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Child’s Play: Keeping Kids Safe

child's PLAY Keeping Kids Safe Statistics ON KIDS AND THE ER OVER 52.8% 47.2% 25.5 million visits to of the patients of the patients the ER in 2010 for were boys were girls children younger than 18 Most Common FOR KIDS Reasons ER TO VISIT INJURY AND POISONING 7,647,000 Visits RESPIRATORY DISORDERS 6,809,000 Visits NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS 3,383,000 Visits Should Your IF YOU ARE EVER Child Go to IN DOUBT, the ER? CALL 9-1-1! BUMPS ON THE HEAD Probably not: Yes: If your child gets back up and If your child loses consciousness stops crying after you calm him or has an indentation on the head CUTS AND SCRAPES Probably not: Yes: If the injury stops bleeding If the wound is gaping after application of ice or won't stop bleeding FEVER Probably not: Yes: If you can make your child If the fever is 102.2 T or higher comfortable, check in with and combined with a stiff neck, your pediatrician vomiting, severe lethargy, or blue tongue, lips, or nails VOMITING Probably not: Yes: If the vomiting lasts for only 24 If he shows signs of dehydration hours or less or vomits after hitting his head Safety Tips TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HEALTHY PROVIDE ENCOURAGE safety gear such as helmets your child to play safely, and pads when riding bikes, both alone and with others skateboarding, etc. TEACH TEACH the importance of hand- washing at home and at school your child about what's safe to eat or drink and what can hurt him Infographic SUMMERVILLE Provided by MEDICAL CENTER PEDIATRICS www.tridenthealthblog.com Sources: http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb157.pdf http://www.whattoexpect.com/toddler/health-and-safety/ when-to-go-to-the-er.aspx http://www.johnmuirhealth.com/health-education/health- vwellness/childrens-health/preventing-child-injuries.html

Child’s Play: Keeping Kids Safe

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Injury and poisoning, respiratory disorders, and nervous system disorders were the most common reasons for children’s visits to the ER. Learn more about children’s visits to the ER by clicking ove...

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