Introduction to Emergency First Aid at Work including Babies and Children includes –
1. Planning for an emergency. What would you do if a child in your care had a serious accident or illness?
2. Do you have someone who can take care of the children in your care if you have to leave them?
3. Do you have a fully equipped first aid box that is easily accessible?
4. Have you record forms for the children in your care so you can take them to the hospital with you?
5. Do you have a fire escape plan?
6. Do parents know what to expect in case of an emergency?
7. Make a list of important numbers that are easily accessible: parents’ contact numbers, General Practitioner, Health Visitor, Social Services. NHS 24, 0845 242424, emergency back-up person.
Administer first aid to a casualty who is or requires –
- Unconscious (including seizure)
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Choking Adult, Child & Baby
- Wounded and bleeding
- Suffering from shock
- Appropriate first aid for minor injuries including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, small splinters, minor burns and scalds
- Resuscitation (Adult, Child and Baby)
In addition, discussion of specific work-related injuries/illness to include topics such as –
- Anaphylactic shock
- Childhood illness
- Head injuries
- Poisons Extremes of body temperature
- Medication & dealing with the unwell child