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Parent’s Guide to Child Emergencies

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Being a parent is an exciting time in one’s life. But it’s also a little frightening, being responsible for another person and keeping them safe. According to the CDC, an estimated 9.2 million children annually have an emergency room visit for an unintentional injury.

The following quick reference guide helps individuals give reasonable care for some of the most common childhood emergencies. If you believe you are experiencing a true emergency, always call 911, but this guide serves as general instructions for the following ailments:

  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Poisoning
  • Fainting
  • Head / facial injury
  • Fever

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