What You Need to Know in an Emergency

What You Need to Know in an Emergency

Resources

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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.

National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org
The National Safety Council offers information on first aid, CPR, environmental health, and safety.

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 College of Emergency Physicians
http://www.acep.org/
Promoting the highest quality emergency care, ACEP is the leading advocate for emergency physicians and their patients.

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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