Published: 02/21/2014

Is Your Child Safety Seat Installed Correctly? Get it Checked.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young children, but many of these deaths can be prevented if children ride in a properly fastened and secured car seat.
 
On Friday, March 14, 2014, from 1-4 pm, Evangelical Community Health and Wellness will be holding a child safety seat event at the Evangelical Community Health and Wellness Center, located on Route 15 next to the Hospital. Four out of five child safety seats are installed incorrectly, attending this event will help make sure yours is not one of them.
 
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to instruct parents on how to properly install their child safety seat and demonstrate how to safely secure their child. Participants are asked to bring their vehicle, the owner’s manual for the vehicle, and the instruction manual for the safety seat they are using. If possible, your child should be present to properly fit straps and harnesses. No appointment is required.
 
For more information on this child safety seat event or if you cannot attend but would like to schedule an appointment during another time, call Community Health and Wellness at 570-768-3200.
 
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,460 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.

 


Amy Minnier, Nurse Educator at Evangelical Community Health & Wellness and Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, inspects a car seat for correct installation and positioning of harnesses and straps on the child. These inspections or assistance with proper installation are available at the upcoming Child Safety Seat Event on March 14th and all year long by making an appointment with Community Health & Wellness at 570-768-3200.