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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Pedestrian Safety Month

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(8/07/12) - Since 2000, an average of 355 unintentional pedestrian fatalities among children ages 14 and under has occurred each year. In addition, pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 to 14. Many of these deaths could be prevented with pedestrian education, improvements to pedestrian routes, and increased law enforcement.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Pedestrian Safety...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Safety Tips for Treating Burns

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(7/24/12) - Although there are many safety measures for preventing burns in children, accidents will happen. If a burn does occur, it is important to identify the degree of the burn and treat it accordingly.

Safety TipsTo treat a minor (first-degree and small second-degree) burn, remove any clothes from the injured area. For at least five minutes, run cool water over the wound or apply a cool wet cloth. Do not apply ice to the injury or break any blisters since this makes the wound mo...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Encourages Parents to Look Before You Lock

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(7/18/12) - New parents suffer from exhaustion due to lack of sleep, hormone changes, stress and changes in their routine. Any one of these can cause your memory to fail at a time you least expect it. Even the best of parents or caregivers can overlook a sleeping baby in a car, and the end result can be devastating. Planning can help keep your child from being hurt.

Safety TipsSafe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following advice to protect your child. Put something in the back seat o...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Safety Tips for Treating Burns

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(7/17/12) - Although there are many safety measures for preventing burns in children, accidents will happen. If a burn does occur, it is important to identify the degree of the burn and treat it accordingly.

A first-degree burn affects the outer layer of skin only. Your child's skin will be red and swollen, and they will be in some pain. A second-degree burn involves the first and second layers of the skin. Your child's skin will be bright-red, swollen, and blistery, and they will be ...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Urges Parents to Practice Summer Fire Safety

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(7/10/12) - The summer months are a time when families enjoy doing a variety of activities outdoors; however, it's also when barbecue grills can cause devastating residential fires and serious injuries to children. According to the United States Fire Administration, each year almost 5,000 Americans are injured by charcoal/wood-burning and propane grill fires.

Statistics show the majority of grill fires on residential properties occur in the four months of May through August.

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