Child Safe: A Practical Guide for Preventing Childhood Injuries

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Three Rivers Press, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 228 pages
Everyone who has children knows just how easily they can get hurt. Each year, for example, approximately 9,000 infants suffer injuries related to their high chairs. Thousands more are poisoned by common household substances. In total, more than 25 million children are injured annually, and more than 12,000 kids under the age of 14 succumb to their injuries. What makes these incidents even more tragic is that they can be prevented--if only parents knew how.

Well, now they will. Written by an emergency physician, Child Safe is a practical parenting book that will help keep babies and young children out of trouble. It will help parents recognize the dangers to kids and provide concrete ways of preventing specific injuries.

Child Safe is the most complete, organized, and parent-friendly child-safety book ever written for the general public. It addresses the most pressing safety issues from birth to age 14, issues that change dramatically as a child grows up. This invaluable guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare workers, and baby-sitters has the information to prevent millions of childhood injuries. Dr. Mark Brandenburg, with his years of experience, shows how to keep your "child safe."

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Contents

Introduction I
1
Bunk Beds
20
Child Abuse
26
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Mark Brandenburg, M.D., is a full-time emergency physician at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. The Trauma Emergency Center at St. Francis is the busiest emergency department in Oklahoma, with nearly 70,000 patient visits each year, and serves as the regional trauma center for children. Dr. Brandenburg's commitment to child-injury prevention has been well recognized in the state of Oklahoma and by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

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