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My colleagues and I recently published a study describing the underrecognized frequency of nontraffic incidents, injuries, and fatalities among children.
Here is our ICYMI news roundup for August 2017.
Monday, July 31st, is National Heatstroke Prevention day, and in honor of that, I wanted to reintroduce Dr. Aditya Belawadi's post about child heatstroke in cars from last summer.
With summer temperatures in full swing and a heatwave impacting about half of the country, the threat of pediatric heatstroke is ongoing, so it is timely that this Sunday, July 31st marks National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the day is intended to bring awareness and education to the public about understanding and preventing pediatric heatstroke.
Tomorrow, July 31st, marks NHTSA’s annual National Heatstroke Prevention Day, designed to bring awareness to this issue and share simple prevention tips with families. Unfortunately, an average of 37 children have died from heatstroke since 1998, the majority of which are accidentally left behind in a hot vehicle by a caregiver. Although this remains a complex topic, recent technological advancements represent an important step forward in finding a vehicle-based solution to avoiding these preventable tragedies.
This blog explores how a multi-faceted approach is needed to reduce the prevalence of pediatric heat stroke. A combination of education, awareness, and technology can help families avoid these preventable tragedies.