Advancing Emergency Care



Children in Hot CarsThe most precious cargo you can carry in your car is your child. But beware, temperatures INSIDE the car are much hotter than outside. Never intentionally leave a child alone in a hot car, and to prevent fatal accidents, always LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK. 

 

 firework safety

Emergency Physicians stress Firework Safety, to help preserve your fingers on The Fourth!

 

 

 

  

lawnmower safety
 

 

As more Americans venture outdoors this summer to do yard work, the nation’s emergency physicians urge caution and common sense when using lawnmowers or other powerful lawn tools. Here are some tips to cut your grass without cutting your limbs.

 


Pool Safety IINow that the unofficial start of summer is in full swing, many public and private pools are open for everyone's enjoyment.  But don't tread lightly when it comes to water safety.   

 

 Falls

 

Unintentional falls are the leading injury-related reason for why people seek emergency care, with almost 9 million visits occurring each year.

 

 

Saving Millions

Emergency departments are the hub for medical issues that come up suddenly and urgently, whether it’s the aftermath of a mass casualty event like the bombings in Boston, or a growing number of patients being referred by primary care doctors.
 
In an effort to help the public and lawmakers understand the unique role of the emergency department team and to bolster support to overcome the many challenges we face, ACEP launched a campaign in May 2013 called “Saving Millions” with a series of print ads, radio messages and a coordinated editorials in influential communications nationwide.