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First Aid: Falls


With all the running, climbing, and exploring kids do, it's no surprise that falls are common. Although many result in mild bumps, cuts, and bruises, some can cause serious injuries that need immediate medical attention.

What to DoFirst Aid

Call 911 for emergency help and do not move your child if he or she:

If you think it's safe to move your child:

Seek Medical Care

If Your Child:

Think Prevention!

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014


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