Super Safe Kids books and materials are developed using evidence-based safety practices and psychological research on engagement and critical thinking. The toolkits on this page are free to print, copy and redistribute; please retain all logos and copyright information in the document footers.

The tools are designed to:

  • Increase patient and family engagement and activation
  • Improve health literacy
  • Help kids and families understand key safety issues in the hospital
  • Help families participate in safety in the hospital with evidence-based practices

Developed by an educational psychologist who is also the parent of a medically complex child, the Super Safe Kids hospital tools focus on patient and family engagement as a path to improved hospital safety. Learn more about the author

Wheelchair Safety Resources

Download our free Advocates & Allies information sheet to learn more about how to support safety in your community.

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Wheelchair Safety References

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Chen W-Y, Jang Y, Wang J-D, Huang W-N, Chang C-C, Mao H-F, Wang Y-H (2011). Wheelchair-related accidents: relationship with wheelchair-using behavior in active community wheelchair users. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 92(6). 892-898.

Kirby RL, Rushton PW, Smith C, Routhier F, Best KL, Boyce J, Cowan R, Giesbrecht E, Kenyon LK, Koontz A, MacKenzie D, Mortenson B, Parker K, Russell KFJ, Smith E, Sonenblum S, Tawashy A, Toro M, Worobey, L. Wheelchair Skills Program Manual Version 5.0 (2019).

Xiang, H., Chany, A. M., & Smith, G. A. (2006). Wheelchair related injuries treated in US emergency departments. Injury prevention: journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, 12(1), 8–11.


Super Safe Kids hospital safety tools were developed based on best practices published by:

  • The Joint Commission
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • US Food and Drug Administration