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Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

Hyperthermia Deaths of Children in VehiclesJune 29, 2011

Complete and mail back the evaluation form at the end in order to get CEU credits.

Webinar brought to you by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems’ EMSC Program, with funding by the Maryland State Highway Office.


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles

Hyperthermia Deaths of Children in Vehicles

Jan Null, CCM

San Francisco State University


Recent headlines

  • Girl, 2, dies in daycare van

  • Toddlers died of hyperthermia

  • Police: Baby Left in Car Died from Overheating

  • New Braunfels infant dies in hot car

  • Child dies after being left in pickup

  • New Orleans police investigating death of small boy

  • …. and 9 more similar headlines this year

Recent Headlines


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

16


2010 headlines

  • Twins die trapped inside a hot vehicle

  • Funeral today for girl found dead in hot van

  • Baby left in truck all day dies

  • Toddler dies after being left in hot car

  • Baby daughter dies after dad forgets her inside his car

  • Son dies after 9 hours in car

  • …. And 43 more similar headlines in 2010 ….

2010 Headlines


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

49


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

How Many?

510+


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

1991-199721 Airbag Deaths/yr11 Hyperthermia/yr

1998-2010<1 Airbag death/yr38 Hyperthermia/yr


What circumstances

253

100 of the “forgotten” children (44%) wereto have been dropped off childcare/preschool .

What Circumstances?

150

86


How old

  • Average Age = 21 months

  • Youngest = 1 month (2 cases)

  • Oldest = 13 years

How Old?


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

When?


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

More states have laws against leaving pets in vehicles

Current Law


Hyperthermia

  • Child’s less capable of cooling their bodies

  • Body temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster

  • Heat Stroke

    • Body ≥ 104 ° F

    • System shuts down

    • Symptoms

      • Stops perspiring, faintness, cramps, rapid pulse, and possible delirium or coma

    • Death at 107 ° F

Hyperthermia


Hyperthermia1

… or severe brain damage:

Before:

"He was talking, walking, running and acting up,” his mother said. "He was potty trained. He was beginning to talk to us in sentences ... ”

And now:

"Demarion can't talk anymore,” she said. "He moans. He doesn't walk. He doesn't crawl. He's no longer potty trained. He has to be fed through a tube … He can’t give us a hug anymore.”

Hyperthermia


My involvement

  • Almost 10 Years

  • July 24, 2001, San Jose California

    • Kyle Patrick Gilbert (5 mo)

    • Left by 19-year-old father

  • Media asked “How hot did it get in the car?”

  • Only study was by LA State Med. Soc. for only a single 93° day

My Involvement?


How hot how fast

  • Summer 2002 observational study

  • 16 study days

    • Outside air temperatures from 72 ° - 96° F

  • On two days, measurements were also made with the windows “cracked” 1.5 inches

How Hot? How Fast?


How cars get hot

Incoming Shortwave Solar Radiation Warms Interior Objects

How Cars Get Hot

Outgoing Longwave Radiation Heats the Air

Air and Windows are Transparent to Sunlight


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How Hot? How Fast?


How hot how fast2

How Hot? How Fast?


An 80 day

An 80° Day


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Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

Future Efforts

  • Temperatures

    • Extended time periods

    • Different vehicle types

  • Incident Statistics

    • Find unknown cases

      • Lexis-Nexis

      • Networking

  • Outreach

    • SafeKids

    • National Weather Service

    • Harrison’s Hope


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

Safety Recommendations

  • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle. 

  • Not even for a minute!

  • If you see a child unattended in a hot vehicle

  • Call 9-1-1.

  • Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when

  • unloading. Don't overlook sleeping babies.

  • Have a plan that your childcare provider will call you if

  • Your child does not show up for school.


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

Safety Recommendations

  • Teach your children that vehicles are never to be used as a play area.

  • Keep keys and remote entry devices out of reach.

  • If a child is missing

    • Check the pool first

    • Check the car, including the trunk


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS

SafeKids

National Weather Service

Harrison’s Hope


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

Contact Information

  • Jan Null, CCM

    • San Francisco State University

    • 408-379-7500

    • [email protected]

    • ggweather.com/heat/


Hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles june 29 2011

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