According to the World Health Organization, in 2008 a study showed that more than 2,000 children lost their lives each day as a result of unintentional or accidental injuries. Trauma, continues to send child after child to the ER and the injuries are often preventable.
In his 35 years as a doctor in the ER, Dr. Barry Gordon has seen countless fatal injuries that could have been avoided with simple common sense.
It may seem like an unnecessary reminder, but he says all too often it is proven that simple, avoidable mistakes are to blame.
Overall, Dr. Gordon says it’s critical that parents really think about each and every decision they make and how it could affect the health and well-being of their child.
Be sure to visit www.cdc.gov/parents/infants/safety.html for a complete list of safety reminders and suggestions.