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Child Safety Information

Preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the U.S. Every year, 8,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. When a child dies, the lives of families are changed forever. This is a problem we can fix. No parent should have to endure the loss of a child. Help us give all children the chance to grow up and become whatever they can imagine. 

Car Seat Safety 

Kootenai Health offers FREE Car Seat Inspections!!
The public is welcome. Bring your car seat and we'll make sure it's installed properly. Inspections are held throughout the year. For specific dates and times call (208) 625-4642.

Concussions

What is a concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

CPR and First Aid Classes

Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics offers infant, child, and adult CPR and first aid classes for the community. Class size is limited so register early. If you are interested in attending one of our CPR classes, please call Richelle at (208) 772-8940 for more information and to get registered. 

Once you sign-up, you will receive a confirmation call from our coordinator. The coordinator will collect the class fee. All attendees must pre-pay for CPR classes. Classes are $55 per person/ $10 additional for First Aid.  

Injury Prevention

Safe Kids Kootenai County is led by Kootenai Health, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
 

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