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Road safety taught at well-baby clinics

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May 11, 2013 23:16

The nurses will teach parents in individual and group sessions, Beterem said.

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Educational computer programs will be used to help well-baby (tipat halav) clinic nurses teach parents and children about road safety, according to Beterem, the National Center for Children’s Safety and Health. Parents who bring their young children for routine visits will be taught by the nurses about wearing seatbelts and using car seats, as well as how pedestrians can cross streets safely and drivers can let children off without endangering them.

The nurses will teach parents in individual and group sessions, Beterem said.



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The software was developed on the basis of a pilot program developed by Beterem, the Health Ministry and the National Road Safety Authority, using public health nurses from the Haifa, central, northern and southern districts.

Road accidents are one of the main causes of deaths and injuries in children. Last year, 32 youngsters were killed on the roads and streets – a 10-percent increase over the previous year.

As tipat halav stations are visited by parents and children for health checkups and vaccinations up to the age of six, they’re a natural place to teach about road safety, said Beterem director-general Orly Silbinger.
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