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Infants and young children are particularly susceptible to suffering from burn injuries because of their vulnerability and their inquisitive nature. In fact, the most common types of accidents among young children involve burn injuries. Parents can reduce the risk that their children will wind up in the local hospital with a burn injury by following a few safety guidelines.
Practice Fire Safety
Fire safety is a must for every household, especially for families with young children. Parents should install smoke alarms on every floor of the home, including one in each bedroom. Check the batteries every month and replace them every six months. It’s advisable to keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Additionally, hospital staff recommends that each family have a fire escape plan, along with an emergency ladder on the upper floor of the home. Other fire safety tips include never leaving candles unattended, and keeping matches and lighters away from children.
Beware Electrical Appliances
In a home with young children, all electrical outlets should feature child safety covers. Electrical cords should be kept out of reach of children and parents should regularly check cords for signs of wear and tear. Physicians also recommend using a cool mist humidifier, rather than a warm mist appliance, to reduce the risk of burns among young children.
Be Careful with Foods and Liquids
Since young kids have a tendency to grab at nearby objects, it’s advisable to place pots and pans on the back burners whenever possible or to turn the handles toward the back of the stove. Keep containers with hot liquids away from the edges of the table or counter. Remember to test the temperature of hot foods or liquids before giving them to your child.
In the event that your child does suffer a burn injury, Kendall Regional Medical Center offers a dedicated pediatric emergency department within our community hospital. The staff members at our patient-centered hospital are proud to serve you and your family with compassionate care and prompt ER responses. We invite families throughout the Miami-Dade area to call (305) 921-0961 to learn more about the services available at our hospital, including orthopedic surgery and trauma care.
Last updated 3 days ago
Patients often dread going to the emergency room of their local hospital because they are notorious for long waiting times. At Kendall Regional Medical Center, we’ve solved that problem with drastic changes to improve both the speed and quality of patient care.
You can watch this video to hear more about what goes on behind the scenes at the ER of Kendall Regional Medical Center. You’ll hear from our ER director as she explains why the triage area was removed from the lobby and how patients can go directly to an exam room within 30 minutes of their arrival at our hospital. You’ll also learn about the pride our hospital staff takes in providing comprehensive patient education in all aspects of care.
Kendall Regional Medical Center is proud to serve the Miami-Dade community with compassionate, patient-centered care. Families throughout the area are welcome to speak with a registered nurse by calling our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (305) 921-0961.
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A video made with love by the children and teens of the Kendall Regional Pediatric Advisory Council: the patients and staff of the Kendall Regional Pediatric Unit show how to be BRAVE when you have to be in the hospital.#KendallBraveVideo
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Individuals with depression struggle with persistent emotional challenges and physical symptoms. Researchers still aren’t sure exactly what causes depression; however, it is believed to be a result of abnormal brain chemistry. It is known that depression has a number of risk factors. For example, you may be more likely to visit your local hospital for depression if you have a family history of the illness or a spouse with depression. Those who have previously struggled with depression may suffer from recurrent episodes.
In addition, people who have a personal history of traumatic brain injury, concussions, drug or alcohol abuse, child abuse or neglect, sexual abuse, or a history of bullying may be more prone to depression. Depression often co-exists along with other mental disorders, such as insomnia and anxiety. It may be more likely to affect those who have low self-esteem, negative thought patterns, lack of social support, and even chronic illnesses.
You can find help for depression and other mental illnesses at the Behavioral Health Unit of Kendall Regional Medical Center. Miami-Dade County residents can call our hospital at (305) 921-0961 for a referral to a behavioral health specialist.
Last updated 15 days ago
It’s quite common to think of a stroke as something that only happens to older adults. In fact, young people can also wind up in the hospital because of this serious medical condition. When you watch this video, you’ll hear the inspiring story of a young stroke survivor. Tia was only 20 years old when she suffered a stroke.
Tia had been watching football with her friends when she suddenly noticed that her speech became slurred. She lost consciousness and woke up in the hospital. Although Tia was told she’d never walk again, she was able to celebrate her one year anniversary of survivorship by getting out of her wheelchair and walking. Now, she helps spread the word about the importance of awareness of the signs of stroke.
Kendall Regional Medical Center is a hospital in Miami-Dade County that has been certified as a primary stroke center. If you think you or a loved one could be suffering a stroke, call 911 immediately; otherwise, you can reach our hospital at (305) 921-0961.