How Families Can Manage Medications To Help Keep Kids Safe

One call that emergency responders never like to hear is that of an accidental medication ingestion or possible overdose involving a child or teenager. As adults, it can be easy to assume that your child knows best or that a kid-proof seal will keep them out, but children can be more naive or determined than we realize until it’s too late. In the hopes of helping reduce your risk of ever needing to call 911 because your child ingested some […]

What To Do (And What To Avoid) While Waiting For An Ambulance

Even though many ambulances can arrive on the scene of an emergency in minutes, waiting for the ambulance can feel like a lifetime. You might feel helpless while you’re waiting for paramedics to arrive, but what you do in these moments can have a huge impact on the outcome of the situation. With that in mind, we wanted to share some things you should do (and some things you shouldn’t) while you’re waiting for an ambulance to arrive during an […]

Anaphylactic Shock And Emergency Medical Care  

Coming into contact with something that triggers an allergic reaction can lead to a life threatening situation within minutes. These life threatening allergic reactions are referred to as anaphylaxis, and the symptoms produced by your body’s reaction can send you into a state called anaphylactic shock, which can be deadly. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at allergens, anaphylactic shock and the role emergency medical providers play in helping patients suffering from a severe allergic reaction. Allergies And […]