Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning, and it almost always happens when a child gets into medicine during a moment alone. Babies and toddlers move through the world touching and tasting everything in reach, constantly testing their new motor skills. Many prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements look and taste like […]
Safe Kids Georgia would like to introduce you to our interns for the Spring of 2019. We are very excited to have them on board!
2nd year MPH candidate, University of Georgia, Epidemiology and Certificate in Global Health, May 2019
I am originally from Paraguay, South America. I was a […]
Spring is in the Air, Let’s Get Ready!
Springtime is swiftly approaching and that means daylight savings time is coming up. Use this bi-annual time change to remind yourself to check your smoke alarms! To increase the chances of surviving a fire double check or change the batteries in smoke alarms. For the best protection, […]
Last month, two high school students from Pepperell High School attended the Injury Prevention Day at the Georgia State Capitol. Eva Ellenburg and Kaitlyn Morgan have been dedicated student advocates of teen driving safety and active participants in the Teens in the Driver’s Seat® program. Currently, they hold leadership positions as Teen Advisory Board members […]Continue Reading →
The importance of seat belt usage is certainly something that every teen and even adult should take seriously. In collaboration with our partners at Teens in the Driver’s Seat® last semester students across the state had the opportunity to take part in the 6th annual Zero Crazy activity to increase seat belt use around their […]Continue Reading →
The Georgia Trauma Foundation and the Georgia Society of the American College Surgeons had their annual meeting at the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. This year’s focus and agenda was centered on Injury Prevention and the day was filled with various activities including a morning briefing, followed by the opportunity […]Continue Reading →
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 3 million people – many under the age of 5 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance each year. Most poisonings happen when parents or caregivers are home but not paying attention. The most dangerous potential poisons are medicines, cleaning products, pesticides, furniture polish, […]Continue Reading →
On Saturday, January 26th, Safe Kids Georgia had the pleasure of attending Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s first Concussion Conference at the Hellenic Community Center. Dr. Andrew Reisman, a Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, opened the conference by introducing the audience to a father who shared a story about his son’s life-changing concussion. After […]Continue Reading →
With all the excitement around the upcoming Super Bowl LIII taking place in Atlanta in just a few days, what a perfect opportunity to huddle together and tackle TV tip-over prevention!
Take a look at a few TV Safety tips to consider in preparation for the game and festivities:
Secure your flat-panel TV. Be sure […]Continue Reading →