Articles on Safety

20 Things This One Mom Learned During Her First ER Trip With Her Child

Plain and simple, being a parent is scary, and sometimes kids do some really unexpected things that can land them in the hospital. Meanwhile, other parents may talk themselves down from worry when their child really does need attention. So take it from this one mom and a few emergency room doctors on what a trip to the ER is all about and when you should definitely go, without a doubt.



Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning-What You Need to Know

If you’re like most parents, you probably figure once your child is done swimming or playing in the water, his risk of drowning is over. But “dry” and “secondary” drowning can happen hours after he’s toweled off and moved on to other things. There are steps you can take to keep your child safe.

Web MD


9 Medicines You Shouldn't Give Your Toddler

Young children are much more likely than adults to have adverse drug reactions, so giving your toddler prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication – even “herbal” medicines – is serious business.

From babycenter.com


9 Pediatric Emergency Essentials

Of the nation’s more than 5,700 hospitals, only about 250 are children’s hospitals. Only 6% of hospitals have all the pediatric supplies they need. If you have a choice of local ERs, ask your doctor which is best prepared to treat children.

From cnn.com


What to Do If Your Baby Catches Cold

Is that sniffle just a couple of runny boogers, or is it the start of the world’s worst ear infection? And what does snot have to do with earaches, anyway? Keeping track of every sniffle, cough and, let’s face it, fart can be a daunting task. See what parenting expert Beth Feldman, founder of Role Mommy has to say about spotting and treating your baby’s first cold.

From sheknows.com


7 Drugs That Can Kill Kids in a Single Pill

R Baby Foundation recommends you add the Poison Control Center Hotline to your cell phone: 1-800-222-1222

A review paper published earlier this month in the journal Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice outlined the risks of more than three dozen medicines that, the authors noted, could kill kids in a single swallow.

From wchbnewsdetroit.com


Are You Ready for An Emergency?

Most hospitals in the U.S. do not have the equipment or expertise to treat children in their emergency departments. Just six percent of U.S. hospital emergency departments have the necessary equipment, medications and experts to properly care for pediatric patients, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association.

From The Children's Hospital


Pediatric Emergency Care

Families should know the closest pediatric emergency room for the best care for your babies and children.

From Mt. Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital