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The Ultimate Child Emergency Quiz
by Staff
All children experience accidents, falls and illnesses. There are very few parents who never make a trip to an emergency department with their child, because emergencies and children go hand in hand and are a fact of life. Take this quiz and familiarize yourself with child-related emergency situations.

What type of hospital is best for a child emergency?

  • children's hospitals
  • hospitals with a pediatric department
  • either of the above

What information should your child's caregiver have easily accessible in case of emergency?

  • medical and immunization history
  • insurance provider and Social Security number
  • both of the above

What phone numbers should you post near your phone in case of emergency?

  • local emergency service and poison control phone numbers
  • emergency department and pediatrician phone numbers
  • both of the above

What course can help you during an emergency?

  • CPR course
  • emergency course
  • medical care course

What do your learn in a CPR course?

  • how to resuscitate your child
  • how to assess your child's airways and breathing
  • both of the above

You should call an ambulance if:

  • your child experiences a seizure
  • your child sustains a head, neck or spinal cord injury
  • both of the above

What should you do if your child's medical emergency is not life threatening?

  • call your pediatrician
  • make a doctor's appointment
  • go to a local clinic

What should you bring to the hospital if your child ingested something poisonous?

  • the toxic substance
  • a bottle of water and bread or crackers
  • both of the above

What is the first thing that happens when you bring your child to the emergency department?

  • you check-in
  • triage nurse does an assessment
  • you wait to be called

Before you leave the emergency department you should:

  • get information about follow-up care
  • ask for sample medication
  • get the name of your child's primary doctor

A child under 90 days old with a fever should be:

  • taken straight to an emergency department
  • examined by your pediatrician without delay
  • given fever reducing medication

A child under six months of age with a fever should be:

  • taken straight to an emergency department
  • seen by a doctor within 24 hours
  • seen by a doctor within 48 hours

A child with a fever over ____ Fahrenheit should be taken to an emergency department.

  • 101 degrees
  • 103 degrees
  • 105 degrees

What should you do if your child exhibits hysterical crying?

  • Call your pediatrician.
  • Take your child to an emergency department.
  • Give your child a pain killer.

Call your pediatrician if your child::

  • experiences vision loss
  • has red, swollen and watery eyes
  • both of the above

You should call your pediatrician if your child has been vomiting for more than:

  • six hours
  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours

What is the most accurate way to measure a child's fever?

  • oral thermometer
  • rectal thermometer
  • forehead thermometer

What type of tests will my child undergo if he or she is admitted into the hospital for a high fever?

  • blood and urine tests
  • X-rays and spinal tap
  • both of the above

Small red spots on a child's face are a sign of:

  • allergies
  • strangulation
  • food poisoning

Cases of child strangulation typically occur:

  • in a play pen
  • by the hands of a babysitter
  • either of the above