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Top 5 things to bring to the pediatric ER

Here are a list of things to gather for yourself and child if you have time before heading to the ER.

Today's guest bloggers are Erica Darrows, BS, CCLS, team lead child life specialist in the emergency department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Shannon Taylor, CCLS, child life specialist in the emergency department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. March is Child Life Month.

When your child is sick or injured it can be terrifying and have you feeling out of control. Often times, families arrive to the Pediatric Emergency Department stressed and without key items to help themselves and their child during this hectic time.

Here is a list of items that you would want to consider grabbing before you go:

1. Your Child's Comfort Item

2. Your Electronic Devices & Chargers

3. Your Child's "Favorite" Thing

4. Undergarments and Clothing

5. Your Medication (the caregiver)

Often times, parents arrive to the Pediatric Emergency Department without an important medication such as their inhaler or insulin. It is important that you stay well for your child and managing your medications will be best for both of you.

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