Injury is the fifth leading cause of death overall in the United States according to the most recent figures. But many injuries are preventable. Start by hazard-proofing your home. Enroll the whole family in CPR courses sponsored by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. Keep a first-aid kit handy at home and on vacation, and replace its contents as they are used or expire. Keep up-to-date medical records for everyone in the family, and ask your doctor about MedicAlert identification tags for family members with medical conditions.
How to Prevent Medical Emergencies (PDF)