amiekendall By amiekendall, 15th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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this is all about accidents in alot more detail and not just what we may call an accident


What are they?
Accidents are common in childhood. Most of them aren't serious, but a significant number each year are fatal or cause disability.

Accidents, especially those affecting children, are now often referred to as 'unintentional injuries'.

What causes them?
The list of possible causes for accidents is endless. Road traffic accidents are a major cause of fatal accidents, especially when the child is a pedestrian, followed by fire, drowning, suffocation, falls, inhalation of a foreign body and poisoning.

Head injury leading to brain damage is the main cause of disability from accidents, while accidents that cause disfigurement or cosmetic damage, such as burns and scars, can lead to profound psychological problems.
Who's affected?
Children are vulnerable to particular types of accidents depending on their age and stage of development.

Toddlers, for example, tend to be at risk from falls, burns and ingestion of poisons, while older children are more likely to fall from trees or to have a bicycling accident.
What are the symptoms?
Accidents can lead to traumatic injuries. For example, damage to normally functioning tissues such as broken bones, cuts and wounds, bruises and haemorrhages, burns and scalds, which are clearly related to the event.

But sometimes the lack of any obvious harm can be falsely reassuring. In particular, trauma to the abdomen can lead to internal injuries, such as a ruptured spleen. This may not be apparent at first but can cause the sudden onset of severe symptoms, such as collapse, some time later. The effects of accidental poisoning and of smoke inhalation are two other examples.



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i work 35 hours a week i am 23 yrs old i like to write reead and crochet. i am also studying bookkeeping and accounts. i lso write about what is in the news and poetry, i am writing for triond for over a year but not getting much from them.

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