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This annual observance aims to educate teachers and caregivers about the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Injury Report, injuries are among the most under-recognized public health problems facing the nation today.
Injury prevention is in the forefront of every parent or caregiver’s mind. However, no matter how well you baby proof your house or how many times you demand your children wear helmets, accidents will happen. Therefore, it is essential that every parent is able to understand how to provide accurate and effective first aid attention.
The majority of nonfatal injuries in children younger than age 16 are caused by falls, animal bites or insect stings, cuts, overexertion and being struck by or against an object (not including car accidents).