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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Babysitter’s Checklist

Keep a list of qualified babysitters, and keep in mind that sitters should be at least 12 years old. A good rule of thumb the younger the child or children being watched, the older the babysitter should be.

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Child Home Safety

Approximately 4.5 million children are injured by hazards in the home each year. The good news is emergency care of children is far advanced today.

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Children with Special Health Care Needs

Up to 13 percent of children under age 18, or 9.4 million children, are living with chronic medical conditions.

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Toy Safety Tips

While adults enjoy giving toys and games to children, the safety and appropriateness of the gift should always be kept top of mind.

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Home First Aid Kit

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recommends that every home have a first aid kit to help respond to minor and some serious medical emergencies.

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Medicine Cabinet Annual Checkup

The New Year is a great opportunity to clean out and restock your medicine cabinet. Like a refrigerator, medicine cabinet supplies pile up. Those supplies can often expire and are not recommended for use anymore.

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Home Safety Checklist

How safe is your home? Most homes could be safer, and contain many hidden hazards that could be harmful to anyone. By taking a few simple steps to safeguard your home, you can help prevent many common home injuries from occurring.

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Childproofing Your House Prevents Injury and Saves Lives

Any new parent quickly learns that a toddler is into everything. It only takes a quick second for that child to get out of your sight and around something potentially dangerous.

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