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How can I make sure my child gets good care in the emergency room (ER)?

One way to make sure your child receives good care in the emergency room (ER) is to provide an accurate and detailed description of your child's condition and medical history to the healthcare team. It is important to share this information. Understanding the history of the illness helps your doctor determine the cause and make a treatment plan.
To make sure your child gets good care in the emergency room (ER) always ask questions, but also be able to give your doctor or nurse detailed answers. Being knowledgeable about your child’s history, whether it’s about allergies or persistent symptoms they have experienced over time, will enable doctors and nurses to administer care more safely and more rapidly.

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