Safest Travel for Youngest Passengers
(8.5 x 11")


Preventing Child Heatstroke in Cars

Maryland healthcare agencies can borrow the outdoor heatstroke prevention display, with the in-and-out-of car temperature monitors that show how quickly a car heats up. For more information about the display, This 20" x 78" metal stand comes in 3 parts in a large plastic case (28" x 48" x 13"; 125 lbs). Five large magnets are also provided for your display vehicle to convey additional prevention messages, along with handouts.



Need a car seat checked for safety?

Want to learn how to re-install it properly?

Make an appointment at a local car seat check-up event!

NICU & Newborn Nursery Resources on CPS

Guidelines & Resources for Providers

To request an educational session on car seat safety for your unit's staff, 
please contact our Project coordinator at:

Car Beds & Seats for Premature or Medically Fragile (14 min. 24 secs.)
Updated Best Practice Guidelines on ICSC Test
Hospital Discharge Recommendations for Safe Transportation of Children

Patient Education

Information for Parents: The Infant Car Seat Challenge Test
The Infant Car Seat Challenge Test - Spanish version
Safe Ride News handouts on car seat topics - available in quantity.
Contact to order these free materials

Helpful Resources & References

Automotive Safety Program at Riley Children's Hospital
Carseats with Best Fit for Preemies & Small Newborns
SAMPLE waiver Form for Parents/Caregivers refusing to comply with hospital policy on safe transport of newborn 

Transporting Children with Special Needs


Glossary for Special Needs: Technology Assisted Care Equipment, Mediations & Machines (Printable PDF) 
Glossary for Special Needs: Disabilities & Medical Terminology (Printable PDF) 

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statements for Children with Special Needs:
Selecting and Using the Most Appropriate Car Safety Seats for Growing Children: Guidelines for Counseling  Parents /AAP Policy Statement 
Safe Transportation of Premature and Low Birth Weight Infants 
Safe Transportation of Newborns at Hospital Discharge
Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs

Other Links:
The following are links to resources where you can obtain further information on various special health care needs.

New, Free Car Seat Safety Materials

11 x 17" color poster: "Car Seat and Seatbelt Ages & Stages for Children"


English                                               Spanish

8.5 x 11" color information sheet" "Safest Travel for the Youngest Passengers." Available in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Korean. One can be mailed to you to copy or you can download these from our website.

To receive up to 10 Free posters or a set of printable "Safest Travel" handouts in five languages, email, or go to our website:

Pre-Driver Education Program

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth, yet preteens are less likely to be buckled up than younger children and adults, .and they often have other behaviors that increase their risk, such as distracting the driver, sitting in unsafe positions, and riding with unsafe drivers.

MIEMSS is seeking to address the problem with an innovative community or school-based educational program.

The Be-Tween Riding and Driving program has nurse and safety advocates educate youth ages 10 to 15 years to ride more safely in vehicles. The program builds on youths’ interest in becoming drivers in the near-future and uses a variety of educational techniques including: discussion, hands-on practice, audio-visuals, role plays, games, and pledging. Parents’ participation is an optional component of the safe driving pledge, which uses the Safe Kids Worldwide program, “Countdown2Drive.” 

The program and its materials are free to Maryland safety advocates and educators.  Train-the-trainer sessions can be scheduled by contacting the CPS & OP Healthcare Project, 410-706-8647 or

Facilitator Materials:

New Program Teaches Tweens to be Safer Car Occupants
Promotional Flyers for Tween Program
Principal Letter
Parental Permission Form
Pre Questionnaire for Participants
Post Questionnaire for Participants
Facilitator Feedback Form