According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012. One child is affected every eight minutes, usually by a well-meaning parent or caregiver unintentionally committing a medication error. The most common medication mistakes in children under the age of six occur in […]
Number of Children Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Baby Gate-Related Injuries Nearly Quadrupled Since 1990
If you are a parent, chances are you have used or will use a baby gate at some point. Baby gates are designed to help protect young children from stairs and other dangers around the home. If you use these in your home, take note. A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury […]
Choking is a leading cause of injury among children, especially for children 4 years of age and younger. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrenâ€™s Hospital and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined nonfatal food-related choking among children […]
New Study Finds that the Number of Battery-Related Emergency Department Visits by Children More Than Doubles
In todayâ€™s technology-driven world, batteries, especially button batteries, are everywhere. They power countless gadgets and electronic items that we use every day.