Prepare for emergencies before sending kids back to school

September 1, 2010

An estimated 55 million students nationwide head back into the classroom this month. ACEP wants every student to get to school safely.

An estimated 55 million students nationwide head back into the classroom this month. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) wants every student to get to school safely, remain safe and healthy throughout the year, and not end up in the emergency department or worse.

Angela Gardner, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP, said that parents need to take important steps now to protect their children's health before sending them back to school.

ACEP has created a list of medical priorities that should go right along with those lists that include buying pencils, notebooks, and backpacks. This will help both parents and children start off the school year right.

Nation's emergency physicians to parents: prepare now before sending your kids back to school. PRNewswire. August 2. 2010. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/. Accessed August 31, 2010.