Injury and Poisoning

Learn about the dangers of injury and poisoning. Talk to your child's doctor to find out what you should do in case of an emergency.

If your child experiences any of the following, please call 911 immediately.

  • Your child is having trouble breathing and is turning blue.
  • There has been a car accident and your child is unconscious or seriously injured.
  • Your child is having a seizure that lasts 3-5 minutes, is having difficulty breathing, or is turning blue.
  • Your child loses consciousness or is not responsive.
  • Your child might have a neck or spine injury.
  • Your child has a head injury with a loss of consciousness, persistent vomiting, or is not responding normally.
  • Your child has significant uncontrolled bleeding.

If your child has a possible poisoning call the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) for expert advice and they may direct you to the Emergency Room.

Injury Prevention Links

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