In this cycle, we talked about the latest news in the scope of child safety. We also read about pieces of advice from the experts – both from the medical community and the people who make sure we use only the best products with our kids. Check out these stories:
- AAA of Oregon donated cars to be able to help with the traffic safety awareness program being held locally for children.
- There have been a lot of unwanted incidents in public places recently, but this should not make us stop taking our kids to their favorite places. Take heed of these safety guidelines in the playground.
- Vancouver police recently noticed a suspicious man with a young girl. While they weren’t certain if he was indeed dangerous, they still asked all parents to keep a meticulous eye on their kids at all times.
- Having safety child seats is very important. But are you using them properly? Do you know of all the safety and anchoring features in these products?
- The use of safety caps may seem like a small thing, but nothing is small whenever a panicked parent calls the hotline for help whenever a kid ingested a harmful substance.
- Finally, we talked about the importance of patient education in addition to all other medical services provided in hospitals and clinics.
We go to hospitals or clinics when we – or a member of our family – is injured or sick. These places are full of doctors, nurses and medical professionals to cater to our physical needs and get us better. However, providing physical comfort, medication and treatment isn’t the sole purpose of these medical centers. Patient education is also one of the core goals of every hospital and medical facility in the world.
You may have gotten this message from the numerous pamphlets and brochures available in the waiting lounge or reception area while you fill out forms or answer questions. The posters on the walls of the hospitals also preach of health promotion and disease prevention. But putting these visual aids to the side, the most sizeable form of patient education is exactly just that – patient education. This is the one-on-one (or one-on-family) teaching process that doctors and nurses provide during patient interaction. They answer questions, clarify myths and offer suggestions and advice to promote better health for those involved.
Other times, the educating goes beyond the conventional idea of what medicine encompasses. Every now and then, hospitals and medical professionals go the extra mile and offer helpful advice and assistance when addressing issues of public and family safety, comfort and, of course, health. With their expertise in these fields, families and patients are given reassurance of the things to do and things not to do for the benefit of them and for those around them. For first time and weary parents, this is really helpful.
Do you have kids of your own? Have you ever experienced patient education when you visited your doctor? Please share what you’ve learned with us!
Many containers these days have safety caps that are child-resistant – prescription bottles, household items, cleaning products, corrosive chemicals and so on. Still, hundreds of parents and babysitters call each day for help when their kids swallow or ingest something harmful. To address the problem, KCTV5 conducted a study followed by a word of caution given to parents regarding these safety caps. Watch the video on KCTV5.com.
A lot of vehicular accidents happen every year, many of which involve young children and babies. One leading cause of death and injury in these kids is the improper use – or lack – of safety seats in the car. While it is mandatory to have child seats in your vehicle, it is just as important to be aware of all the safety features of the product to maximize your kids’ protection. ConsumerReports.org tells us about one safety feature that is often overlooked by parents and guardians.
Vancouver police were able to respond promptly when they saw a suspicious looking man with a young girl. They also ask parents to constantly keep an eye on their kids and to be wary of these kinds of danger. While not all suspicious looking adults are really dangerous, public caution is still a must. Emily Gillespie tells us the full bit.
If we’ve learned anything over the recent years, it’s that no place is 100% safe, especially for our kids. The best we can do is to make sure we’re doing all that we can to protect our children. Learn more about safety guidelines in the playground shared by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
AAA of Oregon made a sizeable donation to help facilitate the child safety program that teaches young kids about traffic safety. The organization gave donated cars to help make the program possible in a fun environment for the children. If you live in the area, see how you can register your kids in the program. Scott Reynolds tells us the whole story.
For this cycle of KidSafe we discussed drinking and teens. We then discussed the tragic consequences of the Boston Marathon bombing. Join us with your concerns and prayers.
- MADD is pleading with parents to realize that not all drinking deaths among teens are traffic related. For the statistics they have complied read Larry Copelands article for USA Today.
- A bomb threat at a middle school in Marlboro county has been proven to be a hoax. For more information read this article.
- Read one Americans’ thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombing here.
- Keeping kids safe is hard enough; now it seems that technology is working against us in the form of ipods, computers, tablets, and everything else that can grant instant access to the Internet and the rest of the world. For more information read Carly O’Keefes article for KFVS12.
- Are our schools truly safe for our children? Read News24′s report on the subject to find out for sure.
- Finally, we discussed the fear that has entered the minds and hearts of the parents of America at the news that another child has lost their life at the hands of senseless violence. Join us with your concerns and prayers for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Three days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Americans’ hearts are heavy with the realization that our children are once again not safe in the bosom of the country we love. The fact that a small eight year old boy could die just because he wanted to hug his daddy at the finish line of a fun event, is beyond belief for many of us. Anne Taylor Fleming’s article for the Huffington Post entitled, “With the Boston Bombing, Fear Returns,” sums up the thoughts in the minds of Americans everywhere. How can we protect our children from the harsh reality that tragedy can strike anywhere, anytime, even at a public event?
Following 9/11 we became vigilant, following the Newtown tragedy we became even more vigilant, what now? What else can be done to insure the safety of the children we love at school? At a baseball game? Even at home? We can’t keep them with us all of the time; they have to learn, explore, and grow. We are told by experts to reassure them that everything will be alright. The question is how, when their friends have been blown up on the streets and the news is full of tragedy that involves young lives? Trusting in God seems to be the only recourse available to parents at the moment as with heavy hearts we try to rebuild our lives, and the lives of our children, after yet another tragic event has struck the land we call home.
How safe are our kids in the schools that are supposed to protect them as they learn? This is a question that is coming up more and more and statistics show that they aren’t as safe as we would want them to be. Violence in our schools is getting worse according to surveys. News24 reports on the situation in America’s schools. What can be done about it? Give us your thoughts on the subject.