Injury

Injury Prevention for Little People (Archived Pedcast)

Practical advice for parents with toddlers. Keeping them safe is a full-time job.! Hopefully these tips will make your job a little easier.

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Interesting Conversations w/ Parents (Pedcast) May 2017

Introduction

Doc Smo here. Thanks for joining me today. I was looking at the stats for my blog the other day and noticed something interesting; 3 of the top 7 downloaded pedcasts for 2016 were my interesting conversations series. In other words, parents like to hear what other parents are talking about. And why not… I have interesting and well-informed parents bringing their children to me.  In that vein, here we go with my next edition of the “Interesting Conversation w/ Parents” series. Continue reading

Wound Care Do’s and Don’ts for Kids (Pedcast)

 

 

Today we are going to talk about minor scrapes and cuts. By minor I mean only surface injuries without injury to underlying structures and wounds less than an inch in length.  A lot more kids get hurt than sick so parents and pediatricians spend a lot of their time caring for bruises and cuts.  Over time, parents need to become experts in minor wound care so today I thought it might be useful to talk about the important topic of broken skin care in children. Continue reading

Car Seats Done Right (Article)

Cars can be dangerous for children, especially considering the vast amount of time they spend in and around them. This fact is borne out by statistics, year in and year out. In 2011 for instance, 148,000 children were injured in automobile accidents. A third of these children were not restrained by a car seat or seatbelt at the time of their injury. Amazing. Intoxicated drivers, poorly installed car seats, and simple carelessness make injuries and death of children in cars mostly preventable. Continue reading