As a parent, chances are there is nothing more important to you than your child’s health. If your child gets injured or sick, it can be a very alarming experience for both of you. Over 25.5 million children under the age of 18 visited an emergency room in 2010, with injury and poisoning as the most common causes for the visits. Every injury and sickness in childhood is a little different, so how do you decide whether your child needs to go to the emergency room? Take a look at this infographic courtesy of Trident Health to learn about common reasons why kids visit the pediatric ER, and to learn what to do in common situations if your child is injured or sick. Remember, if you are ever in doubt about whether to take your child to the ER, play it safe and call 9-1-1. Please share this important information with your friends and fellow parents!