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Leaving Your Child in a Hot Car = Deathtrap

Summary: Every year dozens of children die or are seriously injured from being left in a hot vehicle.
Air Date: 8/2/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Michael Gerardi, MD
Dr. Michael Gerardi is the vice president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is from Morristown, NJ, where he serves on the faculty for emergency medicine/pediatric emergency medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is also the director of pediatric medicine at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Gerardi is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He is a member of the Medical Legal Committee and the ACEP/AAP Advanced Pediatric Life Support Task Force. Within ACEP, Dr. Gerardi has served on the Finance Committee and Section Affairs Committee and previously chaired the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee. Dr. Gerardi has been active in the New Jersey Chapter of ACEP, having been elected Treasurer and Secretary prior to tenure as president from 2001-2002.

Dr. Gerardi graduated from Georgetown University Medical School and completed his residency training at Emory University Hospitals in Atlanta.
Leaving Your Child in a Hot Car = Deathtrap
Kids and hot cars are a deadly combination.

Every year dozens of children across the country die or are seriously injured from heatstroke due to being left in a hot vehicle.

There are additional risks for leaving your child alone in a car, especially when temperatures are extreme.

Don't be foolish.

In this segment, special guest Dr. Michael Gerardi shares the risk factors of leaving your children unattended, no matter their age, as well as how to protect them from heatstroke.