Children’s injuries are a very common occurrence of Emergency Departments in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Research shows that safety devices, such as helmets and seatbelts, are being ignored in many cases.
A case study on children’s injuries in a Scottish district hospital shows that cycling helmets were used in only 26% of cycle accidents and seatbelts were used in 71% of car accidents. This is an alarming number, particularly so with the cycling accident statistics. The low helmet use is a major threat and pose risks for children as their heads are unprotected and exposed to possible skull fractures and brain injuries which again can lead to long-term disabilities or even result in death.
Another factor which I found alarming was the lack of adult supervision; adults were present in only 49% of the cases! Being a parent myself I understand you need to give children responsibilities and let them learn the practicalities of life on their own but lack of supervision can often contribute to injury risks!
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