Happy Halloween and make it a safe day for kids


As a parent my number one priority is keeping my kids safe. Halloween has gotten a bit of a bad rap for being dangerous for children. Nick Nudell helped me filter the NEMSIS data (and by help I mean he did all the hard actual work and I just wrote about it) to find out if traumatic pediatric cardiac arrest, presumably from the blunt trauma of being struck by a motor vehicle, is more common on Halloween.

Read about what we Nick found out.

Halloween: Is it the most dangerous day for kids?

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