Carol Pollack-Nelson

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OBJECTIVE This paper examines two hazard patterns associated with in-home use and placement of car seats and baby carriers: 1) fall injuries resulting from placement on elevated surfaces and 2) suffocation resulting from seat overturn on soft surfaces. DESIGN Emergency department data reporting on falls suffered by infants aged 6 months and younger, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the danger of upper airway obstruction associated with semirigid hollow objects in infants and toddlers and to define a minimum frequency with which episodes involving these products have occurred and propose a model defining the potentially hazardous characteristics of these objects. METHODS A retrospective study of incidents(More)
Manufacturers of household products--including appliances, exercise equipment, and even some children's toys--expect consumers to supervise their children to prevent product-related injuries. This approach to hazard prevention places the burden of safety on parents and caretakers. This study examined actual supervision practices of parents of children(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to describe the epidemiology of pediatric submersion events occurring in portable pools in the United States. METHODS A retrospective analysis of fatal and nonfatal submersion events involving children younger than 12 years in portable pools was conducted using injury and fatality data compiled by the US Consumer(More)
The present study sought to learn about risk perceptions held by parents of preschool fire-setters. A 41-item survey was distributed to 60 parents whose children, aged 6 years and younger, had previously set fires and who were involved in intervention programmes throughout the US. Most parents did not think their children would play with matches/lighters,(More)
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