Programs at Kootenai Health
Our commitment to injury prevention for people of all ages is an integral part of our commitment to the community.
Part of Kootenai Health’s trauma designation is a commitment to building awareness and preventing the most common injuries reported in our region. Here are details on our current injury prevention programs for people of all ages.
Safe Sleep – All new parents are provided education on safe sleep practices before leaving the hospital to prevent sudden infant death syndrome. Additionally, all babies born at Kootenai Health are provided a sleep sack to take home for continued safe sleep practices.
Helmet Safety – We provide regular helmet safety inspections (ski, motorcycle/atv and bicycle) at our Helmet Rodeos and give helmets to children in need. Upcoming rodeos will be listed on our event calendar.
Water Safety – We work with the local Kootenai County Sheriff’s department to provide loaner life jackets at regional boat launches along with safety education for children. Kootenai Health also supports the third-grade swim program offered through the Kroc Center.
Car Seat Safety – We provide regular car seat checks for the community. Make an appointment by calling (208) 625-4642.
Distracted Driving – We provide education to young adults at local schools about the dangers of distracted driving. If you are interested in scheduling a talk at your local school, please call (208) 625-4722.
Fall Prevention – Patients at Kootenai Health who are at risk for falls are provided fall prevention education to help reduce their risks of falling while in the hospital and after discharge. Additionally, Kootenai Health hosts a Balance and Fitness class to build strength and endurance.
Resources for Families
If you have questions about injury prevention, please call (208) 625-4722.