A Trip to the ER is No Treat

We want your little ones to stay safe this fall, because an unexpected trip to the ER is no treat. But when accidents happen, we’re here. Our kid-friendly ER is not so scary – With short wait times and 24/7 pediatric emergency specialists, our North Florida Regional Medical Center ER keeps care close to home. At North Florida Regional Medical Center, we can meet the unique needs of kids in an emergency, giving you peace of mind.

Did you know? Eating sugar doesn’t actually make kids hyper – they naturally get excited at events like holidays and parties where sweets are served!

We treat:

  • Dehydration
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Fractures
  • Head Injuries
  • High or Persistent Fever
  • Seizures
  • Severe Allergic Reactions
  • Severe Infections
  • Severe Pain
  • Stroke

Pumpkin Carving 101

  • Don’t allow small children to carve pumpkins. Kids can draw a face with markers or scoop out the pumpkin
  • Let kids ages 5-10 use a safety pumpkin carving kit instead of a knife
  • Use small votive candles for candle-lit pumpkins
  • Place lit pumpkins on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects
  • Never leave lit pumpkins unattended


Trick-or-Treat Checklist

Create a route
Establish a curfew
Use a flashlight
Bring a cellphone
Stay in a group
Only go to homes with a porch light on
Remainon well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk
Never cut across yards or use alleys
Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat
Never eat or drink unwrapped food items that may be offered
Watch out for scared pets
Always walk across the street – never run
Cross streets as a group in established crosswalks
Don’t assume the right of way. Cars may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops doesn’t mean others will


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How Much Candy Should You Let Your Kids Eat?

Let your child trade some candy for a prize such as a toy, book, or a fun event

Let your child pick 2-3 pieces of candy to have each day

Let your child pick a few pieces of candy & donate the rest to a senior citizen center or shelter

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Dress Your Little Monsters for Safety

Add bright and reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags

Choose hats, makeup, wigs or masks that don’t block eyesight

Make sure shoes fit well

Look out for choking hazards like small parts or strings