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PCANV: Child Safety Information

Ensuring child safety is critical to help reduce the risk of injury and death for infants, children, and adolescents. Each year in Nevada, over 100 children die from preventable causes of death. The four leading causes of child death are:

  1. Non-motor vehicle accidents such as asphyxia (suffocation), drowning, gunshot wounds, and drug overdoses
  2. Motor vehicle accidents, especially for children and adolescents who are passengers in vehicles
  3. Homicide
  4. Suicide

Different age groups of children and adolescents are at risk for different types of death. Infants and young children are at greater risk of accidental asphyxia deaths, which often result from unsafe sleeping environments and parents co-sleeping with their children. Sadly, they are also at greater risk of homicide by abuse and neglect. Adolescents are at greater risk of motor vehicle accidents, suicide, and drug overdoses. All age groups are at risk of drowning, especially children between ages one and four. In areas like Las Vegas, where many homes and apartments have swimming pools and spas, it is very important for parents and caregivers to supervise their children and ensure pool and spa safety.

Please review the detailed information below to learn how you can prevent accidents and deaths for children and adolescents:

Preventing Childhood Injuries to Keep Your Child Safe - PDF

Ensure medical safety
If your child relies on electrically operated medical equipment and you need help to ensure an uninterrupted power supply, please visit the following link: http://www.nvenergy.com/home/assistance/greencross.cfm

Prevent burns
CDC burns fact sheet - pdf

Prevent choking
Choking prevention - pdf

Promote and practice pool safety and prevent drowning
May is Water Safety Month
Pool safety - pdf

Promote safe sleeping
Safe sleeping (English) - pdf
Safe sleeping (Spanish) - pdf

Protect your children from hazards
Furniture safety - pdf
Hidden Danger - Furniture Tip-Overs
Gun Safety - pdf

Car Seat Safety - provided by Felix at carinsurance.org
The Case for Car Seats: Never Leave Home Without One - weblink

Secure weapons
Gun Safety - pdf

Safely use over-the-counter (OTC) medications for children and prevent accidental overdoses
Medication Safety - pdf

This information is brought to you in cooperation with the Nevada Administrative Team to Review the Death of Children and the Nevada Executive Committee to Review the Death of Children.

Keeping Kids Safe Links

Nevada Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Safe Haven - Anonymous Ways to Surrender Your Newborn

Baby Safe Basics

Cars: Keeping kids safe in and around cars

Cars: Nevada Car Seat Check Events and Locations

Cars: Nevada Child Safety Seat Tips and Law

Nevada Child Seekers

Pool Safety

Safe Kids Clark County

Safe Kids USA - Safety Tips

Safety Rules for Kids Home Alone

Summer Time Safety Tips


Prevent Child Abuse Nevada - Social Networking Sites


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Amanda Haboush-Deloye: Director of Programs- PCA Nevada
amanda.haboush@unlv.edu

Tara Phebus: Executive Director, NICRP
tara.phebus@unlv.edu

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