Shriners Hos­pi­tals For Chil­dren En­cour­ages Fam­i­lies To “Be Burn Aware”

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(NAPSA)-Homes are the sites of thou­sands of burn in­juries to chil­dren ev­ery year, in­clud­ing scalds and fire-re­lated in­juries. Many of these in­ci­dents could have been eas­ily pre­vented by fol­low­ing and im­ple­ment­ing some ba­sic safety tips. Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren(r) is ad­dress­ing this is­sue by fo­cus­ing its an­nual year­long burn aware­ness cam­paign on teach­ing chil­dren to “Be Burn Aware,” es­pe­cially at home. “At Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren, pre­vent­ing burn in­juries and pro­vid­ing burn aware­ness ed­u­ca­tion is an on­go­ing, year­long ef­fort,” said Peter Arm­strong, M.D., chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer, Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren. “Our cam­paign, ‘Be Burn Aware,’ fo­cuses on teach­ing chil­dren ways to avoid burn in­juries at home.” The cam­paign in­tro­duces two new child-friendly char­ac­ters-Boots and Brew­ster-a caped, cud­dly bear and a goo­gly-eyed teapot. The en­gag­ing duo is fea­tured in ac­tiv­ity books de­signed for chil­dren ages 3 to 12, and also a poster. In the ma­te­ri­als, the pair leads chil­dren through the var­i­ous rooms of a house, point­ing out dan­gers and how to eas­ily cor­rect or avoid them. The new ma­te­ri­als are avail­able at no charge in both English and Span­ish at www.bur­naware­ness.org. each stair­way and one near the planned es­cape route. clean­ers out of reach of chil­dren or lock the cab­i­net. 104¡ F. Set your wa­ter heater no higher than 120¡ F. of reach of chil­dren and away from edges of tables and coun­ters. or pot hold­ers. Keep cloth­ing from com­ing into contact with flames or heat­ing el­e­ments.

items in a mi­crowave oven. chil­dren. Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren is a sys­tem of 22 hos­pi­tals ded­i­cated to im­prov­ing the lives of chil­dren. Four of the hos­pi­tals are fo­cused specif­i­cally on pe­di­atric burn care. Any­one con­cerned with keep­ing chil­dren safe can visit www.bur­naware­ness.org for im­por­tant burn preven­tion tips and in­for­ma­tion on how to or­der the free ma­te­ri­als, in English or Span­ish. For more in­for­ma­tion on Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren’s pe­di­atric spe­cialty care, visit www.shriner­shos­pi­tals­forchil­dren.org. Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren de­pends on do­na­tions to fund re­search and other pro­grams. To learn how you can help, visit www.do­nate2SHC.org.

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