What really happens in the total crash (before/during/after) to occupants? Dr. Bahouth will explain this from a child and an adult's point of view illustrating with photos and descriptions of actual crashes, and crash outcomes will be analyzed for restrained vs unrestrained occupants. Dr. Bahouths's research on restraint use in local elementary school children will be covered, and she will give tips for using crash dynamics to motivate car occupants to buckle up.
Play Webinar: Understanding the WHY of Seatbelt and Child Restraints
Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs) who listen to this webinar and answer a 10 question quiz with 80% correct can receive 1 CEU toward their CPST Recertification.
Complete: Quiz & Evaluation
Preventing Child Heatstroke in Cars
Maryland healthcare agencies can borrow the outdoor heatstroke prevention display, with the in-and-out-of car temperature monitors that show how quickly a car heats up. For more information about the display, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This 20" x 78" metal stand comes in 3 parts in a large plastic case (28" x 48" x 13"; 125 lbs). Five large magnets are also provided for your display vehicle to convey additional prevention messages, along with handouts.
Need a car seat checked for safety?
Want to learn how to re-install it properly?
Make an appointment at a local car seat check-up event!
Guidelines & Resources for Providers
To request an educational session on car seat safety for your unit's staff,
please contact our Project coordinator at: email@example.com
Car Beds & Seats for Premature or Medically Fragile Infants.mov (14 min. 24 secs.)
Updated Best Practice Guidelines on ICSC Test
Hospital Discharge Recommendations for Safe Transportation of Children
Information for Parents: The Infant Car Seat Challenge Test
The Infant Car Seat Challenge Test - Spanish version
Safe Ride News handouts on car seat topics - available in quantity.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order these free materials
Helpful Resources & References
Automotive Safety Program at Riley Children's Hospital
Carseats with Best Fit for Preemies & Small Newborns
SAMPLE waiver Form for Parents/Caregivers refusing to comply with hospital policy on safe transport of newborn
Glossary for Special Needs: Technology Assisted Care Equipment, Mediations & Machines (Printable PDF)
Glossary for Special Needs: Disabilities & Medical Terminology (Printable PDF)
American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statements for Children with Special Needs:
• Selecting and Using the Most Appropriate Car Safety Seats for Growing Children: Guidelines for Counseling Parents /AAP Policy Statement
• Safe Transportation of Premature and Low Birth Weight Infants
• Safe Transportation of Newborns at Hospital Discharge
• Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs
The following are links to resources where you can obtain further information on various special health care needs.
11 x 17" color poster: "Car Seat and Seatbelt Ages & Stages for Children"
To receive up to 10 Free posters or a set of printable "Safest Travel" handouts in five languages, email email@example.com, or go to our website: www.miemss.org/home.emsc/cps
Pre-Driver Education Program
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth, yet preteens are less likely to be buckled up than younger children and adults, .and they often have other behaviors that increase their risk, such as distracting the driver, sitting in unsafe positions, and riding with unsafe drivers.
MIEMSS is seeking to address the problem with an innovative community or school-based educational program.
The Be-Tween Riding and Driving program has nurse and safety advocates educate youth ages 10 to 15 years to ride more safely in vehicles. The program builds on youths’ interest in becoming drivers in the near-future and uses a variety of educational techniques including: discussion, hands-on practice, audio-visuals, role plays, games, and pledging. Parents’ participation is an optional component of the safe driving pledge, which uses the Safe Kids Worldwide program, “Countdown2Drive.”
The program and its materials are free to Maryland safety advocates and educators. Train-the-trainer sessions can be scheduled by contacting the CPS & OP Healthcare Project, 410-706-8647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Program Teaches Tweens to be Safer Car Occupants
Promotional Flyers for Tween Program
Parental Permission Form
Pre Questionnaire for Participants
Post Questionnaire for Participants
Facilitator Feedback Form
653 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201