Children's Safety: Bicycle Injuries

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Children's Safety: Bicycle Injuries

 

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Guest:  Melanie Stroud - Pediatrics, MUSC

Host: MUSC

 

Host:  Bicycle injuries send many children to the emergency department each year.  MUSC Children’s Hospital trauma coordinator Melanie Stroud offers insight into how you can help protect your child.

 

Melanie Stroud:  Bicycle injuries are the most common cause of sports-related injuries in children.  Parents should make sure that children are supervised and are wearing a proper sized helmet.  It would be great if they could ride along with the parent. 

 

Host:  It’s very important to be focused and aware of your surroundings when riding a bicycle.

 

Melanie Stroud:  We’d love for children to not be distracted when they’re riding their bike.  It’s a skill that requires your full concentration.  We’ve seen some injuries with riders wearing iPods.  We simply would like for children to not wear these while they’re riding a bike.  And, certainly, know the rules of the road.

 

For more information, visit www.muschealth.com/children.  This is brought to you by MUSC Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s department stores.  Remember, Kohl’s cares for kids.


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