Pediatric thermal injuries are common, serious and in the majority of cases completely preventable, yet thermal injuries are the 3rd leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions for Canadian children under the age of four.
Too Hot for Tots! is an evidence based program which aims to educate parents and caregivers across Canada about burn hazards in the home and home child care settings in order to reduce the number of these preventable injuries.
Who Should Attend this Training?
Anyone who educates caregivers with young children.
- Early Years professionals
- Fire Fighters
- Public Health nurses
- Social Workers
- Early Childhood Educators
During this 3-module series, Firefighters, Early Childhood Educators, Public Health Nurses and Family Support Workers will be taught how these injuries happen and why. Evidence based - best practice prevention strategies will be shared, as well as suggestions on how to effectively implement this program in a community setting. Participants will be eligible to receive a complimentary Too Hot for Tots! Tool Kit and a certificate upon course completion.
Please note that there is one enrollment fee of $40. This includes all three webinar hours.
Frances MacDougall is a registered nurse and the creator of the Too Hot for Tots! Program.
After working on the burn unit at BC Children’s Hospital for 18 years and hearing parents and caregivers say they were not aware of the burn hazards in their home or how seriously their children could be injured, Frances developed Too Hot for Tots! to address this knowledge gap.
Over the past two decades, Frances has presented at local, national and international conferences sharing her unique knowledge and understanding of this issue with parents, educators and special interest groups.
Just recently, in December, 2018, Frances was honoured with the Excellence in Nursing Advocacy Award from the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) for her role in raising awareness about burn prevention. https://burnfund.org/