MedlinePlus - Injuries and Wounds provides access to a collection of information pertaining to urgent & emergency care and safety. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources with information about accidents & trauma, abuse, minor & major injuries, and first aid. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information about common injuries and emergencies provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field, but other similar sites may need to consulted.
Up & Away is an educational website that promotes the safe storage of medications, outlining six easy steps to protect children from accidental poisoning. The website is a good resource for tips on how to keep children safe from ingesting dangerous medications around the home and while traveling.
The Conversation Project is an advocacy website devoted to furthering public understanding of end-of-life care and advance directives. These help people initiate conversations with their loved ones about end-of-life wishes. This website is helpful for anyone preparing to enter into an end-of-life conversation or learning about how to become a healthcare proxy.
ConsumerMedSafety.org covers a wide range of safety issues associated with over-the-counter and prescription medication and products. The website makes recommendations on how to avoid overdose, the proper use and storage of medicine, how to read medication labels, and more.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
MedicineNet.com, like its owner WebMD, provides medical information, newsletters, and other services for general readers. Content is created by board-certified physicians, and is recommended to consumers for its in-depth, interactive collection of general health topics. But also like WebMd, this website has an abundance of advertisements and clutter which users must dig through to find helpful content.
Safe Kids Worldwide is recommended for people who want to learn more about enhancing safety in and outside of the home, especially for children and those who have mobility issues. The site provides safety tips to educate caretakers and children, with hundreds of free multimedia resources which are easy to access, read, understand, and share.
Poison Help is a government website recommended as a first-stop for readers who want to learn more about the management and prevention of poison-related emergencies. The site helps people locate their nearest poison center and/or call a telephone emergency hotline. There is additional information how to poison proof your home, medication storage, poison prevention tips by season and age range, recognizing poisoning, and the first steps after poisoning.
Emergency Care For You is recommended for information about recognizing and managing medical emergencies. Readers will find a variety of multimedia resources that offer advice about emergency services, how to prepare for emergency situations and disasters, visiting the ER, health and safety tips, and more.
Medscape is recommended as a medical information and news website for physicians and other medical professionals. Users can also search the site's collection of 14,000+ informational articles on various drugs, diseases, laborotary tests, and procedures. General readers will likely encounter a difficult reading experience. However, each article provides patient handouts specific to that disease, medication, or procedure.