CHS202 M2 Case - Pamela Roberson Childhood Injury Childhood...

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Pamela Roberson Childhood Injury Childhood Injury Unintentional Injuries are the number one cause of death for children and adolescents. Injury represents a major health issue in our society. There are important steps for parents, physicians, and communities to take to keep injuries from happening. Other types of injuries to children are just as important as unintentional injuries. Injuries to children on public playgrounds occur on climbers such as monkey bars more than any other equipment ( Tinsworth, 2001 ) . Children who fall from monkey bars often are seriously injured, regardless of whether they land on a soft or hard surface. Almost all injuries to the arm that result in a fracture to the bone are caused by either falling or a trauma to the arm. Fractures were 1.9 times more likely to occur on a money bar compared with swings or slides. Monkey bars are the most common cause of fracture, and fracture is the most common cause of emergency room admission (RT Lorder, 2010). Parents must act quickly when an injury does occur. Appropriate fist aid can
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course CHS 202 taught by Professor Unknown during the Summer '10 term at Trident Technical College.

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CHS202 M2 Case - Pamela Roberson Childhood Injury Childhood...

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