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A Family Emergency Plan Checklist To Teach Your Kid How To Respond

A 9-year-old calmly asks his grandmother to call 911 while giving CPR to his little sister who had just fallen in the pool, reports a May 2011 CNN story. Incidents like these where small kids perform heroically in the face of an emergency happen more often than you think. Although we think of kids as […]

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Fire And Water: Summer Safety Tips To Prevent Child Drownings And Burns

Fire and water may be opposing forces of nature, but both are leading causes of injury in children, especially during the warm summer months. Here are tips to help keep your children safe from drowning and burns this summer. Drowning When the summer heat hits, kids may want to jump into the nearest body of […]

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We Have a Little Emergency: Child Identification Program for Emergencies

At EIRMC, we know your little ones mean the world to you, and you can’t wait to show them the world! But, we also know that automobile accidents can happen. We want to make sure that you have all your bases covered, should something happen during your child’s travels. What would you do if your […]

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Common Fireworks Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The 4th of July is supposed to be a celebration, but instead thousands of people are finding themselves nursing injuries. It may seem harmless to buy a few sparklers, some roman candles and a rocket or two to celebrate the holiday, but it’s important to handle fireworks safely. If you’re planning to skip the public […]

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Tips from a Trauma Nurse: Staying Safe on your ATV

Melonie Frasure, RN, is the Trauma Coordinator at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. She’s seen plenty of injuries from ATV and off-road vehicle riding. In this video, Melonie shares her advice for avoiding the Emergency Room this summer.   Select the Correct ATV Every ATV has a rider age minimum and a weight recommendation. Ride […]

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