If you are ever unsure about whether your child's injury needs emergency care, treat it as an emergency. Call 911 or your local emergency medical services right away for any serious injury.
Many minor injuries can be handled at home. However, there are times when a trip to the hospital emergency department is needed. In general, take your child to an emergency room after an injury anytime you think the problem may need urgent attention, including if your child has:
Once you provide first-aid treatment for your child, it is a good idea to call your child's physician to see if any follow-up care is needed.
This is a partial list. There are other problems that may require emergency care. Contact your child's physician for more information.
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Online Resources of Common Childhood Injuries & Poisonings
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