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To recognize June as National Safety Month, HFA has compiled this list of resources to protect and prevent accidents that can happen whether you have a bleeding disorder or not. 聽This toolkit has resources that are specific to living with a bleeding disorder and others that are more general. 聽View these tools as ways to raise your awareness to keep you and your family safe.

Note: Inclusion of items that are for sale by a third party site or organization do not constitute an endorsement by聽HFA, it鈥檚 Board, volunteers or staff.

VIDEOS

SWIM/WATER SAFETY

FF_swim video_image HFA FitFactor video:聽 These videos from the HFA FitFactor team include safety tips for adult and youth swimmers, as well as safety tips for lap swimming and aquatic exercise.

BIKE SAFETY

FF_bike safe videos_image HFA FitFactor video:聽 These videos from the HFA FitFactor team feature safety tips about bicycle safety.

RUNNING/WALKING/HIKING SAFETY

FF_Running Safety Video_image HFAFitFactor video:聽 This video features safety tips for those wishing to exercise by walking or running.

 

DOWNLOADS

GENERAL SAFETY TIPS FOR BLEEDING DISORDERS

Safety Considerations in BD for the Home_image Safety for Bleeding Disorders 鈥 Fact Sheet:聽This document, created by HFA, addresses common concerns for parents raising a child with a bleeding disorder and offers tried and true tips from community members on what worked for them.

Infusing Love logo_square 鈥淚nfusing Love: A Mom鈥檚 View鈥 Blog:聽Keeping聽Watch: 聽In this post of “Infusing Love” our mom blogger shares how she dealt with inquiring minds who asked about her son’s medical alert bracelet.

Hemaware_Medical IDs Could Save Your Life_image National Hemophilia Foundation, Hemaware, 鈥淢edical ID鈥檚 Could Save Your Life:鈥聽This article from the May 2011聽Hemaware聽addresses the importance of wearing medical identification.

Hemaware_Bruise Protection_image National Hemophilia Foundation, Hemaware, 鈥淏ruise Protection:鈥聽This article from the May 2007聽Hemaware聽discusses the use of protective gear for children with bleeding disorders.

MASAC 201_image National Hemophilia Foundation, Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC), 鈥淩ecommendation聽201:聽 MASAC Recommendation on Use of Emergency Medical Identification Devices for Children鈥:聽聽A recommendation from MASAC regarding the use of emergency medical identification devices.

HOG_Safety Issues_image Hemophilia of Georgia, 鈥淭he Hemophilia, von Willebrand and Platelet Disorders Handbook: Safety Issues鈥:聽 This webpage offers some great safety tips for parents of children of all ages.

Safer in 7_image Safe Kids Worldwide, 鈥7 Safety Tips Less Commonly Known鈥 Infographic:聽Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. While this document is not specific to bleeding disorders, it does offer tips not often thought about for safety at home and in the car.

MISSING CHILDREN, CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION & ONLINE SAFETY

Truths About Teen Sexting_image UKnowKids.Com, 鈥淭he Truth About Teen Sexting鈥 infographic:聽聽UKnowKids.com is an online service (fee for service) that help parents keep their social and mobile kids safe.聽 This link directs viewers to an eye opening infographic about the facts about sexting amongst teens.

SAFETY IN THE CAR

safe kids logo Safe Kids Worldwide, 鈥淪afety Tip Sheets for Car Seats, Booster Seats, Seat Belts & Getting Ready to Drive鈥:聽聽Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.聽 The following documents and more are available on their website:

SAFTEY AT HOME

Alaska_up and away_medication safety_image Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, 鈥淢edication Storage Safety Tips鈥:聽聽聽This one page tip sheet offers concise advice about the storing of medication.

Safe Kids_Toy Safety Tips_image Safe Kids Worldwide, 鈥淭oy Safety Tips鈥:聽Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.聽 This tip sheet offers insight about toy safety.

SWIM/WATER SAFETY

FF_Swimming Do's and Don'ts_image HFA FitFactor, 鈥淭he Do鈥檚 and Don鈥檛s of Swimming鈥 Infographic:聽 This easy to ready infographic gives the do鈥檚 and don鈥檛鈥檚 of water safety and swimming.

BIKE SAFETY

Bike Safety_NHSTA_image National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 鈥淜ids & Bicycle Safety鈥:聽聽聽This document outlines important steps to stay safe while riding a bike.

RUNNING/WALKING/HIKING SAFETY

FF Hiking Safety_image HFA FitFactor, 鈥淪taying Safe on the Trail鈥:聽聽This article from the HFA FitFactor team describes steps people with bleeding disorders can take to ensure their safety while exercising by hiking.

SAFETY AT PLAY

choa_playground safety_image Children鈥檚 Hospital of Atlanta, 鈥淧layground Safety鈥 Infographic:聽 This infographic from Children鈥檚 Hospital of Atlanta offers things to consider about safety on the playground.

/uploads/Playground-Safety-Fact-Sheet.pdf National Recreation and Parks Association, 鈥淧layground Safety = What Every Parent Should Know鈥:聽聽A document from the National Recreation and Parks Association giving parents a glimpse into what playground safety considerations they should make.

 

LINKS

Children's Safety Network_website_image Children鈥檚 Safety Network聽National Resource Center for Injury and Violence Prevention is dedicated to working with state, territorial and community Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy.
safe kids logo Safe Kids Worldwideis a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.
pool safely_image PoolSafely.gov聽is a program of the聽U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency鈥檚 jurisdiction.This聽link聽is also included on the CPSC website and includes several safety guides for children and babies.
National Child Safety Council_image National Child Safety Council (NCSC):聽聽NCSC is the oldest and largest 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt, nonprofit charitable organization entirely dedicated to the safety of children. The website offers many child-friendly safety posters, guides and activities.
one step ahead_image OneStepAhead.com:OneStepAhead.com is an online shopping site that offers many devices and safety gear for parents.

GENERAL BLEEDING/SAFETY

Safety tat_image Safety Tat Temporary tattoos:聽聽These are great for the parent who is worried about child getting lost on a field trip and they have medical id temporary tattoos for kids who might not want to wear a medical identification bracelet or are too young to wear one.
medic alert_imageroad id_image American Medical ID provides custom engraved medical ID jewelry in a variety of styles to appeal to those of all ages. As a member of HFA you will receive 10% off your order and an additional 10% is donated back to HFA. Click here now to start shopping.

MISSING CHILDREN, CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION & ONLINE SAFETY

ncmec_image The National Center for Missing & Exploited Childrenopened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. This link directs the viewer to many of the resources available on their website.

SUN SAFETY

CDC_image TheCenter for Disease Control, (CDC)聽works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.聽 This link speaks specifically to ways parents can keep their children safe in the sun.

SAFETY IN THE CAR

safercar_image Safercar.govis a service of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.聽 This site allows the use to enter their location to find the nearest Car Seat Safety Check Locator.

PROTECTIVE GEAR

Child with bleeding disorder wearing helmet Many parents turn to protective gear like helmets, padded clothing and elbow/knee pads for their children with bleeding disorders.聽 Please speak with your healthcare provider or hemophilia treatment center to decide what鈥檚 appropriate and needed in your/your child鈥檚 case.聽 The following are examples of some of the items on the market (inclusion on this list does not indicate an endorsement of HFA, it鈥檚 Board, volunteers or staff):


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