Every day, unintentional injuries account for more than 30 deaths among children under 19. This podcast discusses ways of preventing unintentional injuries among children. Created: 10/19/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/18/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keeping Children Safe
Years of Potential Life Lost as a Result of Unintentional Injuries Among
Persons Aged 0-19 Years — United States, 2000-2009
Recorded: October 16, 2012; posted: October 18, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Every day, unintentional injuries account for more than 30 deaths among children under 19. These injuries are predictable and preventable.
Leading causes include motor-vehicle crashes, drowning, and suffocation. Help prevent motor vehicle-related injuries by using safety belts, enforcing graduated driver licensing, and wearing bicycle and motorcycle helmets. To prevent drowning, install four-sided fencing around pools and provide close supervision. Promote safe sleep practices to help prevent infant suffocation.