Author: Ashley Culver
Jun. 26, 2015—The temperature inside of a car can rise 20 degrees in as little as 10 minutes and keep getting hotter with each passing minute
Safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children Hospital at Vanderbilt reminds you to follow the ABCs of water safety this Memorial Day weekend
May. 22, 2015—Memorial Day Weekend means backyard barbeques and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat. Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Drowning is among the leading causes of death in Tennessee for children ages 1 to 18. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates nearly...
Dec. 22, 2014—Families with young children, and those who might have an occasional young visitor, should take special care during the holiday season to make sure that decorations and other signs of the season don’t pose a risk to children. One of the most important poison prevention tips is to make sure that alcoholic drinks and products...
Oct. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics have treated 10,000 patients since the first clinic opened its doors on March 25, 2013. Patients and families are able to receive expert pediatric care in their own communities for illness or injuries that occur during the evening or weekend.
Oct. 28, 2014—Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you might think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
Jul. 24, 2014—For the fourth time in a row, the Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been designated with the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).
Jul. 17, 2014—In the United States, one infant is born each hour with drug withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), after being exposed to opioid medications like oxycodone in utero.
Jun. 17, 2014—With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, safety experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stress the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles.
May. 16, 2014—Injuries from lawn mowers are among the most traumatic seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. They are devastating to patients and their families.