Unless you are a medical practitioner, you may not be familiar with the medical aspects of child heat stroke or child / infant hyperthermia. What happens to the human body of a child who is exposed to high temperatures?
The Daily News In Galveston, TX, recently printed an outstanding article by two professors of pediatrics on the dangers that heat in a car poses to a child or infant. Key points include:
- A child’s or infant’s body is not able to handle heat like an adult body can
- Leaving a window open won’t help a child – they still can’t handle the heat like a healthy adult can
- A child can die in minutes left in a hot car
A child dying like this experiences a horrible and excruciating death. The authors point out that “Shock” sets in and “…the body’s blood pressure gets too low to pump oxygenated blood to all of the tissues in the body and cells in major organs, such as the:
- and Kidneys
can die and the organs can be permanently damaged. ”
Read the entire article at:
Don’t stop there: address the root cause that leads to children dying after being left in a car: common human forgetfullness. People who say, “It will never happen to me.” have become people who lose a child to this mistake and then decide to take extra precautions – after its been too late.
Except it: It’s a different world today. Full of distractions as never before. Forgotten child accidents happen to the best and brightest in our society after common distractions or change of routine.
Take the next step of acquiring a reminder device like the MyCue™ Streamer and use it evey time you carry a child passengers to help guard against accidentally forgetting a child in a car.