Bridgeport, W. Va.—The pediatric staff at United Hospital Center hosted a children’s safety fair Monday, October 29, for ages 3-7. The fair was held in Classrooms 5 and 6 at UHC from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children, parents and teachers were invited to attend this annual event.
|Pictured is Officer G.P. Doyle from the West Virginia State Police talking with children from the Jungle Junction Pre-school about safety at the United Hospital Center Pediatric Department Children’s Safety Fair held on Monday, October 29, at UHC|
Several local agencies volunteered to participate and provided the following information and services:
- Finger printing and information and its importance--FBI
- Halloween, community, and medication safety--UHC pediatric nurses and pharmacists
- Animal Safety--WV Department of Natural Resources
- Fire Safety--Bridgeport Fire Department
- Drug Awareness and Community Safety--Bridgeport Police Department and Harrison County Sheriff's Department
- Germ Safety--Harrison County School Nurses
- West Virginia Highway Safety Program
- West Virginia State Police
“We help families to build good health and safety habits into their daily lives,” said Annetta Payne, UHC pediatrics nurse manager. “The information was presented to the children in a nonthreatening environment through a fun and entertaining manner.”
Local schools, pre-schools and daycare centers were invited. The Safety Fair was held in honor of Pediatric Nurses Week at UHC, an observance endorsed by the Society of Pediatric Nurses. The Society of Pediatric Nurses is a non-profit international nursing association dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing care of children and their families through supporting its members clinical practice, education, research and advocacy. If you are interested in participating in the 2012 UHC Children’s Safety Fair please contact Annetta Payne or Brandy Harris at 681.342.4150.