Advancing Emergency Care



 Young Girl at SchoolSummer fun is almost over. It’s time to put away swimsuits, dust off the book bags and head back to school soon. Here are some tips to help your child stay safe.

 

 

 

 

Furniture SafetyThe nation’s emergency physicians handle tragic situations too often, but few things are more upsetting than the sudden death of a child — killed by a piece of a furniture, appliance or a television falling on them.

  

  

Children in Hot CarsThe most precious cargo you carry in your car is your child. But temperatures INSIDE the car are much hotter than outside. Never intentionally leave a child alone in a hot car, and to prevent fatal accidents, always LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK. 


 

 

 

 

Pool Safety IINow that the unofficial start of summer is in full swing, many public and private pools are open for everyone's enjoyment.  But don't tread lightly when it comes to water safety.   

 

 Falls

 

Unintentional falls are the leading injury-related reason for why people seek emergency care, with almost 9 million visits occurring each year.

 

 

Saving Millions

Emergency departments are the hub for medical issues that come up suddenly and urgently, whether it’s the aftermath of a mass casualty event like the bombings in Boston, or a growing number of patients being referred by primary care doctors.
 
In an effort to help the public and lawmakers understand the unique role of the emergency department team and to bolster support to overcome the many challenges we face, ACEP launched a campaign in May 2013 called “Saving Millions” with a series of print ads, radio messages and a coordinated editorials in influential communications nationwide.