Kids Health

Going to the Emergency Room

Going to the Emergency Room

Resources

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
http://www.cpsc.gov
This federal agency collects information about consumer goods and issues recalls on unsafe or dangerous products.

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org
The American Red Cross helps prepare communities for emergencies and works to keep people safe every day. The website has information on first aid, safety, and more.

Poison Control Centers
http://www.aapcc.org
Use this toll-free number to reach any of the United States' 65 local poison control centers - (800) 222-1222 - or visit the website to find the poison control center nearest you.

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org
This site, operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), provides information on family physicians and health care, a directory of family physicians, and resources on health conditions.

Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/blankform.pdf
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a form for all the vital information about the child's condition, and the doctors and other key contacts in case of an emergency. It's a good idea to post it near the phone, in the car, and in a prominent common area in the house.

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