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Child restraint misuse: a case example and strategies for injury prevention

Authors
Journal
Accident and Emergency Nursing
0965-2302
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.aaen.2004.11.005
Keywords
  • Child Passenger Restraint
  • Car Seat
  • Misuse
  • Motor Vehicle Crash

Abstract

Summary Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and serious injury for children. Emergency nurses can play a key role in encouraging parents and caregivers to use child restraints consistently and correctly. This article will discuss a case scenario where a young child is seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash where his child car seat was not used correctly. Injury prevention strategies for emergency nurses will be reviewed.

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