- baby walkers
- playground equipment
- shopping carts
Proper safety measures in the home can help prevent certain types of falls, including those involving baby walkers and stairs. Installing window guards and/or moving furniture away from windows may prevent some falls. In addition, making sure the surface underneath playground equipment is a loose-fill surfacing or special playground surfacing can help minimize injuries in a fall.
There are many different types of fall-related injuries that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some considerations, for which a brief overview has been provided.
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Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Identifying High-Risk Situations
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