In 2010, the No. 1 cause of injury to children admitted to Mercy's Trauma Center was motor vehicle crashes. Falls were second, followed by burns and ATV-related injuries.
With three full-time hospital-based injury prevention coordinators, Mercy leads the region in providing injury prevention education. Our Mercy Injury Prevention Center is dedicated to reducing the number of injuries by providing education to families throughout the region.
Mercy is also the proud leader of Safe Kids Springfield. Our dedicated staff travel to area schools, public events and other venues to provide education on topics such as bicycle safety, burn and fire safety, child passenger safety, ATV safety, home safety and motor vehicle/driving safety. Drunken-driving docudramas and mock car crashes are included in the curriculum.
Injury Prevention Resources
Educational materials available by clicking on the links below
For more information or to inquire about injury prevention
education, please call the safety hotline at 417-820-SAFE (7233)
or email MercyInjuryPreventionOfficeMercy [dot] net.
Mercy is also a proud leader of Safe Kids Springfield.
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