Emergencies: What to Know
In an emergency, could you remember important information about your child's health? What information should you have close by, just in case?
Can you treat a nosebleed? Do you know how to splint a broken bone? From minor injuries to medical emergencies, these guides help you deal with common childhood mishaps and injuries.
First aid guides
What Happens in the Emergency Room?
What should you do before going to the emergency room? What happens when you get there?
Being Prepared: First-Aid Kit
Adhesive bandages? Check. Alcohol wipes? Check. Ummm … what else should be in a first-aid kit?
When and How to Use 911
Does your child know how to use 911? Teaching kids how to use 911 is one of the easiest — and most important — lessons you'll ever share.
Getting Ready — Just in Case
Taking a Temperature
Taking a temperature is easy, but do you how to do it safely and accurately?
Knowing CPR can save a child's life by restoring breathing and circulation until medical help arrives.
Any child who might have a concussion should be checked out by their doctor or at the emergency room (ER). But it's OK to allow the child to fall asleep. In fact, especially for young kids, it can be hard to keep them awake.
After any hit to the head, though, a child who falls asleep and can't be wakened needs emergency medical care. Get help right away if that happens.
Learn more about concussions