Thom Golden, R.N.
This month we are focusing on child safety in the home with special guest speaker Thom Golden
, known as "Dr.
Thom Golden, president and founder of Dr. Baby Proofer, has been an RN for 30 years.
Trained and experienced in emergency room pediatric trauma, Thom
witnessed many cases of child injuries and poisonings that he
recognized were mostly preventable.
Realizing that he
would rather help prevent childhood trauma and injuries before they could occur, Thom
began to research, develop, and test child safety products that he
knew would be essential to this process.
And so, "Dr.
was determined to create a new educational field where he
would research, test and sell only the best quality child safety products to parents and other caregivers who were eager to create a safer environment for their kids.
Just as important, he
specially trained staff would provide the education in how to use and install these products.
Little did he
know that he
would become an early pioneer in the brand new
field of Child Safety.
subsequently began to conduct in-home evaluations for parents to help determine the needs of each individual home environment.
now educates much larger groups as well, in what he
terms "preventative education" seminars for new and expectant parents, speaking at hospitals, medical schools, and parent organizations, as well as to the community through television and radio.
Today, as a training specialist, Thom
also teaches others from around the country how to become "babyproofers", thus creating child safety specialists across the US.
As the founder of the International Association for Child Safety (IACS) in 1996, Thom
has been called upon as a nationally renowned child safety expert by publications such as "Better Homes
and Gardens" magazine, "Southern Living," "NurseWeek,"
"Independent Business," "The Mommy Guide," "Dallas Child," "Dallas Family Values," The Dallas Morning News
, The Ft.Worth Star-Telegram, and others.
is a regular contributor on KRLD news radio 1080, as well as a featured expert on TXCN Cable News, CNN
, the local ABC affiliate, and the Fox network.
is sure to have some
valuable information for anyone with kids of any age.