Category: Safety

Ohio’s return to play law

Did you know that approximately 3,000 Ohio youth aged 18 and younger are treated in emergency departments on average each year for sports-related traumatic brain injuries? On April 26, 2013, a new law in Ohio goes into effect that will … Continue reading

A tragic loss

Did you know that in Montgomery County one baby dies every six weeks due to unsafe sleep practices? As an emergency department (ED) nurse of 23 years, I have seen my share of tragedies. Without a doubt, nothing is more … Continue reading

Committing to our children

As Dayton Children’s mommy safety blogger, I tend to focus more on unintentional injuries.  However, there is a great need to call attention to intentional injuries as well – since many of the children affected by violence may not have … Continue reading

Reducing infant deaths starts with me

Not long ago a close friend lost her infant daughter due to positional asphyxia. Positional asphyxia occurs when an infant sleeps/placed in an unsafe position causing insufficient intake of oxygen while breathing resulting in infant death. It was a normal … Continue reading

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