2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Ways to Prevent Injuries at Home

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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Ways to Prevent Injuries at Home
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Childproofing the Home The best way to find the dangers a child might encounter is to explore the home at his or her level by getting down on your hands and knees. You may feel silly, but a few self-conscious minutes are better than years of regret. What does this statement mean? Explain in your own words what you think this means.
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Childproofing the Home What is the best way to go about looking at childproofing the home?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Safety in the Kitchen What are safety precautions that parents need to follow in the kitchen to keep children free from injuries?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Safety in the Kitchen Can you think of any safety precautions that deal with glasses or knives and forks?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Safety in the Kitchen How can tablecloths, placemats and appliances be hazards to children?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Safety in the Kitchen How should the pot handles be turned when cooking?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Safety in the Bathroom What do you need to do to make the bathroom safe for a child?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Safety around Heat Sources Keep guards around open heaters, radiators, and floor furnaces Teach children that the heat source is hot
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Home Fires What do you need to teach children about home fires?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Firearm Safety Guns kill more that 10 children every day. Adults need to teach children that guns are not toys and must not be handled by children.
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home What else do you know about firearm safety?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Bathing Children Safely Is it safe to leave a child alone in the bathtub?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Preventing Falls How can a parent prevent falls in the home?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Making Cribs and Beds Safe How far apart do the slats need to be in a crib to keep a babys head from becoming stuck?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Making Cribs and Beds Safe Why should all stuffed animals and fluffy blankets, and pillows be removed from the crib when child is sleeping?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Keeping mealtimes safe Children love to try new foods. What are foods that children do not need to try early in life because of possible allergic reactions?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Preventing suffocation Remove all stuffed animals from the crib at night Keep plastic bags away from children
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Preventing poisoning Request child-resistant packaging when possible. But keep in mind that child-resistant does not mean childproof. These medicines still need to be locked out of reach.
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Toy Safety This is a tube tester. What do you think it might be used for?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Some people will suggest using a toilet paper tube to test if something poses a choking hazard. Toy Safety
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Preventing lead poisoning Can anyone tell us what lead poisoning is and what it comes from?
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Emergency Keep a first aid kit on hand and emergency numbers by every phone in the home. Include the national toll-free poison hotline: 1-800-222-1222.
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  • 2.02-Preventing Injuries at Home Make sure your child has a safe, secure environment at home.

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