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Learn First Aid

Plan ahead for accidents and emergencies.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQs: Poison Prevention

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the National Poison Prevention Week and tips to help prevent accidental poisonings.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Poison Prevention Week Council

First Aid for Electrical Accidents

This online fact sheet provides step-by-step instructions for the first aid treatment of victims of electrical shock and electrical burn accidents.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gun Safety

This article is written to teach kids about gun safety and about ways they can protect themselves from being hurt by guns.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Hot Water Burns

This fact sheet reviews treatment and prevention for minor and severe burns. Tips are given to help you test your water heater's temperature.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Paralysis Resource Center: Health Insurance

Hospitals that accept federal money must provide a certain amount of free or reduced fee care. Find more information through your hospital's social services department.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Pool Safety: Simple Steps Save Lives Videos

Watch these short videos on pool and spa safety to learn how you can prevent childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Preventing Eye Injuries

Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Protect the Ones You Love from Burns

This CDC initiative helps raise parents' awareness about the leading causes of child injury in the United States and how they can be prevented. Knowing how to prevent burns is a step toward this goal.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Protect the Ones You Love: Drownings

Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4. Here are some tips on what you can do to prevent drowning.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Safety Tips: Drowning Prevention

Drowning is a quick and silent killer and leading cause of death for children. Learn why kids are at risk and what you can do to protect your family and community.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Safe Kids Worldwide

Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury often causes permanent disability or loss of movement (paralysis) and sensation below the site of the injury. Learn about treatments and rehabilitation services that enable many people with spinal cord injuries to lead productive, independent lives.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Spinal Cord Injury: Get Help

This site offers information about assistive technology, clinical trials, living well with spinal cord injury, and more.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Staying Safe

Articles for kids on how to stay safe and prevent accidents at home, school, and outside and what to do in the case of an emergency.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

The Nemours Foundation

Ten Tips to Prevent an Accidental Overdose

For a medicine to work for you—and not against you—you’ve got to take the right dose. Learn how to to avoid giving too much or too little of an over-the-counter medicine.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Unintentional Drowning: Fact Sheet

Find out how you can help to prevent water-related injuries during swimming and boating.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Happens in the Emergency Room?

Information written for children about what it is like have medical care in an emergency room (ER), including a description of the ER, the people they will see there, and what is likely to happen after an ER visit.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

The Nemours Foundation