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Back-to-School Safety Tips: How to Prevent Injuries

Summary: Why do you need a school safety check list?
Air Date: 8/21/15
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Kevin Klauer, DO
Klauer Dr. Kevin Klauer serves as American College of Emergency Physicians Council Speaker on the Board of Directors. He is also the Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director of the Patient Safety Organization for TeamHealth.

He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Klauer serves as the Medical Editor-in-Chief for ACEP Now, ACEP's monthly publication, and as former Editor-in-Chief for Emergency Physicians Monthly publication. He is the co-author of three risk management books: Bouncebacks: Pediatrics, Emergency MedicineBouncebacks: Medical and Legal and Risk Management and the Emergency Department: Executive Leadership for Protecting Patients and Hospitals.

He has received the EMRA Robert Dougherty ACEP/EMF Teaching Fellowship and also the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award.

In 2014, he was the recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians Honorable Mention Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award and was recognized by the Ohio Chapter of ACEP with the Bill Hall Award for service. Dr. Klauer earned his Executive JD, with honors, from Concord Law School in 2011.
Back-to-School Safety Tips: How to Prevent Injuries
Your child's summer fun is coming to an end, and it's almost time for school to start up.

It's important to find time to talk to your child about school safety... issues like food allergies, peer pressure, and preventing back issues from a stuffed backpack and playground injuries.

For instance, the most common injury children and teens face occurs in the low back, and it's from the backpack your child uses.

How can your child be safe while getting back into the hectic schedule of school?

Dr. Kevin Klauer joins Dr. Leigh to discuss back-to-school safety tips.
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