Attention: First Aid For Child Care Providers!
Child Care Providers, that is, Creches, Daycare Centres, Nursery Schools and Primary Schools, know that unintentional injuries will happen from time to time.
The best way to handle an unintentional injury is to be prepared before it happens. Think safety always and have an emergency action plan.
When you know how to respond in an emergency, and have the supplies you need, you are confident and can respond in a timely manner to help a child who depends on you.
First Aid Kits
Injuries do happen, despite the best prevention efforts. A well-stocked first aid kit is an absolute must in every child care program. Items are in a tightly sealed container within reach of adults, but out of the reach of children. Contents should be arranged in an orderly fashion and restocked after each use.
Give your kits regular check-ups. Mark your calendar to check your first aid kits at least every three months. Check to be sure that everything you need is in and replace supplies that have been used or have expired.
Where to Keep First Aid Kits
First aid kits are a necessity and they need to be easily available in case of an emergency. Child care centres need to have a fully stocked first aid kit in each classroom.
Store additional first aid kits in the kitchen and the main office. In a home with children, keep a first aid kit in the main area where children play and a second kit in the kitchen.
First aid kits are also essential during outdoor play. Store an extra first aid kit in a secure, waterproof area on the playground or bring the indoor first aid kit with you every time you take children outdoors. First aid kits should also be taken with you on any trips away from the day-care or school.
First Aid Training and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Training in first aid and CPR for children is critical for all child care providers, this could either be Emergency Paediatric First Aid or Full Paediatric First Aid. A child’s life may depend on you or anyone else available knowing what to do in a medical emergency. Attend a class that focuses on infants and children, not just adults. Classes will need to be repeated on a regular basis (every 2 – 3 years) so you keep current about what to do in an emergency.
Parents, Please Ensure Your Child Care Providers Are Equipped and Able To Help Your Child In A Medical Emergency!
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