NAEYC-defined Critical Injury

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Critical injury is defined as an injury that:

  • places life in jeopardy,
  • produces unconsciousness,
  • results in substantial loss of blood,
  • involves the fracture of an arm or a leg,
  • involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot,
  • consists of burns to a major portion of the body,
  • or causes the loss of sight in an eye.