Many families take short or long road trips during the holiday season. Unfortunately, with many more vehicles on the road, this is also a time of more car accidents. Car crashes are the number one cause of death for children aged 3 – 14. Before leaving on a trip, be sure that your car seat is properly installed. If you’re not sure, many law enforcement offices, medical centers, and fire departments are pleased to verify proper installation. Click here to find one near you!
If you are in an accident, and your child is diagnosed with a concussion, it is imperative to get information on follow-up care. A recent study, reviewed by Reuters Health, concluded that 28% of all children treated for concussion were discharged without receiving specific instructions to follow-up with the primary provider for further treatment. To help prevent medical mistakes, it is imperative to be an active member of your child’s health care team! For more information, you can read the Reuters article.