Safety Topics, including Bike, Sports, and Seasonal Safety

Whether it’s a painful fall that results in broken bones or an accidental poisoning from a household cleaning product, few children manage to get through childhood without at least one trip to the Emergency Department. But most Emergency Departments are ill-equipped to handle pediatric traumas, and the consequences can be devastating.

Being prepared for an emergency means more than just keeping emergency numbers by the telephone. This section provides compelling information and links to key research from the Benedum Pediatric Trauma Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to educate parents on how to help ensure the best possible outcome during a child’s emergency or trauma situation.

For information about home safety and safety products, please visit the Safety Center in the Family Resource Center at Children’s Hospital.