Overwhelmed by health care decisions?

There’s tons of advice on how to take care of a child who is ill – just Google the symptoms.

But how do you know what advice is correct?

“The Smart Parent’s Guide” offers guidance on making health care decisions so parents don’t feel so overwhelmed by all of the advice available in today’s information-saturated Internet era.

Published by the Joint Commission, the oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in

health care, “The Smart Parents Guide” gives easy-to-understand expert answers about medications,

healthy diets, infection prevention, sleep habits, and vaccinations.

Parents can also learn how to:

  • Protect their child’s health—in the emergency department, pediatric unit, pharmacy, and doctor’s exam room, and at home
  • Choose the right pediatrician, the right hospital and the right emergency department
  • Ask smart questions to be involved and stay on top of their child’s care when they are at the pediatrician’s office due to an illness or for a checkup, at the emergency department, or admitted to the hospital
  • Navigate the emergency department and ensure their child gets the best care in the timeliest way
  • Navigate a hospital stay with their child
  • Deal with the health care system if their child has a chronic illness or special needs.
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