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Child Occupant Protection: A Summary of Current Safety Recommendations

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01003444

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/1068607X

Abstract:

Used correctly, child safety seats dramatically reduce a child's risk of death in a motor vehicle crash, but unfortunately, incorrect use of child seats is widespread. This article summarizes current safety recommendations regarding child occupant protection and encourages obstetricians and gynecologists to take an active role in educating parents about the proper use of restraints for infants and older children. Topics include rear-facing and semireclined infant seats, infant-only child safety seats, convertible child safety seats, car beds (for use with children who show signs of apnea when sitting semi-reclined), the components of the child safety seat (harness, chest clip, installation requirements), air bags and infants, restraing older children (toddlers, young school-age children, older children), new technology such as built-in child restraint seats, children with special needs, and pregnant women. The authors conclude by reiterating the vital role that obstetricians and gynecologists can play in educating parents and preventing misuse of child restraint seats.

Language:

English

Authors:

Arbogast, Kristy B
Moll, Elisa K
Morris, Shannon D
Winston, Flaura K

Pagination:

pp 141-148

Publication Date:

2001-7

Serial:

Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns

Volume: 8
Issue Number: 4
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1068-607X

Media Type:

Print

Features:

Figures (2) ; References (28) ; Tables (2)

Subject Areas:

Education and Training; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Society; Vehicles and Equipment; I84: Personal Injuries; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety

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