Resources: Button Batteries
Button battery injuries : demonstration kit
[PVC folder, 2014]
This A4 size kit contains a copy of the booklet "Button batteries: a demonstration plan for practitioners", a Babysitter checklist, 100 DLE pamphlets, and 3 posters. It also contains all the equipment a practitioner will need to carry out a demonstration of the caustic effects of button batteries.
The equipment includes scissors, plastic gloves, petri dishes, sharpie, post-it notes,and 2 packs of button batteries. Due to limited stock we can only supply one kit per request. This is a resource for practitioners and those running injury prevention programmes.
Button battery injuries : a demonstration plan for practitioners
This 11-page booklet gives an overview of button battery injuries and prevention strategies with key safety messages for caregivers.
It also includes a demonstration plan describing a procedure using button batteries and ham to show the effect that button batteries have on contact with living tissue.
This is a resource for practitioners and those running injury prevention programmes.Download SAFEKIDS Button Battery Injuries Brochure>>
Button battery injuries : a lesson plan for primary school students
Lesson plan about the risk of burns from ingesting button batteries. The plan is designed to be used with the button battery injury experiment. Suitable for curriculum levels 2-4. Subject areas: health and safety; science and technology.
Also published as: The battery controlled: a curriculum-based experiment from Safekids Aotearoa and Energizer. Starters & strategies, Term One, 2014. p. 3.
The battery controlled : risk of serious injury from battery ingestion : what medical professionals need to know
A factsheet about button batteries for medical practitioners. Information provided includes a description of the hazard, medical complications, treatment guidelines and links to more information.