Infant, Maternal & Reproductive Health Unit
|Animal or Pet Bites Prevention
The most common animal bites in the United States are from dogs, cats and other humans in that order. Less common, but often more dangerous, are bites from skunks, foxes, squirrels, raccoons, bats and other animals that live in the wild. The health risk of an animal bite depends on what kind of animal and how severe the bite is. For more information, visit the Florida Division of Community Health.
Visit www.doh.state.fl.us/demo/InjuryPrevention/DrownPrevent.html for your safety solutions
Safety Belts and other Devices
Safe Kids Buckle Up
The mission of Safe Kids Buckle Up is to ensure that all children are appropriately restrained inside the vehicles. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. children between the ages of 1 and 14. For more information visit:
Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is one of the most common causes of death by physical abuse to children in Florida. SBS occurs when a frustrated caregiver loses control and shakes a young child, causing permanent brain damage or death. http://www.ounce.org/shakenbaby/aboutshakenbaby.html
Sports Injury Prevention
Sports injuries are the number one reason for emergency department visits among children. Many of these injuries can be prevented if parents get involved and make sure their children wear protective gear, follow the rules of play, and are physically and emotionally prepared to play the sport.
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