Safety at home
The Legacy Oregon Burn Center sends teams throughout the Northwest to teach parents and school-age children about the risk of burn injuries. We also have a program to help recovering pediatric burn patients re-enter the school system. Call 503-413-2398.
A child-safe home
Is your home a safe place for children to live and play? Here's help to make sure.
Crib safety standards
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new safety standards for cribs:
Crying babies and shaken baby prevention
Baby won't stop crying? Do you know about the period of PURPLE crying? Learn practical tips on soothing your baby, information on sleep habits, crying and colic, as well as advice just for dads, family and friends at the Period of PURPLE Crying website.
Visit www.dontshake.org for more information on the national Shaken Baby Prevention program.
Click your knitting needles together to prevent child abuse!
Every 13 seconds, U.S. poison centers get a call — and half the time it's about a child under the age of 5.
- For all poison emergencies, call 1-800-222-1222.
- Visit the Oregon Poison Center or Washington Poison Center.
- Download a smartphone app for poison control.
The Safety Center
The Randall Children's Hospital Safety Center, in the lobby of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, is a fun and innovative facility. Designed to resemble a typical home, it offers hands-on practice and one-on-one education to show you how to protect curious children. Learn more about The Safety Center.
Window falls are predictable — and preventable. We can help you prevent child window falls and explain what kind of window stop, lock or guard is needed for your particular windows.
Safety at play
Bike/sports helmet sales and fittings
Each year, Legacy provides more than 5,000 helmets for children and adults who bike, skateboard or snowboard, at a nominal or no fee, based on need. We also hold regular helmet clinics at which we sell helmets, adjust the fit and demonstrate how to wear them properly.
Beaches, boats and water sports — what could be more fun for children of all ages? But it's up to us to make sure the fun is safe.
Safety on the move
Car safety seats
When properly installed, car safety seats are about 70 percent effective in reducing fatalities and hospitalization for children.
- Installation: Most kids are not properly buckled in to their car safety seats. Our innovative car safety seat clinics will help keep your kids safe as they ride. Make an appointment to have your child's car safety seat checked.
- Recycling: Legacy will recycle your used/outdated car safety seats and dispose of the materials in an environmentally correct manner. Learn more
Safety anywhere, anytime
Learn when to take your child to the emergency room
When your child has an accident or sudden illness, do you call the pediatrician, dial 911 or head straight to the nearest emergency room? Most parents haven't thought this through in advance — but they should.
Leave your babysitter these important documents:
Find specialized children's emergency care, round the clock, at:
Learn CPR and AED
Legacy offers a course for lay rescuers who might be responsible for providing CPR during the critical minutes before professional help arrives. You will learn adult, child and infant CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED) operation, relief of airway obstruction, and how to recognize medical emergencies.
Barbecues, campouts and fireworks can mean summer fun — but be sure they don't cause burns. Every summer, thousands of Americans suffer burn injuries. Some of these are minor, but many require a long hospital stay.
- Learn about summertime burn safety