Join Safe Kids Worldwide and founding sponsor Johnson & Johnson to celebrate Safe Kids Day on May 18! Communities across America will host Safe Kids Day events to raise funds and promote awareness to protect children from injuries, the number one killer of kids in the United States.
Safe Kids Day is an initiative of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization with a mission to protect children from preventable injuries. Safe Kids works in partnership with more than 600 local organizations in the U.S. – including many coalitions led by nurses – and 23 countries around the world to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisoning, sports injuries and more.
To learn more about how you can get involved, visit www.safekids.org. For Safe Kids research and statistics, unintentional injury fact sheets and brochures on critical injury risks, visit the Safety Professional Portal at www.safekids.org/nurses. And be sure to check out the August 2012 issue of Nursing Notes for a Safe Kids profile, which includes information about the signs and symptoms of a concussion after a child has experienced a bump or blow to the head during a game or practice.