Safe Kids Miami Dade County

SAFE KIDS Miami-Dade County

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Programs

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Proud Lead Organization for the Miami-Dade County SAFE KIDS Coalition. The Miami-Dade County SAFE KIDS Coalition is comprised of public, private and voluntary organizations united and committed to identify and significantly reduce unintentional deaths and injuries to the children of South Florida. We respond to the needs of our community by providing professional education, practical training programs, and legislative initiatives essential to promote the safety and wellbeing of our children.

Be safe in and around the water, especially when children are present. Assign a responsible adult to wear a water watcher badge while children are in or near water. The badge wearer takes responsibility to supervise until handing off to the next water

watcher.

Pick up a complimentary Water Watcher card today at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Emergency Room or Nicklaus Children’s Urgent Care locations.

 

Contact Us

The Miami Dade County SafeKids Coordinator at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, can be reached at 305-663-6800.


For more information about SAFE KIDS or for additional age specific safety tips visit:
safekids.org


Safety Tips to Prevent Childhood Injuries

 
Unintentional injuries are one of the leading causes of death among children. Most of these injuries are preventable. At Nicklaus Children's Hospital we are committed to keeping children safe.
 

Heatstroke Prevention: Put an end to hot car deaths

Every 10 days, across the United States, a child dies while unattended in a hot car. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child inside. As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk.

Preventing Medication Injuries

Medication injuries are the leading cause of child poisoning. Learn more about how to prevent medication injuries with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator, Malvina Duncan.
 

Helmet Safety

Head injuries are the leading cause of injury in children. Learn more about helmet safety with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator Malvina Duncan.

Drowning Prevention Tips

Most people think they’ll hear sounds of distress when a child is in trouble in the water. But they won’t. A drowning is a silent event. These important drowning prevention tips can save a child's life.

Car Seat Safety

As families hit the road for summer travel or even a trip to the grocery store, adhering to proper safety restraint guidelines should be at the top of everyone’s checklist.

Backyard Pool Safety

Fences, latched gates and locked doors are among the various methods that, combined with supervision, can prevent drownings. Here are some ways you can prevent an accident.

Halloween Safety Tips

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.

Safety Tips for the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

In anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse, here are safety tips to keep your family and little ones safe during this exciting natural event.

Firework Safety Tips for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend

All fireworks, including sparklers, can cause severe burns and scars. According to studies conducted by the Pediatric Academic Societies, over 90,000 pediatric fireworks-related injuries were treated in hospitals from 2006 to 2012. These ranged from minor burns to loss of vision to amputation of limbs.

8 Ways to not forget your child in the car Infographic

Heat Stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths in children in the United States. On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. The following tips are reminders to prevent parents and caregivers from forgetting a child inside the car.

Holiday Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

It’s that time of year again when we enjoy festive meals with family and friends, deck our halls with colorful decorations and listen to squeals of delight as our children open their brightly-wrapped presents. To help ensure your kids have fun and stay safe this holiday, here are a few tips to remember.

Video/Social Media Game Safety

The latest trend amongst children and teens is video and social media games that encourage catching and collecting virtual characters. While these games encourage activity and family togetherness, they also cause safety and security concerns for families.

Heat Protection Tips

In the past 30 years, excessive heat exposure has caused over 8,000 deaths in the United States.  Most heat-related deaths occur during the summer, people should be aware of who is at greatest risk and what actions can be taken to prevent a heat-related illness or death.