RMHC supported educating families about the importance of providing the right car seat for children as well as making sure families have car seats in emergency situations.
Up through 2018, with funding from the Ronald McDonald House Charities, helmets were provided to children who sustained a wheeled sport injury, including injuries while riding a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, roller skates or in-line skates. What made this distribution unique, was taking advantage of the teachable moment as families came through the ED. We were able to educate and increase awareness as to the importance of helmet use. We have also been able to provide helmets to several organizations in the community as well as the Out Patient Clinic.
The Risky Residence was developed to be a teaching tool to help children pick out common unsafe situations in a home. Its unique attraction is the use of special colored lenses to see half of the rooms in the house. It is portable and can be reproduced. One is on permanent display in the Pediatric Emergency Lobby. Funding was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities.