As a working mother, the responsibility of taking care of your child gets hardened by the necessity of tackling with your daily and often times stressful job. Unfortunately, plans do not always go according to your needs and wants, unfortunate events do occur, and among them emergencies make no exception. Do you think you are prepared to handle an emergency the right way, ensuring your kids stay safe and protected at all times? To throw a hand at you, here are a few useful emergency tips in case of natural disasters or threatening scenarios caused by the human hand.
Save All Important Phone Numbers In Your Contacts
Put your child's phone number on speed dial and add the emergency number in your area – in most cases, this number is 911 but you will need to double check that with your local authorities just to make sure. Memorize your child's doctor’s phone number and do the same with the numbers of any other specialist doctors he might need for his ongoing conditions.
If you are currently looking for a specialist for your own needs or for the needs of your small one, you should perform a thorough research, ask for references and recommendations and analyze things like years of experience in a certain medical field, studies, accreditations, collaborations, important breakthroughs they might have accomplished and so on. Interview a few doctors just like you would shop for an accountant or a lawyer and pay close attention to the personality traits of the doctors you are most interested in. This is an essential factor that will make a huge difference in your long-term professional relationship. Make sure you have your nearest hospital or doctor's address on you at all times so in case of injuries as a result of an emergency situation you can keep your temper and know exactly where to go.
For the same reason, you should always keep a GPS device on your car or make sure you can sue your phone's GPS to know how to reach to nearest medical center or hospital and get the emergency care you or your child need.
Teach Your Child How To…
If your child is of a preschool age or more, teach him his full name, as well as the name of his parents and his home address and phone number if possible.
Instruct them to never go away with stranger when there is chaos around and teach them to call 911 and communicate their location.
Teach him how to find safe spots around the house in case of a natural disaster or some other type of an emergency situation and train them not to panic in difficult situations.
When visiting their physicians, have them get acquainted with medical care personnel and specific machines and devices so they can better handle stressful scenarios that require hospitalization. Medical centers like Unimed are well prepared and they have a large number of specialists trained in all medical fields and they make for the best go-to destinations in case of emergencies.