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Fall Prevention for Children

American Academy of Pediatrics & Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention: Injuries associated with infant walkers. Pediatrics 2001; 108(3):790-792.

Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention: American Academy of Pediatrics: falls from heights: windows, roofs, and balconies. Pediatrics 2001; 107(5):1188-1191.

Committee on Injury,Violence,and Poison Prevention & American Academy of Pediatrics: Shopping-cart-related injuries to children. Pediatrics 2006; 118(2):825-827.

Gaebler-Spira D & Thornton LS: Injury prevention for children with disabilities. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2002; 13(4):891-906.

Gardner HG: Office-based counseling for unintentional injury prevention. Pediatrics 2007; 119(1):202-206.

Kendrick D, Coupland C, Mulvaney C, et al: Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007; -(1):CD005014-.

Khambalia A, Joshi P, Brussoni M, et al: Risk factors for unintentional injuries due to falls in children aged 0-6 years: a systematic review. Inj Prev 2006; 12(6):378-381.

McClure R, Nixon J, Spinks A, et al: Community-based programmes to prevent falls in children: a systematic review. J Paediatr Child Health 2005; 41(9-10):465-470.

Safe Kids Worldwide: Home: Protecting your family. Safe Kids Worldwide. Washington, DC. 2007. Available from URL: http://www.usa.safekids.org/tier3_cd.cfm?content_item_id=326&folder_id=174.

Safe Kids Worldwide: Injury facts: Falls. Safe Kids Worldwide. Washington, DC. 2004. Available from URL: http://www.usa.safekids.org/tier3_cd.cfm?folder_id=540&content_item_id=1050.

Safe Kids Worldwide: Injury facts: Playground injury. Safe Kids Worldwide. Washington, DC. 2004. Available from URL: http://www.usa.safekids.org/tier3_cd.cfm?folder_id=540&content_item_id=1151.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Home playground equipment-related deaths and injuries. US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Washington, DC. 2001. Available from URL: http://www.cpsc.gov/library/playground.pdf.

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