A developmental approach to childhood safety education

Pediatr Nurs. 1993 Sep-Oct;19(5):464-6.


Injuries are the leading cause of childhood mortality in the United States. Both susceptibility to injuries and understanding of safety issues are significantly influenced by a child's developmental level. Knowledge of developmentally based teaching strategies will enable nurses to provide effective safety education to parents and children.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child Development*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Parents / education*
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Safety*
  • Wounds and Injuries / mortality
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*