Tag Archive: safety

The rush has begun, with families anxiously gathering supplies and preparing to send children back to school. Each school year brings new teachers, responsibilities and situations. Before zipping up the backpack and waving goodbye on the first day, Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough, general pediatrician and Corri Miller-Hobbs, RN, program coordinator for Safe Kids VA recommend that you to take a moment to address important safety information with your child, no matter... View Article

Aug 17 2018

The smallest, sickest and most medically complex newborns in Central Virginia get the dedicated, specialized care they need right here at CHoR in our neonatal intensive care unit. The NICU’s quiet surroundings, 32 private rooms and advanced technologies create a healing environment for premature and critically ill newborns, and their families.  Central line infections – zero is our hero! Central lines are a key part of the care provided in... View Article

Mar 17 2018

In recent months, our emergency room has seen a noticeable increase  in the number of infants and toddlers coming in for injuries related to falling from elevated surfaces like couches, beds, tables and changing tables. Child safety expert Corri Miller-Hobbs compiled these important reminders to keep kids safe this busy holiday season and in the year ahead:The world is a great adventure for children and hazards are everywhere. Help your child explore, learn... View Article

Dec 19 2016

By Dr. Evan Silverstein, CHoR pediatric eye expertJuly 4th is just a few days away… and that means, FIREWORKS! Attending professional fireworks is a great way to celebrate our nation’s independence, but setting off fireworks at home can be dangerous. As a pediatric ophthalmologist, I see eye injuries in children and adults every year from fireworks, and most of them are very preventable. Some injuries can be as devastating as a ruptured globe... View Article

Jul 1 2016

A gun, found by a child, can change lives forever in just a few moments. On ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day, June 21, parents are reminded how important it is to ask other parents and caregivers if there is a gun in the home where their child is going to play.One-third of households with children under age 17 have a gun in the home, so it is highly likely that... View Article

Jun 21 2016

 Visiting a trampoline park is a popular activity for indoor active fun on a hot summer day, but safety needs to be a priority as broken bones and other serious injuries can occur during trampoline use. In the article below, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Joanna Horstmann shares important information about safety precautions and related risks: Not recommended for home use Did you know… the trampoline was originally invented as a... View Article

Jun 17 2016

It’s a scary fact: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year. The fun of this special night often leads to distraction. “Halloween is an exciting time,” Dr. Jeffrey Haynes, Director of CHoR’s Children’s Trauma Center, explains. “When the natural impulse to get quickly to the next treat is coupled with the poor visibility... View Article

Oct 26 2015

Tomorrow marks the opening ceremony for the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond! The championship bike races will inspire many to get on their own bikes and ride. From beginners just learning to pedal to practiced riders who bike to work or hit bike trails regularly, safety matters at all levels, every time you ride. Safe Kids Virginia Program Coordinator Corri Miller-Hobbs recommends the safe riding tips listed below. Whether... View Article

Sep 17 2015

Tomorrow marks the opening ceremony for the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond! The championship bike races will inspire many to get on their own bikes and ride. From beginners just learning to pedal to practiced riders who bike to work or hit bike trails regularly, safety matters at all levels, every time you ride. Safe Kids Virginia Program Coordinator Corri Miller-Hobbs recommends the safe riding tips listed below. Whether... View Article

Sep 17 2015

Each year, more than 400 people are struck by lightning in the United States and the lightning strike that occurred earlier this week at a Henrico middle school soccer game brings this safety issue close to home. The Safety and Preparedness Fact Sheet, Weather Safety – Lightning, prepared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross, recommends the following to be... View Article

May 8 2015