The Department of Health, through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is one legitimate source of information for families. Often, the risk in depending on the internet or hearsay from well-meaning family members and friends increases and can be confusing, to say the least.
Knowing what to do and where to go when your child, spouse, or teen is facing a medical crisis could mean the difference between recovery and loss of a limb or faculty. Also, knowing ahead of time what to do can change the outcome by a wide margin. For example, if your child was injured when playing in a sports event, and you rely only on the on court nurse to check your child, you might miss a step in his trauma care.
By downloading the free information on http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/ncipc.aspx, you have provided more protecting through knowledge of basics in health care. You will know that it is vital that your child see a doctor as soon as possible. Internal injuries mean that there is nothing obviously different with your child, and the slight signs can be missed altogether. Many parents will assume since there is no blood, there is no wound. They fail to see that the body can be bleeding inside.
Protecting your family is being aware. Awareness is only good if you procure the right kind of information. The problem besetting the internet today is that so many people have launched websites and provide content in a race to be a top site. Being a top site is the business angle because you get more advertisers, which translate to more income.
Many will automatically assume that once a website looks authoritative, with great graphics and photos, it has the correct information. When dealing with your health and that of your loved ones, take no chances. Verify, verify, verify. By having the CDC forms, and keeping them updated, you can cover all fronts.
It’s a simple process of choosing the information you want and downloading them to your computer. It will probably take less than 30 minutes, depending on the number of forms you want. The choices are numerous, ranging from poisonings, drowning, traumatic impact resulting in brain injuries, road traffic accidents, sports injuries, fire, care for the elderly, bombings, first aid, child stress and sexual abuse, suicide, home violence, and youth violence.
You can build a whole library on what CDC has made available to the public.
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