App of the Week – FindERNow

Published On May 1, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | App of the Week

One of the most terrifying moments in a parents life is experiencing a seriously sick or injured child. That is why FindERNow is the App of the Week.

As parents you may know where the local emergency room is but is that ER equipped to handle pediatric emergencies? Parents you need to know where to find the best medical emergency care for your child. Only 47% of the 4,146 ERs in the U.S. have emergency preparedness plans addressing the unique needs of children, according to a federal program called Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC).

You can do better. The R Baby Foundation helped launch the pediatric version of the ER-locator app findERNow. The app lets you quickly find information about a hospital’s pediatric readiness. You can information that reveals the percentage of annual visits from children, and whether the ER has a separate pediatric area, pediatric emergency care coordinators and a verified pediatric trauma or burn center. If an ER is deemed adequately prepared for child patients, it’s marked with a blue baby icon.

New parents have a millions things to be concerned about. And experienced parents can always use additional safety information to protect their little ones. This is nothing to sneeze at. Know where to find help before you need it.

Other things you need to do is keep the number of the local poison control center close by. Know where your nearest emergency room is and drive the route. Know the fastest way to get there. Take pediatric First Aid classes and inspect your home for hidden dangers your child might find.

FindERNow is free and available for Apple and Android.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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