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Whilst we’d all love to remain fit and healthy our entire lives, it’s inevitable that we’ll all get sick at some point. With hospitals getting an estimated average of 125.7 million outpatient visits per year, it’s clear to see that taking trips to the hospital is something many people will experience whether it’s for themselves or for a loved one.

But, as a parent, when your kids get sick it can take things to a whole new level. Common illnesses among children are completely normal and, due to germs spreading at school, it’s likely they’ll get sick more often than the average adult. But it’s also normal for you to worry a lot if your child is continually sick and, if you have reason to believe they could be suffering from something serious, an emergency visit to your local doctor or hospital may become necessary.

So, to make health emergencies as stress-free as they can be, it’s vital you prepare yourself to always be ready if your child needs to be taken for an emergency medical visit. Doing this will guarantee speed and efficiency which, in extreme cases, could save your child’s life. So, if you’re keen to get prepared for any family health emergencies that may suddenly occur, here are some tips!

Practice driving to the hospital

 This may seem unnecessary but, if you’ve got a screaming child in pain needing to get to the hospital as soon as possible, you want to ensure you know the quickest route without even having to think about it.

So, the best way to do this is simply through practice. Look at a map to identify the quickest route and keep doing it until it’s memorized. It’s also worth practicing the route from a variety of different locations like your home, workplace, and your child’s school, as you never know when an emergency will arise for either you or your kids.

But sometimes, a hospital may not be the best option as, if your child is complaining of severe mouth or tooth pain, it’s highly likely to be a dental emergency instead. So, it’s essential to also practice the route to your nearest emergency dentist near home with no insurance (if applicable) too!

And (it goes without saying), always make sure you have plenty of gas in your car. The last thing you want is for your car to become immobile when driving to the emergency room, so be sure to keep your fuel tank topped up at all times.

Keep your child’s details on-hand

When taking your child to the emergency room or even an urgent care center, it’s highly likely you’ll be asked a serious of questions about their medical history.

Unless you have a great memory and are able to memorize all required details, it’s highly recommended you keep a list of all this information in an easily-accessible spot so you can quickly grab it at a moment’s notice. Better still, keep a copy of these details in your purse just in case.

Medications your child may be taking, immunization history, full name and date of birth, your insurance provider and your child’s pediatrician’s details are all likely to be needed during an emergency visit, and the last thing you’ll want is to waste time frantically trying to find them around your home when your child needs immediate medical attention.

 Have a first-aid kit at all times

These days, first aid kits come in the minuscule-sized packages so there’s virtually no excuse not to have one! To ensure you’re able to cater for most minor emergencies, make sure you know exactly how to use everything in your chosen first aid kit in preparation.

If your child falls over or gets into a scrape, it may seem like an emergency when they’re hysterically crying in pain but generally unless they’ve cut themselves deeply or have broken a limb, a first aid kit will likely suffice.

Better still, first aid kits literally have no limits so, if you don’t want to opt for a pre-made option, you can always make your own at home. A selection of band aids, tweezers, antiseptic wipes, non-sticky dressings and a selection of child-safe medicines are a mere fraction of the essentials a useful first aid kit can contain.

Experiencing at least one medical emergency throughout your lifetime is extremely likely, especially if you have kids. Whilst it will inevitably cause some degree of stress, preparing and ensuring you have everything important on-hand at all times will certainly increase efficiency which is vital in any health emergency.

Whilst we’d all love to remain fit and healthy our entire lives, it’s inevitable that we’ll all get sick at some point. With hospitals getting an estimated average of 125.7 million outpatient visits per year, it’s clear to see that taking trips to the hospital is something many people will experience whether it’s for themselves or for a loved one.

But, as a parent, when your kids get sick it can take things to a whole new level. Common illnesses among children are completely normal and, due to germs spreading at school, it’s likely they’ll get sick more often than the average adult. But it’s also normal for you to worry a lot if your child is continually sick and, if you have reason to believe they could be suffering from something serious, an emergency visit to your local doctor or hospital may become necessary.

So, to make health emergencies as stress-free as they can be, it’s vital you prepare yourself to always be ready if your child needs to be taken for an emergency medical visit. Doing this will guarantee speed and efficiency which, in extreme cases, could save your child’s life. So, if you’re keen to get prepared for any family health emergencies that may suddenly occur, here are some tips!

Practice driving to the hospital

 This may seem unnecessary but, if you’ve got a screaming child in pain needing to get to the hospital as soon as possible, you want to ensure you know the quickest route without even having to think about it.

So, the best way to do this is simply through practice. Look at a map to identify the quickest route and keep doing it until it’s memorized. It’s also worth practicing the route from a variety of different locations like your home, workplace, and your child’s school, as you never know when an emergency will arise for either you or your kids.

But sometimes, a hospital may not be the best option as, if your child is complaining of severe mouth or tooth pain, it’s highly likely to be a dental emergency instead. So, it’s essential to also practice the route to your nearest emergency dentist near home with no insurance (if applicable) too!

And (it goes without saying), always make sure you have plenty of gas in your car. The last thing you want is for your car to become immobile when driving to the emergency room, so be sure to keep your fuel tank topped up at all times.

Keep your child’s details on-hand

When taking your child to the emergency room or even an urgent care center, it’s highly likely you’ll be asked a serious of questions about their medical history.

Unless you have a great memory and are able to memorize all required details, it’s highly recommended you keep a list of all this information in an easily-accessible spot so you can quickly grab it at a moment’s notice. Better still, keep a copy of these details in your purse just in case.

Medications your child may be taking, immunization history, full name and date of birth, your insurance provider and your child’s pediatrician’s details are all likely to be needed during an emergency visit, and the last thing you’ll want is to waste time frantically trying to find them around your home when your child needs immediate medical attention.

 Have a first-aid kit at all times

These days, first aid kits come in the minuscule-sized packages so there’s virtually no excuse not to have one! To ensure you’re able to cater for most minor emergencies, make sure you know exactly how to use everything in your chosen first aid kit in preparation.

If your child falls over or gets into a scrape, it may seem like an emergency when they’re hysterically crying in pain but generally unless they’ve cut themselves deeply or have broken a limb, a first aid kit will likely suffice.

Better still, first aid kits literally have no limits so, if you don’t want to opt for a pre-made option, you can always make your own at home. A selection of band aids, tweezers, antiseptic wipes, non-sticky dressings and a selection of child-safe medicines are a mere fraction of the essentials a useful first aid kit can contain.

Experiencing at least one medical emergency throughout your lifetime is extremely likely, especially if you have kids. Whilst it will inevitably cause some degree of stress, preparing and ensuring you have everything important on-hand at all times will certainly increase efficiency which is vital in any health emergency.

 

James Robinson works in the E.R department and shares his knowledge of what to expect and how to manage when an accident happens to a family member whether something major or minor.

 

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