Patient in pain? Do the Mom things first.


Margaret, 15 months old, stood up underneath the kitchen table. After smashing her head against the wood, she crumpled into a sobbing heap. Then she began her frantic search for mommy. In less than a minute Margaret’s mom had consoled her and she was resuming normal play.


Read the full Everyday EMS Tip at to treat any patient in pain — child or adult — with these “mom pain” treatment principles.