Phoenix Children's releases "free car seat helper" app for mobile phones
Phoenix, Ariz. (October 17, 2011) – The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Center has unveiled a free “Car Seat Helper” app available at the iTunes App Store and Android Market. It’s an easy way for parents and caregivers to choose the right car seat for their children at any age.
The “Car Seat Helper” app is designed to help select the appropriate seat for a child’s age, height and weight and based on the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The app also helps users find local resources for correct car seat installation, making it a convenient resource for families throughout the United States.
In addition to those benefits, the “Car Seat Helper” app offers information about all car seat types with instructional videos and eye-opening facts related to car seats.
According to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as many as 75 percent of car seats on the road today are not properly installed. Properly installed and used child safety seats have been shown to reduce fatal injuries in infants by 71 percent and 54 percent in children from ages 1 to 4.
“The ‘Car Seat Helper’ provides clear information about choosing and using the right car seat for a child at every age,” says David Notrica, MD, medical director of Phoenix Children’s Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. “It’s a great resource for parents, caregivers and health professionals written by true experts in car seat safety."
Visit www.phoenixchildrens.com/carseat to download the free app to your iPhone or Android phone.
About Phoenix Children’s Injury Prevention Center
As part of the Level I Pediatric Trauma Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Injury Prevention Center promotes safe and healthy children, families and communities. The center provides a variety of services, including: child passenger safety; home safety; bicycle and pedestrian safety; watery safety; and strengthening families.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 345 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley.
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