We expect hospitals to be safe places, but no hospital is error-free.
Staying safe and healthy in the hospital involves attention and action.

Understanding safety risks and healthy behaviors for the hospital and healthcare setting can help kids avoid infections, dangerous falls, and medical mistakes.


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Hospital Safety for Kids engages pediatric patients and their families in self-advocacy for the hospital setting, including medication safety, reducing infections, avoiding falls, and collaborating as part of the health care team.

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Central Line Safety for Kids teaches kids and families evidence-based practices for safety and care of central lines, focusing on hygiene and patient safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Spine Surgery Book for Kids helps kids understand the basics of spinal surgery. With kid-friendly images and explanations of how surgery works, this book guides families as they prepare for spine surgery to correct a curved spine.

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Hospitals focus lots of attention on safety, but safety is not just the hospital’s job. Kids and their families can help with safety in the hospital by being aware of the most common safety issues and how to prevent them.

Preventing Infections

Infections can spread quickly in hospitals, but kids and families can be the front line of defense. Learn how you can work with hospital staff to reduce infections.

Medication Safety

Medication errors can happen in any hospital, and they can be dangerous. Learn how you and your child can help stop these mistakes.

Avoiding Falls

Falls in the hospital are more common than you think, but they’re easy to avoid. Learn best practices for preventing falls in the hospital.