ISSUES AND PURPOSE: Despite numerous interventions to reduce motor vehicle injuries and deaths in children living in the United States, unintentional motor vehicle injuries continue to be the leading cause of death of U.S. children. CONCLUSION: Even though child restraint laws have been enacted, many children 5 to 9 years of age continue to be injured in motor vehicle crashes. These injuries are related to the improper use of child restraints. Reasons for injuries in this age group were explored by a review of the current literature. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Nurses have a unique role in educating families about proper restraint and in contributing to the evidence base for practice.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN.|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2005|
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