November 22,

Preventing Falls

Preventing Falls

Falls are the number one reason children ages 14 and under are admitted to hospital and children 5 years of age and under have the highest number of visits to emergency departments for injuries caused by falling.

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers age 0-4 most often fall from one level to another, into a hole, pit, or well. These falls often involve a bed or another piece of furniture.

As children grow older, the risk of play-related falls increases. Among school-age children, falls from playground equipment are the most common cause of injury. (Health Canada, 2012)

For more information on how to prevent falls please see the Links in the right sidebar.

 

Last modified on May 15, 2017