Paramedic’s plea: “It takes two minutes and can help save your child’s life”

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It’s a scenario none of us wants to imagine happening but unfortunately, traffic accidents involving children are very common.

A paramedic has appealed to parents worldwide to make one simple change that could save their child’s life.

One paramedic shared her message on social media

An American paramedic, going by the name of Kaitlyn has shared this incredibly useful idea to help parents communicate information about their child should they arrive at an accident and emergency scene.  

“Way too often do emergency crew come upon a car wreck with children in the car who are too young to have any information and parents are unconscious,” Kaitlyn posted on social media.

Thanks to Kaitlyn Lawson for posting this.Way too often do firefighters come upon a car wreck with child(ren) in the…

Posted by Homeschool Potpourri on Monday, 5 March 2018

To help avoid this, she went on to suggest that parents write a short list with the following information about their child and pin it to the back of their child’s car seat:

  • Child’s full name
  • Date of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Emergency contact phone numbers
  • Any pre-existing medical conditions/allergies
  • Child’s GP information

The list helps emergency workers make contact quickly

The information will help emergency workers quickly ascertain any additional needs of the injured child, and also be able to swiftly make contact with the child’s guardian should there be the need to make a phone call.

This small effort is enough to make a big impact on the outcome of an emergency scene.

As Kaitlyn says: “It takes two minutes … and can help save your child’s life.”

It’d be hard to find a reason more compelling than that.


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