Helping You Prevent Injuries
Who to Contact
For information about these programs, contact Joy Schmitter (720) 848-5165 or UCHCarSeatCheck@uch.edu
You may know that University of Colorado Hospital excels at the emergency care of serious injuries through the Emergency Department and Trauma Services, but do you know what we do for prevention of injuries?
University of Colorado Hospital is dedicated to the prevention of injuries through reality education, enabling risk recognition and informed choices about activities and behaviors.
Buckle Up Baby!
It’s the Law
Child Passenger Safety
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury-related death for children.
- Using a car seat can reduce the risk of death in car crashes by 71% and by 54% for toddlers.
- 7 out of 10 kids in car seats are not properly buckled in.
Metro Denver-area Car Seat Fit Stations
View/download list of locations/appointment times (last update April 2013)
4 Steps to Car Seat Safety
Securing our most precious cargo
- INFANTS should ride rear-facing until they are at least one year old and at least 20 lbs (as long as possible)
- CHILDREN should ride in a forward-facing harnessed car seat until they are at least 40 lbs and four years old or have reached the weight limit of their child safety seat
- Use booster seats for KIDS over 40 lbs and until the child reaches 8 years old
- KIDS 57 inches tall and at least 8 years old should always wear a seat belt when in the car
Read the Aurora Sentinel Story (in new window, click graphic to enlarge)
Aurora Sentinel story written by Brandon Johansson
Photo: Heather L. Smith, Aurora Sentinel