Advancing Emergency Care


Furniture SafetyThe nation’s emergency physicians handle tragic situations too often, but few things are more upsetting than the sudden death of a child — killed by a piece of a furniture, appliance or a television falling on them.



Children in Hot CarsThe most precious cargo you carry in your car is your child. But 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. 

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.   




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.