These children might need resuscitation en route (for example, coma, severe choking, not breathing, prolonged seizure) or need splinting before transportation (for example, major trauma or possible neck injury). These can be looked on as 5-minute emergencies and require a 911 call.
These emergency vehicles are staffed by emergency medical technicians or paramedics. They are often based at local fire departments. They can usually be reached by calling 911 or 0.
Rescue squads always have personnel trained in emergencies and respond more rapidly.
Drive to the nearest hospital offering emergency services.
These children need to be seen as quickly as possible but their condition is currently stable. Examples are poisonings, slow bleeding controlled by pressure, severe pain, and seizures that have stopped. These can be looked on as 20-minute emergencies.
A private car is quicker and less expensive than an ambulance.
Don't leave until you know the exact location of the hospital you will be going to. Keep your sick child in a car safety seat. Try to have a neighbor accompany you. Drive carefully.
Your child may not be seen immediately in the emergency room. Bring things for your child to do, such as books, toys, or a favorite stuffed animal.