Emergency Care For You

The American Medicine Chest Challenge

The American College of Emergency Physicians, a national sponsor of the American Medicine Chest Challenge, is educating the public about safe disposal of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications in order to reduce the threat of drug abuse by children.

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Warning Signs of Childhood Emergencies

Because their bodies are not finished growing and developing, children's medical problems often differ from those of adults with different signs and symptoms from adults when they become injured or sick.

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Talking With Teens About Alcohol

Parents are the first line of defense against underage drinking and a booklet from MADD helps guide parents through these conversations with their kids.

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Taking a Child to the ER

A trip to the emergency department for a sick or injured child doesn’t have to be a scary experience. It’s the responsibility of a parent or guardian to prepare for the visit ahead of time.

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Scooter Safety for Kids

Require your child to wear a helmet whenever riding a scooter. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

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Prevent Tipping Furniture from Injuring or Killing Young Children

It can happen in a matter of seconds probably in anyone’s home. Every parent or guardian of a young child should look around their homes and imagine what could tip over, fall off walls and injure a child.

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Poison: How To Protect Your Child

A child is accidentally poisoned every 30 seconds, and more than half of these poisonings occur at home to children under age 5. It's important to remember that young children need to be closely supervised at all times.

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Pediatric Emergency Care: A Decade of Advancements

No one is more qualified to care for children in a medical emergency than emergency physicians. They receive comprehensive training in treating childhood emergencies and have more training in pediatric emergencies than other physicians, including pediatricians.

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More Than 200,000 Kids Treated in ERs Each Year for Playground-Related Injuries

Many playground injuries can be avoided if parents are mindful about the risks and teach children to obey safety rules

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Liquid Nicotine for Electronic Cigarettes Toxic for Kids

As electronic cigarette use proliferates, children are now increasingly at risk of toxicity from ingestions of much larger quantities of nicotine from highly concentrated refill liquid

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