Helping Parents Prepare for a Medical Emergency
Parents and guardians, school is back in session! And while we all hope that our children have a prosperous and healthy school year, there's always the chance of a medical emergency. No one wants to think about their child getting hurt, but it's important to be prepared for anything. From an accident on the playground to an allergic reaction, here are some tips on how to handle a medical emergency at school.
Update Contact Information
First and foremost, make sure your child's school has up-to-date contact information for you and your family. That way, if something does happen, the school can get in touch with you right away.
Update Medical History With the School Nurse
It’s possible that your child’s needs have changed since the school year ended. That’s why it's also a good idea to keep an updated list of your child's allergies and medications on hand, as well as any other pertinent medical information. This allows school staff to act quickly and appropriately in case of an emergency.
Try to Remain Calm
In the event of a medical emergency, it's important to stay calm and think clearly. This will help you better communicate with school staff and make sure your child gets the care they need.
It’s also important to have a talk with your little one and explain to them what to do if they get hurt at school — including letting their teacher know and trying to stay calm until you get there.
Reach Out to the Other Parents
Finally, don't hesitate to reach out to other parents for support.. If you're feeling overwhelmed, there's no shame in seeking out guidance from those who have been through it before. We're all in this together!
Pediatric Emergency Care in Longview, Nacogdoches, and Odessa
In addition to preparing for an emergency at school, it’s important to know where to take your child for the best care. At Excel ER, we proudly care for our Longview, Nacogdoches, and Odessa communities.
To learn more about the services we offer, visit our website today.
Getting your recommended reading in before the school year? Here are two blogs to catch up on: