Children who spend time at home in an epidemic can be exposed to accidents Eskişehir Osmangazi University (ESOGÜ) Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Child Health and Diseases Nursing Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Ayfer Açıkgöz stated that during the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, measures should be increased against home accidents that children may be exposed to.
Assoc. Dr. Açıkgöz, in his written statement, reminded that children started to spend more time in the home due to the Kovid-19 epidemic that affected the world and emphasized that parents had twice the task in child care.
Stating that accidents can cause injuries or losses, Açıkgöz said, "These are unpredictable events. Poisoning, burns, cuts and even deaths can be seen as a result of home accidents. Children who are most exposed to these accidents are in the 0-6 age group. The age group is open and curious to learn, they can act without thinking, they have not reached the cognitive development that can recognize the dangers. Let's increase our sensitivity especially to children who spend the whole day at home due to the pandemic. " found the evaluation.
"Do not present the medicine as 'candy' to children"
Assoc. Dr. Açıkgöz stated that the vast majority of home accidents are caused by carelessness and insufficient precautions, and continued as follows:
"Child lock apparatus should be used to prevent children from opening windows and balcony doors, protectors should be attached to sharp corners such as tables and coffee tables, and sockets that children can reach should be closed with protectors. Children should not be left alone in places such as balconies, bathrooms, kitchens, gardens, and in order to prevent the carpets from slipping at home. non-slip pads should be used, socks and shoe bottoms should have anti-slip properties, protective child doors should be installed to prevent unauthorized access to the stairs, and the bathroom and kitchen floors should not be left wet. For example, we can say 'this is sugar' when our child is drinking medicine. This is very wrong. Do not launch it as 'sugar'. Then he eats a medicine he finds as sugar. These simple and easy measures will protect your child from great disasters. "
Açıkgöz, who invited parents to be conscious about first aid and definitely to take courses, said, "Let's not forget that preventing home accidents is much easier and painless than treating them after they occur. As long as we believe in the importance of this. Let's know what can be done to prevent home accidents, teach our environment and let's apply. " called.
Karaman Haber - Source: AA