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>

 

 

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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