Frontline support – enhancing child and family health nurses’ knowledge about child car seats
In NSW, a significant burden of injury and death of children is road related, including children as passengers in vehicles. Child and Family Health Nurses (CFHN) are uniquely positioned to reach families, especially in regional, rural and remote areas. Kidsafe NSWlaunched a four-staged project, funded by Transport for NSW, to increase awareness and understanding of road rules and child car seat use. Evaluation of the project showed that the CFHN participants gained knowledge and passed this information to parents and carers of young children. The project reached 537 CFHN, which carries a potential reach of 7500 families per week.