At Sanford Health, we are committed to reducing head injuries and helping to prevent the long-lasting effects that result from a traumatic head injury. The Kohl’s Caring Hands program is designed to help parents understand how to prevent both accidental and non-accidental brain injuries in children. Kohl’s Caring Hands focuses on educating parents about:
According to the Sanford Medical Center trauma date for 2014 and 2015, the number of trauma cases increased from 2014 to 2015. Of the 204 trauma cases in 2015, 27 percent of the cases were related to falls and 18 percent resulted in trauma to the head. In addition, the number of non-accidental head trauma incidents, like shaken baby syndrome, has continually increased from nine in 2013 to 18 in 2015.
The continual growth of both accidental and non-accidental trauma to children is alarming, and Sanford and Kohl’s Caring Hands is dedicated to helping reduce these numbers for good.