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‘Tip-overs’ cause child injury, death

Dec. 13, 2012—Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the United States from televisions tipping over, with a child dying every three weeks, according to a report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS.  

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 3, 2012—Holiday lights and decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries. Holiday home safety mishaps account for more than 12,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States during November...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers toy safety tips for the holiday shopping season

Nov. 20, 2012—As parents and relatives hit the stores this holiday season to acquire the hottest gadgets, gizmos and toys, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips on buying age-appropriate items and avoiding hidden dangers.

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Improved patient ‘handover’ process bolsters outcomes

Oct. 18, 2012—Patient handovers matter. A lot. That’s the conclusion from Vanderbilt researchers who reviewed three years of patient data and found that major complications occurring within 24 hours after cardiac surgery were cut in half following the adoption of an improved handover process.

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Initiatives aim to enhance teen driver safety

Sep. 27, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is garnering attention for its efforts to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths among young adults.

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Leapfrog Group gives VUH an ‘A’ for patient safety

Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, placing VUH among the safest hospitals in the nation.

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Carbon monoxide poisoning a threat during cold weather

Jan. 12, 2012—Temperatures outside have been dropping quickly, so parents need to be aware of a potential “silent killer” inside their homes — carbon monoxide. Poisonings from carbon monoxide (CO) are especially common during cold weather spells, as families increase the use of gas, oil and coal burning appliances. Children process carbon monoxide differently than adults. When...

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Children’s Hospital urges holiday driving caution for teens

Dec. 20, 2011—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among teenagers every year, and crash deaths are even higher during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Young drivers, ages 16 to 20, are more likely to crash due to their inexperience. Since parents are the most important influence on their teens when it...

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Children’s Hospital encourages safe sleep habits while traveling over the holidays

Dec. 15, 2011—For many, packing up the family and traveling to see loved ones is as much a part of the holidays as mistletoe or candy canes. While children are staying in new or different environments, safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt say it’s important for caregivers to follow a few simple safety...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 9, 2011—Holiday lights and decorations are welcome distractions from the cold weather outside, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. This year, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries.

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Children’s Hospital offers toy safety tips for the holiday shopping season

Nov. 29, 2011—As parents and others navigate the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to avoid this year’s most dangerous toys.

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National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 18-24

Sep. 14, 2011—Did you know that nearly 85 percent of child restraints are used incorrectly? Sept. 18-24 is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will mark the occasion by hosting free community car seat checks. Stop by one of the following location and make sure your child is riding...

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