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Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Sep. 20, 2017—    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $240,000 grant over two years from Kohl’s to support a child passenger safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s grant will support the new Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program. This multifaceted program addresses car seat misuse through education, community...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concern providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has already treated nearly 50 victims of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents in 2017, a number that has medical providers concerned, considering summer – the peak of trauma season – has not even begun. Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of ATV-related incidents rises. So far this year, Vanderbilt...

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Fire and smoke-related injuries on the rise this winter

Dec. 30, 2016—VUMC urges caution with home-heating devices and provides tips on burn prevention Over the last few weeks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen multiple admissions and a few tragic deaths due to fire and smoke inhalation injuries. Physicians and safety experts with the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt...

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Allstate Foundation grant strengthens teen-driver safety initiatives at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 30, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will expand its teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone – Turn off Your Phone” with the help of a $60,000 award from the Allstate Foundation. The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in choosing age-appropriate holiday toys for young children

Nov. 21, 2016—With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children. In 2015, there were 25 toy recalls, and a 2014 report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows an estimated 183,800 toy-related injuries and 11 deaths that year....

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips for holiday decorating

Nov. 18, 2016—Lights and decorations are a special part of the holidays, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children, according to safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. According to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Emergency Departments nationwide have seen an estimated 12,000 injuries involving...

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Kohl’s donation supports home safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 2, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $111,028 donation from Kohl’s to support a home safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s donation will support the Kohl’s Safe Home & Safe Play initiative. The initiative will address pediatric falls, the leading cause of trauma admissions to Children’s...

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Child pedestrian deaths increase on Halloween night

Oct. 26, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safe trick-or-treating tips Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.* “The excitement...

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Donation from Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services helps expand Teen Driver Safety Initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 17, 2016—During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 16 – 22, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services  has awarded $75,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone”. The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the...

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National Child Passenger Safety Week underscores importance of proper seat belt, car seat use

Sep. 23, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips to keep kids safe Every 33 seconds, a child in the United States is involved in a car crash. More than one-third of kids who died in crashes were completely unrestrained without a car seat or seatbelt. “An estimated 73 percent of car seats are not...

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Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year

Aug. 5, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offers Safety Tips to Prevent Injury, Death The start of the school year is the most dangerous time on neighborhood streets and in school zones for child-pedestrians and bus riders. As schools welcome students back to the classroom, experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concerning: Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep riders safe

May. 24, 2016—Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related incidents also increases. Although not even summer yet, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has already seen close to 10 ATV trauma-related admissions since April of this year. “Two common things we see with our ATV trauma admissions are that they...

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