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Grand Lake Health System Provides Bike Helmets to New Bremen Second Grade Students

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Grand Lake Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner, Julie DeVine, educated the New Bremen second grade students on the importance of wearing a helmet and  New Bremen Police Chief Mike Skinner will also present on bike safety.

“Helmets for bike safety are important to protect the brain. Our brain is covered by bones, but bones break under pressure. I encourage children to be safe and wear a helmet so you can ride your bike again.” states Julie DeVine, CPNP-PC.

Head injury is the most common cause of death and serious disability in bicycle-related crashes.  Among the survivors of nonfatal head injuries, the effects of the can be profound, disabling, and long-lasting. Recent studies show, more than 40% of all deaths from bicycle-related head injury were among persons younger than fifteen years of age. More than 75% of the persons treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related head injury were also under fifteen.

The Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP) in concert with the Safe Kids Coalition sponsors a helmet education program throughout the state every spring to educate first and/or second-grade students about bicycle safety and the importance of bicycle helmets. In addition, the children will be given a bicycle helmet in the hope that they will wear it regularly.

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