébucher comme les petites carpettes ou les cordons électriques non fixés. </li><li>Utilisez des tapis antidérapants dans la baignoire et sur le plancher de la douche. </li><li>Assurez-vous que la surface du terrain de jeu de votre enfant et fait de matériaux amortisseur de chocs comme du paillis, du gravier fin ou du caoutchouc. </li></ul>

 

 

How to prevent head injuries in children1984.00000000000How to prevent head injuries in childrenHow to prevent head injuries in childrenHEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2012-06-01T04:00:00Z​Anne-Marie Guerguerian, MD, FAAP, FRCPC;Andrew Howard, MD, FRCSC, MSc;Abhaya V Kulkarni, MD, PhD, FRCSC;Dorothy McDowell, RN, BScN, CNN(C)8.0000000000000060.0000000000000243.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A guide for parents on preventing head injuires at home and outdoors.</p><p>A preventative approach is the best way to deal with head injuries. Research shows that most <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=brain-child">brain</a> injuries are predictable and preventable. The following preventative measures are mandatory in Ontario and other provinces in Canada.</p><ul><li>Always secure your child in a <a href="/Article?contentid=495&language=English">child safety seat</a>, booster seat or seat belt while in the car.</li><li>Make sure your child wears a helmet when riding on a motorcycle.</li></ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Prevention is the best way to protect against head injuries.</li> <li>Wearing helmets during a sporting activity greatly reduces the chance of getting a head injury.</li> <li>Installing window guards, non-slip floor mats and safety gates prevent head injuries from occurring inside the home.</li> </ul><h2>Always wear a helmet during sports and activities</h2> <p>Make sure your child is <a href="/Article?contentid=1983&language=English">wearing a helmet</a> when:</p> <ul> <li>riding a bike, snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle</li> <li>playing a contact sport such as football, ice hockey or boxing</li> <li>using in-line skates or riding a skateboard</li> <li>riding scooters or anything with wheels</li> <li>batting and running bases in baseball or softball</li> <li>riding a horse</li> <li>skiing or snowboarding.</li> </ul> <h2>Ensure safety inside and outside the home</h2> <ul> <li>Install window guards to keep young children from falling out of open windows.</li> <li>Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs.</li> <li>Remove tripping hazards such as small area rugs and loose electrical cords.</li> <li>Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors.</li> <li>Make sure the surface of your child's <a href="/Article?contentid=1957&language=English">playground</a> is made of shock-absorbing material such as mulch, pea gravel or rubber.</li> </ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/how_to_prevent_head_injuries_in_children.jpgHow to prevent head injuries in children

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