Kids Risk Serious Injury From Door Hinges, Study Warns
on: November 10, 2008, 6:18 am
Release Author: Warren Enterprises LLC
Release Summary: A recent study of more than 11,000 children published
in the journal Pediatrics found that door hinges and frames represent
the greatest danger to small children in the form of hand and
Release Body: (SOUTHBURY, CT)—A recent study of more than
11,000 children published in the journal Pediatrics found that
door hinges and frames represent the greatest danger to small
children in the form of hand and finger injuries.
The results of these injuries can lead to surgery, and one prominent
anesthesiologist is paving the way in helping parents understand
what that means for their kids.
Dr. Armen Ketchedjian, author of the book Will
It Hurt? A Parent’s Practical Guide to Children’s
Surgery, says that the injuries children sustain can
often only be repaired through surgery, and that parents should
prepare for that possibility.
Most of these injuries occur when doors close on a child’s
fingers, a problem made worse in countries without legislation
mandating safer door systems designed to help kids stay safe.
“When you hear that your child must have surgery it can
be a terrifying experience” says Dr. Ketch,
as he is known to his patients. “It’s not easy
to accept that your child needs an operation, but once you know
that he or she does, it’s imperative that you help prepare
your child as best you can.”
Will It Hurt? is Dr. Ketch’s way of furthering
parent education in the days and hours surrounding child surgeries
that result not only from injuries such as those caused by door
frames and hinges, but also from developmental problems, childhood
diseases and birth defects.
has been shown that children have an easier time with surgery
and recovery when they are less anxious, and a great way to help
that happen is to have the parents be less anxious,”
says Dr. Ketch. “That often means educating them so
that their fears are alleviated at least a little bit.”
Dr. Ketch’s book covers important topics for parents whose
children need surgery, including:
What to do the day of the surgery
What to do if their child needs to stay overnight
How to choose a surgeon
What questions to ask of the child’s doctors
What to expect as the child recovers from surgery
Will It Hurt? helps educate parents about pediatric
surgery. It is an easy-to-read resource that will give parents,
their child and their families the help and reassurance they need
to make any surgical experience as stress-free as possible.
Listed in The Guide to America’s Top Anesthesiologists by
the Consumer Research Council of America, Dr. Ketch trained at
Cornell Medical Center, with a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center and a pain management elective at Boston Children’s
Hospital. He has worked to help develop new techniques in ambulatory
anesthesia, taught medical students and residents, and cared for
more than 10,000 patients.
Dr. Ketch is also the author of the children’s book Golden
Apples (winner of the 2008 Reviewer’s Choice Award),
a beautifully illustrated book that aims to help educate children
about the dangers of drug abuse.
For more information, contact the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARREN ENTERPRISES, LLC and author Dr. Armen G. Ketchedjian chose
Arbor Books, Inc. (www.ArborBooks.com)
to design and promote Will It Hurt? A Parent’s Practical
Guide to Children’s Surgery. Arbor Books is an
internationally renowned, full-service book design, ghostwriting
and marketing firm.
(Will It Hurt? A Parent’s Practical Guide to Children’s
Surgery by Dr. Ketch; ISBN: 0-9815373-0-8; $14.95; 172 pages;
5½” x 8 ½”; softcover with illustrations;
WARREN ENTERPRISES, LLC)
Details: Warren Enterprises LLC
PO Box 547, Southbury, CT 06488
Contact: Armen G. Ketchedjian, MD Phone: 203-304-2419