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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Accident Prevention for Children/ Medical and Surgical Nursing

 Accident Prevention for Children

Motor Vehicle

  • Restrain the kid during a safety seat for all car trips.
  • Place the child in the car's back seat, away from airbags.
  • Closely supervise the child outdoors.
  • Provide fenced-in play areas.
  • Teach child never to run into the road.


  • Supervise the child near all water-bathtubs, toilets/pools, sinks, small basins, and so forth. A small child can drown in a very small amount of water.
  • Empty small pools after use. Fence in pools
  • Teach child not to run near bodies of water.

Fire and Burns

  • Turns handles of pans toward center of stove.
  • Keep child away from the stove, fire, matches, electrical cords, sockets
  • Set hot water heater temperature at 120 degrees F - 130 degrees F 
  • Test water temperature before immersion.
  • Use safety covers on electrical outlets.


  • Gate stairways; teach the child to hold railings.
  • Open windows from the top. Use windows guards.
  • Move furniture away from upstairs windows.

Ingestion and Aspiration

  • Avoid feeding the child nuts, grapes, popcorn, raisins, hard candy, or lollipops.
  • Childproof the home for coins, pins balloons,-especially near the crib.
  • Teach the child not to run with objects in the mouth and not to open things with teeth.


  • Keep child-proof caps on toxic products.
  • Store and lock all medications and vitamins, out of children's reach.
  • Read labels carefully before using any drugs.
  • Inspect homes you are visiting for safety hazards.

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