Trauma Prevention: Falls From Windows
It’s warm weather time (in the Northern hemisphere) and the windows are opening. Unfortunately, many parents forget that window screens are not strong enough to keep a child in if they put their weight against it.
Please share the following prevention tips with your patients to keep their children safe:
- Install window guards on all windows above the first floor
- Windows without guards should only be opened from the top
- Keep beds, cribs, sofas and other furniture away from windows so children can’t play near open windows
- Lock closed windows and do not let children sit or play near open windows