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Child Passenger Safety

To provide evidence-based recommendations for best practice in the choice of a child restraint system to optimize safety in passenger vehicles for children from birth to adolescence.

  • Author(s): American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Published: Pediatrics 2011; 127;788, March 2011
  • Date: 03 Apr 2012
  • Format: Web Page Link

Child Restraint Use Survey: LATCH Use and Misuse

Objectives: To collect information about the types of restraint systems being used. In particular, to identify whether drivers with Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)-equipped vehicles were using LATCH, and if so, were the seats properly installed.

  • Author(s): Lawrence E. Decina, Kathy H. Lococo, and Charlene T. Doyle
  • Published: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, December 2006
  • Date: 09 Apr 2012
  • Format: Adobe Portable Document Format

Childhood Crash Injury Patterns Associated with Restraint Misuse: Implications for Field Triage

Objectives: To describe the injury patterns associated with restraint misuse in the pediatric population, with particular focus on clues to significant injury that can be identified by the pre-hospital provider that may impact subsequent triage decisions.

  • Author(s): Eileen M. Bulger, MD; Robert Kaufman, BS; Charles Mock,MD, PhD
  • Published: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 2008;23(1): 9–15
  • Date: 09 Apr 2012
  • Format: Adobe Portable Document Format