THE DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION FOR SAFETY: PEDIATRICIANS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN CHILD-PASSENGER SAFETY

A policy statement developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee on injury and poison prevention states, "Pediatricians and other health care professionals need to provide up-to-date, appropriate information for parents regarding their car safety seat choices and use." The policy statement provides pediatricians with guidelines for counseling caregivers on choosing and using the best type of car seat. In addition, the AAP publishes two brochures on the topic. Pediatricians are advised to include car safety on the checklist for routine pediatric visits.

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  • Accession Number: 00790609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2000 12:00AM