Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Safe Kids offers these quick tips to keep your celebrating safe:
Roses and baby’s breath aren’t poisonous to eat, but might cause a rash so wash your hands after arranging them. Flower food isn’t poisonous, but can cause stomach upset if swallowed. Chocolate can make pets vomit, have seizures, or worse.
Questions? Call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222. This number is the national poison control center number that can be called from any location in the US. The call will be routed to the nearest poison control center and your questions will be answered. Safe Kids Grand Forks suggests entering this number in your cell phone to have handy in case of an emergency. If you would like a sticker or magnet with the number on it (as shown below), contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to send some to you.
In early March, Safe Kids Grand Forks will be publishing our quarterly newsletter and it will be filled with lots of poison safety tips in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week (March 18 – 24, 2012). This is the 50 year anniversary of this annual week of recognition and over the years, the number of children dying of poison deaths has decreased but there is still work to do. Our goal at Safe Kids is to continue to provide education to parents and caregivers so they can stay abreast of poison dangers and prevent them from occurring. To sign up for the Safe Kids quarterly newsletter, visit www.altru.org and click on the “For Visitors” Tab. Under that, select “Get Altru E-news”. Enter your name and e-mail and select the Safe Kids Newsletter. When it is published, an e-mail will be sent to you with a link to open it up. You can also “Like” us on Facebook” where we publish safety tips, notices of upcoming events, helpful links and resources and information childhood safety topics.
Happy Valentine’s Day. Tell those you care about you “love them” and remember the best gift of all is keeping your loved ones safe from preventable injuries!!
Altru Health System is proud to serve as the lead agency for Safe Kids Grand Forks.