UAMS to Hold Child Car Seat Safety Checks Sept. 17

By Amy Widner

Certified child passenger safety technicians will check that car seats are the appropriate size and have been correctly installed into vehicles. Arkansas law requires all children age 6 and under or who weigh less than 60 pounds be in a car seat.

“At least 90 percent of children in car seats are not properly restrained,” said Heather Smith, Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator, UAMS. “It’s not always easy for parents and caregivers to adjust the seat to the proper fit. Our technicians can help adjust the seat to make sure the child is safe and answer any questions.”

For more information, call Smith at 501-231-0304.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.