Fort Worth, Texas,
12
June
2014
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05:31 PM
America/Chicago

Emergency?

6 signs from an ER doc

It’s only natural to panic when your child is really hurt and no one can be blamed for not thinking clearly at that 

moment. So, while you have a calm moment, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at what’s an emergency and when you should go the ER. Otherwise, you probably should take your child to the urgent care center.

Kimberly Aaron, M.D., medical director of the Cook Children’s Emergency Department, gives us six things to check in helping make this decision.

Here are 6 signs your child may need to go to the emergency room. Is your child having:

  1. Difficulty breathing
  2. Poor skin color
  3. Abnormal or altered behavior  
  4. Major trauma
  5. Severe pain
  6. Persistent bleeding

When in doubt, always call 911. Cook Children’s has four Urgent Care Centers to treat your children, Fort Worth, Mansfield, Southlake and Northeast Hospital.

 
 
About Cook Children's Emergency Services

Cook Children's emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cook Children's Emergency Department (ED) treats more than 100,000 patients every year. Our ED is the only EMS-designated pediatric trauma center in Tarrant County.