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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.

For more information about SAFE KIDS or for additional age specific safety tips visit: http://www.safekids.org/. The Miami Dade County SafeKids Coordinator at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, can be reached at 305-663-6800.


Florida Special Needs Occupant Protection Program

A project of the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Funded by:
A grant from the Florida Department of Transportation

In Cooperation with:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Children’s Medical Services
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program

Our Mission:
to promote injury prevention and advocate for the safety and protection of all children with special needs and their families while riding in motor vehicles.

Dade County Special Needs Technicians:
Malvina Duncan, RN


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.
 

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.

04/07/2017

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.

12/01/2016

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.

08/03/2016

Firework Safety Tips for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Nickaus Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Worldwide wish your family a Safe and Happy Fourth of July. All fireworks, including sparklers, can cause severe burns and scars.

07/03/2014

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.

11/07/2013

Bicycle, Scooter and Skateboard Safety Tips

Childhood and Adolescence are wonderful times in the life of a child. Outdoor fun constitutes an integral part of growing up and remaining active in sports. At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital,
we want to ensure fun times plus physical activity always go together with safety!

11/07/2013

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.

11/03/2013

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween safety is important and involves everyone from trick-or-treaters to grown-ups. 
It can be one of the most fun and festive nights of the year - but only if you celebrate safely! Children, parents, neighbors, and motorists should be aware of the dangers associated with this exciting celebration.

10/30/2013

Preventing Injuries to Children at School

Monitor and maintain school safety equipment and procedures.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children who Live in Rural Areas

Allow children to perform age-appropriate farm work only under supervision.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Recreational Injuries

Make sure children are prepared for the demands of their activities.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Poisoning

Store potentially poisonous household products and medications locked out of children's sight and reach.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children on Playgrounds

Ensure there is safe surfacing beneath and surrounding all playground equipment in order to minimize the risks of falling.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Child Pedestrians

Parents are the most important models of proper pedestrian behavior for children.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children in Motor Vehicle Crashes

All children ages 12 and under should be properly restrained in a back seat on every ride.
Choose and use correctly the right restraint for your child.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children in the Home

Childproof your home. Look at every room as your child would. Ask yourself what looks interesting and what can be reached.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Falls

All windows above the first floor should be equipped with window guards _ preferably guards with emergency release devices in case of fire. Children can fall from windows open as little as four inches.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Burns

Because young children may not perceive danger as readily or may lack the ability to escape a life-threatening burn situation, make sure they are not exposed to open flames or other burn risks.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Airway Obstruction Injuries

Because most infant suffocation occurs in the sleeping environment, infants should sleep only in properly equipped cribs. They should never sleep on couches, chairs, regular beds or other soft surfaces.

11/17/2012

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.

11/07/2011

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.

11/07/2007


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