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  1. Injury Prevention for Child Care Providers Jama Willbanks, MS, NREMT-P

  2. Indoor Safety Toys Outdoor & Playground Safety Emergency Procedures Topics

  3. Iceland has the lowest child mortality rates of all of the developed countries! Fun Fact

  4. What are some common injuries in a child care setting?

  5. Cuts, scrapes, bruises • Head injuries • Broken bones, dislocations • Internal injuries

  6. Poisoning • Drowning • Burns • Choking, Suffocation, Strangulation

  7. Who gets injured?

  8. Infant injury rates are low. • Injury rates increase with age. • Children 2-5 years old have the highest rate. • At age 5 number of injuries in boys increases compared to that of girls.

  9. How are children injured?

  10. •Falls •Involvement with other children •Colliding with objects •Contact with objects •Motor vehicle accidents •Bicycle accidents •Drowning

  11. When do injuries happen?

  12. Spring and summer

  13. Late in the morning and Late in the afternoon

  14. Why are children injured?

  15. Why are children injured? •Lack of safety knowledge •Lack ability (imitation of others) •Hazards in the environment and access to toxic materials

  16. Why are children injured? •Lack of safety precautions and supervision •Inattention to the importance of using safety devices

  17. Section 1: Indoor Safety and Health

  18. Outlet Covers

  19. Adult MUST stay with child.

  20. Strangulation Hazards

  21. Children think this is candy.

  22. Safety Stickers/Posters Every phone should have 911 stickers and a number for the nearest poison control center: 1-800-222-1222.

  23. Ongoing Safety and Monitoring Environmental changes can occur almost daily; new children are present, new furniture and equipment, pets, seasons change. Every change should initiate a safety evaluation.

  24. Age Appropriate Toys

  25. Toy Chests / Shelves Faulty latches can be a problem. Latch must keep top open until it is pushed close.

  26. Chests must also have room for air flow as this one does with a space under the lid. Toy Chests / Shelves

  27. Get rid of dangerous toys!!

  28. Safe Toys--up to 1 year • Large blocks of wood or plastic • Pots and pans • Soft washable animals, dolls or balls • Toys that make noises

  29. Safe toys--Up to 1 year • Busy boards • Squeeze toys • Bright movable objects out of baby’s reach

  30. Safe toys--1 to 2 years •Cloth or plastic books with large pictures • Stacking toys • Balls • Large blocks

  31. Safe toys--1 to 2 years •Push or pull toys without long strings • Toy telephone but without long cord

  32. The toy is too small if it can fit through a toilet paper tube.

  33. Safe toys-- 3 to 6 *Books (short or action) *Building blocks *Crayons & Nontoxic paints *Housekeeping toys *Outdoor toys (sandbox with lid, slide, playhouse)

  34. Safe toys-- 3 to 6 *Transportation toys *Tape player *Puzzles (large pieces) *Chalkboards *Balls *Simple board games *Dramatic play toys

  35. Safety Lessons Teach children important safety lessons such as stop-drop-and-roll, how to call 911, stranger danger, etc.

  36. Teach children to call 9-1-1, not 9-eleven. Children will look for the eleven button on the phone.

  37. Section 2: Outdoor Safety/Travel Safety

  38. Are bubbles safe? Children can become exhausted and their head can go below water level.

  39. What if a child walked across this?

  40. This is better. Also need 5’ Fence & Alarms

  41. Every pool must have a fence.