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Taking Your Child To The ER? What to Know Before You Go

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary:If you had to bring your child to the ER, would you know what to bring with you?
Air Date: February 13, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Alison Tothy, MD
Dr Alison S. TothyAlison S. Tothy, M.D. is the Medical Director and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics The University of Chicago Children's Hospital.


Taking Your Child To The ER? What to Know Before You Go
Nearly 20 percent of visits to emergency departments in the U.S. are for children.

Children have unique health needs; recognizing and meeting those needs is critical during serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

Parents can either help or hinder this emergency care.

Hear what every ER doc wishes parents knew before they bring their child to the emergency room.


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