Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 35, and among the leading causes of injury or death nationally among all age groups. In most cases, these injuries are preventable.
Our ultimate goal is to prevent injuries before they happen.
Take a look at our growing library of injury prevention brochures and flyers.
Fireworks Safety (pdf)
Children between the ages of 10 and 14 were at three times the risk of fireworks injuries than the general population. About a third of the injuries were from small firecrackers, 21 percent from bottle rockets and 20 percent from sparklers.
How to Prevent Falls (pdf)
One in three adults 65 years or older will fall each year in the United States. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among older adults.
Child Pedestrians -- Keep Them Safe (pdf)
Pedestrian accidents involving children happen far too often. But they are preventable. Please review this vital information, provided by Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s Richie Pediatric Trauma Center, and educate your children.
Steer Your Teen in the Right Driving Direction (pdf)
Earning a driver’s license is a right of passage. It leads to independence and freedom, but also responsibility and risk. In fact, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.
Keep Your Children Safe (pdf)
Injury prevention tips to protect your family from falls, burns, poisonings, drowning, and road traffic injuries.
Halloween Safety Tips
Stephen Jones, MD, Medical Director Emergency Services, at Northridge Hospital joins the Los Angeles Fire Department offering Halloween safety tips for your children.
Holiday Safety for Your Family
The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. Unfortunately, for Emergency Department doctors it's also one of the busiest. Learn more about decorating safety and other tips to keep your children safe this Christmas holiday season.
Our flyers include: Don't Drive Distracted, Walking to School; Window Safety for Families for Children; and Back to School Tips.
Health News You Can Use
Physicians and health experts at Northridge Hospital keep you updated on a variety of health topics from heart disease, cancer, nutrition, menopause, pregnancy, work-life balance and even new ways we provide better care for you and your family.
Recent articles on family safety include: Take a Dip into Pool Safety, Tips to Keep Kids Safe and 5 Reasons to Throw Away Your Child's Car Seat.