Injury Free of Atlanta - Policies and Procedure 2006-2007

October 1, 2006 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Atlanta



PURPOSE To provide consistent child passenger safety education that will encourage parents/caregivers to follow National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines related to the safety and well being of their child in a motor vehicle. IFCK Procedure Every effort will be made to provide child passenger safety education to referred parents/caregivers by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CCPST). A Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician as defined by NHTSA is someone who has successfully completed NHTSA’s 32 hour National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program Curriculum and maintains current certification as a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. A. Any parent/caregiver with a child seen as a patient within Grady Health System and/or its affiliates having met IFCK Atlanta program qualifications can receive child passenger safety education from a certified child passenger safety technician at a time designated by IFCK program staff to include the following: · Types and proper use of child safety seats. Brochures: NHTSA: General Child Seat Use Handout: March 1, 2006. · Georgia state laws on child passenger safety. Brochures: Georgia’s Child Passenger Laws Handouts: Georgia’s Booster Seat Law Jan 1, 2005 Ga Traffic Injury Prevention Institute. · Listing of resources to obtain low-cost child safety seat and education classes to attend. Handouts: Atlanta Fire Child Safety Seat Fitting Station List: March 1, 2006. Handouts: GA GOHS Child Safety Seat Fitting Locations: March 1, 2006 · Description of risks of death and injury associated with nonuse and misuse of child safety seats. Brochure: 4 out of 5 Car Seats Are Used Wrong: Could Yours Be One of Them. B. Car Seats will be provided at the discretion of IFCK Program Staff based on need and availability. C. Due to a limited amount of resources Department’s are encouraged to consider the inclusion of the purchase of Car Seats within their service-line budgets to guarantee the receipt of a Car Seat especially in cases where you have a high volume of need for your patient population. IFCK Program Staff can coordinate Child Passenger Education and Distribution as a courtesy to those Departments who make the investment to support IFCK Child Passenger Safety Program efforts. Seats purchased by Departments will only be distributed to given Department’s or as authorized by Department. D. To register to become a referral partner for our program please email a request with your name, your position, name of department, location, contact number, contact email, and designated representative for your department, clinic, or area to Questions and or comments can also be sent to the above email address. If you have any additional questions about our program please contact: Donna Childress 404-616-3159. Education and material are available in English and in Spanish.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Donna Childress