Seat belt misuse by a child transported in belt-positioning booster seat with deadly consequences.

Joseph O'Neil, Thomas M. Rouse, Jodi Hackworth, Matthew Howard, Dawn Daniels

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Child passenger safety has been a major public health victory, but there is still work to be done. This case presentation is about a 5-year-old boy who placed the shoulder portion of the lap-shoulder seat belt behind his back who was recently killed in a motor vehicle crash. This article reviews what trauma nurses need to know about the latest improvements in child passenger safety practices. Also presented are important resources for trauma nurses to share with families to improve travel safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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